Geo.tv – Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has broken silence over the deluge of criticism that has followed Fawad Alam’s exclusion, yet again, from the Pakistan squad despite his consistently high batting average in domestic cricket.

Summary

  • Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has broken silence over the deluge of criticism that has followed Fawad Alam’s exclusion, yet again, from the Pakistan squad despite his consistently high batting average in domestic cricket.
  • Fawad, whose first-class average hovers at more than 55, has been overlooked for Tests by various selection committees and captains over the past eight years – a mystery that has left fans baffled and angrier with each passing season.
  • “Fawad Alam is an outstanding player but in the last three years there are others at the top of the list,” Inzamam said in an interview to ESPNcricinfo.
  • “I am not sure why Fawad wasn’t picked in the past before me but if you ask me about my tenure as chief selector, I have seen better players.”
  • “People might be cynical about this but the head coach [Mickey Arthur], batting coach [Grant Flower] and other selectors made the decision to select Imam.


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