Full name Mohammad Akram Awan
Born September 10, 1974, Islamabad, Punjab
Current age 40 years 324 days
Major teams Pakistan, Allied Bank, Essex, Northamptonshire, Rawalpindi, Surrey, Sussex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Sep 15-19, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, Mar 27-30, 2001 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Gujranwala, Sep 29, 1995 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, Jul 5, 2000 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Surrey v Kent at Croydon, May 30-Jun 2, 2007 scorecard|
|List A debut||1992/93|
|Last List A||Kent v Surrey at Canterbury, Sep 4, 2007 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sussex v Surrey at Hove, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jun 23, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/13||Lashings XI||v Staffs||Wellington||10 Jul 2008||Other T20|
|1/17||Lashings XI||v Shropshire||Wellington||10 Jul 2008||Other T20|
|1/10||Lashings XI||v Sth Northumb||Gosforth||2 Jul 2008||Other OD|
|1/7||Lashings XI||v Ireland||Wicklow||22 Jun 2008||Other T20|
|-||Lashings XI||v Ireland||Wicklow||22 Jun 2008||Other T20|
|0/15||Lashings XI||v Cambridge U||Cambridge||12 Jun 2008||Other OD|
|0/23, 1*||Surrey||v Kent||Canterbury||4 Sep 2007||LA|
|2/36||Surrey||v Glamorgan||The Oval||27 Aug 2007||LA|
|3/35||Surrey||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||26 Aug 2007||LA|
|1/44||Surrey||v Derbyshire||The Oval||19 Aug 2007||LA|
Mohammad Akram was a tall, right-arm fast-medium bowler who hit the pitch hard and was a handful on a wicket with bounce. He had an awkward, rigid approach to the crease but was one of the more consistent Pakistan bowlers before he chose a life in England. He was not a big swinger, relying more on seam movement. Akram found it difficult to secure a regular Test place thanks to the enduring talents of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis plus the emergence of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami. But he was a useful man to have as back-up, even though his batting and fielding are best forgotten.
He had a brief sojourn in England playing for Northants in 1995 as replacement for Curtly Amrbrose, who was on tour with West Indies. After marrying an Anglo-Pakistani from Walthamstow, he settled in England, and turned out for Essex and Sussex in 2003 and 2004 respectively, as a non-overseas player, before signing a three-year contract with Surrey and professing a desire to play for his adopted country. In August 2012 he was appointed Pakistan's bowling coach.
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