Fawad: My story isn’t that interesting

Australia spinner Fawad Ahmed could be handed his Test cap for the first Test against the West Indies this week, and feels that he'd like to make people forget about how he came to play for the Aussies.

Fawad wants to make people remember him for his cricket, rather than his refugee status from Pakistan before becoming an Australian citizen last year. He feels everyone has a struggle of their own to overcome, his story is not that interesting.

Fawad told ABC: "I have to perform well on the field as well to justify my selection. That's the main thing.

"Whatever background you are – there are so many other different stories as well – it might be the guys who come from the countryside and been through tough times.

"They might have left their families as well to go to the city to play cricket.

"So there is a story behind every single person."

Fawad did not have the best time in the warm-up match in Antigua, but feels that the selectors will be smart enough to look back to his Sheffield Shield efforts when judging him, and go with the conditions.

He continued: "It's a different culture in the Australian system. They just look to the conditions and pick their best XI for the game.

"I've come off a really good Sheffield Shield season. Not only one season, but two-and-a-half seasons In Australia, limited overs as well.

"They're not just going to look at six, seven, eight overs that went not as well as normally. They know what my ability and skills are. I think it will be fine."