Fawad Alam is an all-rounder Pakistani cricketer. He is a left-hand batsman and left-arm slow bowler. Currently, Fawad is playing first-class cricket. He has played in all three international formats as a middle-order batsman for Pakistan. He is well known for his first-class cricket achievements. In the history of Pakistan’s first-class cricket, he has the highest batting average, and he is the only Pakistani player who once ranked as 12th all-time best batsman among the top 50 world’s best batsman in the first-class history. Fawad is a versatile player who can play at any number in the batting line up. This article has all the information about Alam, including Fawad Alam Biography.
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Date:||8th October 1985|
|Team Role:||Batting All-Rounder|
|Bowling Style:||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|ODI Debut:||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi|
|T20 Debut :||Kenya v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym)|
Fawad Alam Biography
Fawad is known as one of the best batsmen in domestic cricket. He is one of many Pakistani openers who made reliable beginnings but did not reach the next level. Fawad is a classical batsman, as well as a fielder who made an encouraging start to his top of the line profession at the young age of 17. Some great cricket performances gave him a way to first-class as well as international cricket after playing under-19 cricket. Moreover, Fawad has recently started to showcase his skills in the showbiz world as well. He has opted for a TV actor. In April 2019, he appeared in a Pakistani drama, “Ghar Damad.”
Fawad date of Birth
He was born on 8 October 1985 at Karachi. Currently, he is a resident of the same city.
Education of Fawad
He completed his graduation in commerce according to the ICC data he is among the few Pakistani team members who have graduated.
Fawad Alam Family
Fawad is a son of Tariq Alam who has served as a cricketer in the past. Tariq Alamhad a long stretch with the first-class cricket. Alam was accordingly inspired by cricket since adolescence. He started his profession by playing for Karachi and Pakistan Customs. He got married to Samreen Fawad. Both blessed with 3 Children.
In December 2003, his first appearance in List-A happened, he played for the Pakistan Customs team, on the next day his career initiated in first-class cricket against the same opposition in Karachi. His astonishing performance stepped him up to ICC under-19 world cup 2006 in which the Pakistani team became the champions. On 22nd May 2007 He made his ODI match debut against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi. and scored a magnificent hundred.
T20 International Debut
He played 38 ODI games for the national team, with an average of 40.25. A couple of months later, he made his T20 international debut at Nairobi on 4 September 2007 against Kenya. He played in 24 T20 matches with an average of 17.63.
Fawad made his test debut a few years after, on 12 July 2009, in Colombo against Srilanka. He made a magnificent 168 in the subsequent innings, being among the list of Pakistani players to score a century on debut. Fawad has played in three test matches in his Test career and has made a total 250 runs with an attractive average of 44.66.
Fawad is the second quickest to reach 12,000 runs in a first-class career. The first batsman to do so was Late Hanif Muhammad. That shows his class in numbers of domestic cricket. Meanwhile, he made two centuries in his first season of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. In first-class cricket, Fawad made 12222 runs, including 34 centuries, with an average of 56.84. He played domestically for many clubs, including Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board Patrons XI, Pakistan A, Rajshahi, Karachi Kings, Pakistan All-Star XI, and the rest.
International Career and Achievements
- He made a strong break in the 2006-07 season, where he played very well. His batting records in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy made him of a high caliber. Though he was a great domestic batsman, he has not played long at the international level. Fawad has got several opportunities for Pakistan’s international side, but he has not been a regular player in the team. Alam was dropped from the national team for more than 3 years after his selection in the side.
- Fawad was chosen for Pakistan academy’s tour of South Africa and scored 302 in September to October 2008. He was the most run-getter in a four-day match against Kenya. In his second international ODI, he made a winning knock against India in Jaipur. After he was dropped from international cricket in all formats, Fawad continued to work hard and played domestic cricket. He was the top run-scorer in the President’s One-Day Trophy in the season 2013/14, which gained him a recall in the national side again.
- Alam was selected in Asia Cup 2014, where he took part in the victory in his first match against Bangladesh with remarkable 70 runs. Fawad Alam has performed exceptionally well in domestic cricket and has always been a favorite player among the cricket fans. He is well praised by former cricketers but has not been able to get another recall at an international level. He is a well-established test batsman even today.
Fawad has now chosen another career for himself and is trying his skills as an actor nowadays. In 2019 he made his debut in a comedy serial ‘Ghar Damaad,’ which made many of his fans furious. However, the play on aired on PTV where he gave a cameo appearance.
Social Media Handles
His social media accounts include