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Kamran Akmal

Pakistan|Wicketkeeper Batter
Kamran Akmal
INTL CAREER: 2002 - 2017
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Full Name

Kamran Akmal

Born

January 13, 1982, Lahore, Punjab

Age

40y 258d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

RELATIONS

Adnan Akmal

(brother),

Umar Akmal

(brother),

Babar Azam

(cousin)

Kamran Akmal may well be the most emphatic proof of cricket's changed priorities post Adam Gilchrist. Sides now search for an explosive batsman who can change a day, an innings, a phase with the bat and so long as you can identify right wicketkeeping glove from left, the place is yours.

There has been little doubt about Akmal's batting. The purity of his drives and the strength of his cutting and pulling, particularly on slower subcontinent surfaces, has always held a strong allure. And when it comes together as it did one January morning in Karachi against India - one of the Test innings of that decade - he makes it in the side as a batsman alone.

But his glovework, which began so promisingly when he effectively ended the dogfight between Rashid Latif and Moin Khan in late 2004, has deteriorated alarmingly and few Pakistan matches are complete without a clumsy Akmal error.

It wasn't always thus, for he was good when he began, good enough to impress Ian Healy. But non-stop cricket in all three formats have let technical errors creep in and critics and experts have long pushed for the need for him to take a break.

To quality spin, he is often as lost as the batsmen and Danish Kaneria, over the years, has suffered in particular. In a string of error-ridden performances, the one nobody will forget will be the four dropped catches (and a missed run-out) in the Sydney Test of 2009-10, which allowed Australia to escape with a remarkable, traumatic win. Against this the memory of his Karachi hundred will always battle, with no clear winner ever likely to emerge. The tryst with controversy does his cause no good, with his refusal to accept his demotion from the side in the aftermath of a disastrous Sydney Test in 2009, eliciting a harsh fine and a disciplinary probation from the PCB.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test539262648158*30.79419663.106123721418422
ODI15713814323612426.09385583.945103783715731
T20I585369877321.00825119.6305100312832
FC249384321348127538.29336287166
List A34030524910120032.38213436889
T20291274196775150*26.565066133.73545775235172102
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test53------------
ODI157------------
T20I58------------
FC24954440---4.88-000
List A340000-----000
T20291------------
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Kamran Akmal swivels into a pull
Kamran Akmal sweeps one during his knock of 42
Kamran Akmal scored a 32-ball 53
David Miller and Kamran Akmal put on 125 off 73 balls
Sohaib Maqsood shapes to drill one as Kamran Akmal looks on
Kamran Akmal hits the ball really hard