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Umar Akmal

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
Pakistan, Lahore Lions, Lahore Shalimar, Pakistan A, Punjab Stallions, Punjab (P), Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Pakistan Under-19, Wayamba United, Barbados Tridents
Roles played:
WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
19
Bowling:
0
Batting:
18
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
May 26, 1990, Lahore, Punjab

Profile

As far as blistering starts to one's international careers are concerned, few can rival Umar Akmal. He announced himself with scores of 66 and 102* inside his first three ODIs in Sri Lanka in 2009 and then went on to score 129 and 75 on Test debut in New Zealand. He became just the second Pakistani batsman to score a hundred on debut away from home after Fawad Alam. He finished his debut Test series as the highest run-getter. These performances weren't a surprise. At the first-class level, Akmal was renowned for his big scores amassed in quick time.

As a fearless middle-order batsman throughout Pakistan’s disappointing spree of series losses against Sri Lanka in 2009 and later in Australia in early 2010, Umar's ascendance was one of their few positives. But as the series in Australia progressed, complacency began to creep into his Test form, which started to dip.

In ODIs though, a hundred and five fifties by his 18th outing helped him maintain a steady average. It was enough to justify an inclusion in Pakistan's 2010 World Twenty20 squad. He finished the tournament as Pakistan's third highest-run getter towards their semi-final run. However, his poor form continued in Tests and soon he was dropped for the series against Sri Lanka in the UAE. He has sparkled sporadically in the ODIs and T20Is.

His flamboyance, immaculate timing and wide range of shots in his armoury make him a dangerous proposition for any opposition but with the kind of talent he possesses, it's high time he starts being consistent!


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 16 30 1003 2 35.82 65.98 1 6 129
ODI 94 83 2623 15 38.57 87.08 2 19 102*
T20 56 53 1221 9 27.75 122.1 0 6 94
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 12 0 1
ODI 59 13 8
T20 36 2 6

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2011
 
ODI:
2009-2014
 
T20:
2009-2014
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at University Oval, Dunedin - Nov 24, 2009
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo - Sep 01, 2011
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Aug 01, 2009
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 08, 2014
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Aug 12, 2009
Last played:
Pakistan Vs West Indies at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 01, 2014
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