Umar Akmal blames 'team combination', not form and unreliability for ODI omission

Karachi, Jan. 9 (ANI): Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has said it is team combination, and not his form and unreliability, that is to be blamed for his omission from the opening two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against India.

Umar was stumped for 25 off 50 balls, jumping down the pitch at a time when the required rate was just over four an over with the tail to follow. Pakistan went on to lose the next four wickets for just 33 runs and lose the match by 10. While Umar tried to justify his earlier omission, he was also content with his performance at Feroz Shah Kotla despite the effect his dismissal had on the result, reports The Express Tribune.

Umar insisted he is trying hard to get rid of the aggression. He added that he has acted responsibly and taken it past the finish line whenever the team has required him to do so. (ANI)


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