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Pakistan v England: The decision not to send Night Watchman at end of second day was right: Fawad Alam

fawad Alam during video link media talk

The third and final Test against England is almost out of the hands of the Pakistani cricket team.

The batsman from whom the Pakistan team could expect a big score in this difficult situation was Babar Azam but he too could not save his wicket at the hands of James Anderson.

The question being asked here is that when Abid Ali’s wicket fell, Babar Azam could not be replaced by Knight Watchman?

Abid Ali was out in the fifth over of Pakistan’s innings, which means that Babar Azam got to play only 26 balls and he was out in the eleventh over of the innings.

The same question was asked to Pakistani cricket team batsman Fawad Alam when he appeared in a media talk via video link, but he justified the decision to send Babar Azam to bat.

In cricket terms, a night watchman is a bowler who is sent off in the closing overs of a match in the event of a top-order batsman being out to save other specialist batsmen.

Opinions are divided in the world of cricket in this regard. Some batsmen do not want to be replaced by a night watchman, while several coaches have questioned the strategy of a top-order batsman to bowl hard in the evening. How can a bowler if he can’t face?

Fawad Alam says it would have been premature to send a night watchman as there were about half an hour of play and eight overs left.

Normally three or four overs are left, in which case the night watchman is sent. In addition, the batsman is also asked if he wants to go for batting, if he does not do so, then the night watchman is sent. Is. He thinks Babar Azam was ready to bat.

Unique way to stand on the crease:

There have been various comments in cricket circles on the way Fawad Alam stands in the crease while batting. His style is very similar to that of West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

Fawad Alam says he has no problem batting with his stance. They listen to people’s comments but they think positively about it. He has reached here with the same stance and is wearing the star of Pakistan.

Batsmen who normally stand on the crease also get out at zero and score a century, so this topic is not so important to them.

The measure of Misbah’s patience:

Fawad Alam was asked if head coach Misbah-ul-Haq is generally cool and calm but after the failure of the first test and the disappointing performance of two days in the third test, what is he feeling and what about the dressing room? Is the atmosphere?

Fawad Alam says Misbah-ul-Haq is well aware of the ups and downs of cricket, which is why when the team lost the first Test, he talked to every player in detail and still does. Calm down and give us a plan of action.

It is now up to the players to follow this strategy. The players understand the plan and it is not that they are not following it but this test has not been consistently good bowling.

At the same time, it should be noted that the fate of English batsmen has been with them somewhere.

First Test wicket:

Fawad Alam admits to returning to Test cricket after 11 years that he never thought it would happen. It was a difficult time for him to stay away from international cricket for so long. He had an appetite for return and performances, so he continued his performances in domestic cricket.

They want to play as long as they have form and fitness. “Only God knows how much cricket they have left. After not scoring in an innings, they are definitely under pressure like any other player, but the challenge is to stay positive and think about performing well in the next innings.

Fawad Alam bowled for the first time in his fifth Test and took two wickets in England’s first innings. His first wicket was Jass Butler, after which he dismissed Chris Vokes.

Interestingly, Fawad Alam had to wait 4,060 days for his first wicket in Test cricket.

So far, only five bowlers in the history of Test cricket have taken their first wicket after waiting for more than 4,000 days.

Leading the way here is Zaheer Abbas who got his first wicket in Test cricket after waiting for 5089 days by dismissing India’s Roger Bunny.