(born 8 October 1985 in Karachi
) is a Pakistani first-class cricketer
. He is primarily a left-handed batsman but bowls handy slow left-arm orthodox. His father Tariq
had a long first class career in Pakistan.
Making his first class debut at the age of 17, Fawad played with Pakistan Customs and Karachi. He impressed enough to be selected to play in the U-19 World Cup, which Pakistan won.
Fawad starred in the 2006-07 domestic season, finishing as the fifth highest run scorer in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. He took a 5 wicket haul in the Twenty20 Cup final which earned him Man of the Match and was also named Man of the Series, Best Batsman and Best Bowler.
After Pakistan's disappointing World Cup campaign, Alam was drafted into a 16 man squad for a One Day International
series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi
. His debut in the 3rd ODI was one to forget, he was caught and bowled by Dilhara Fernando
for a first ball duck.
His second One-day International was a better experience, as he contributed 32 unbeaten runs down the order as Pakistan beat India
by 31 runs in Jaipur
In between those two matches, he traveled to South Africa
as part of Pakistan's squad for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20
tournament. He played in the semi-final, taking two wickets against New Zealand
, one a superb caught and bowled effort to dismiss Lou Vincent
, as Pakistan progressed to the final, for which he was not selected. In Asia Cricket Cup in June 2008, he scored his maiden half century... Read More