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Famous cricket players of Pakistan: Umar Akmal

by on February 26, 2011
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 Umar Akmal

  • Umar Akmal of Pakistan cricket team made his debut in ODI in 2009 as a middle order batsman against the Sri Lankan cricket team
  • Umar Akmal has played 99 one day international matches in which he scored a total of 2697 runs with 102* being the highest score. Umar Akmal scored his highest ODI score of 102* runs against Sri Lankan cricket team. In ODI, he has scored 19 fifties and 2 centuries so far. 
  • Umar Akmal has played 57 T20 matches where he scored 2697 runs, *4 runs being the highest score by Umar Akmal in Twenty Twenty international.
  • Umar Akmal appeared in 16 test matches where he scored 1222 runs with batting average of 35.75. Umar Akmal’s highest score in test cricket is 129 which he made against New Zealand cricket team. Umar Akmal scored his highest runs in his debut test match which gave an optimistic sign in the Pakistan cricket team. In test cricket, Umar Akmal has scored 6 fifties and 1 hundred. 
  • Umar Akmal is also an occasional wicket keeper for Pakistan cricket team.
  • Umar Akmal will be performing in his second World Cup tournament in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Umar Akmal is a very aggressive run scorer. His strike rate though not as great as Shahid Afridi’s, Umar is known for his aggressive knocks. As a middle order batsman he plays very maturely and responsibly. Umar Akmal’s batting is improving with each game. 

Umar Akmal is known for his hard hitting in T20 and ODI formats. He can be extremely dangerous in lower batting order. However Umar has been facing problems due to injury and poor performance over the time. He hasn’t been included in any series of 2014, not even for ODI because of his poor form. His inconsistent performance and wrong shot selection has hindered his career over the time. He is otherwise an absolutely marvelous talented batsman who need a little more guidance. 

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