Australia’s David Warner reacts after completing his triple century against Pakistan during day two of the second Test in Adelaide on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Williamson scored 238 and collaborated in a marathon 369-run partnership, a New Zealand record for the fourth wicket, with Nicholls, who made 157.
The 34-year-old Alam played his last Test match against New Zealand in November of 2009 and is a strong candidate for the first test. It starts at Old Trafford on Aug. 5. Selectors left out Iftikhar Ahmed.
The series held major significance for a host nation deprived of all forms of international cricket for almost a decade. Pakistan had been forced to play its home series outside the country, mostly in the United Arab Emirates, since 2009.
The tournament will be held over the weekend of Feb.18-19, 2023 at Zayed City Sports Stadium, an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi and the largest multi-purpose sports venue in the UAE.
The 73-year-old was on his way back home from Cape Town to Despatch in Eastern Cape, after a golf weekend when the tragic incident took place. Three others were also killed in the crash.
The Emirati driver is determined to shrug off last month’s setback in Poland where a race error from one of the backmarkers put him out this season’s opening round.