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Umar Akmal
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Umar Akmal

Pakistan|middle-order batter
Umar Akmal

INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2019

Full Name

Umar Akmal

Born

May 26, 1990, Lahore, Punjab

Age

30y 326d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Middle order batter

relations

(brother),

(brother),

(cousin),

(father-in-law),

(brother-in-law)

TEAMS

Umar Akmal burst onto the international scene oozing class, and drawing the highest praise from experts. In his first Test innings, against New Zealand in Dunedin against an attack which included Shane Bond and Daniel Vettori, the 19-year-old Umar scored 129 in an innings when no other specialist batsman touched 30. His fearlessness at the crease and his wide array of strokes had pundits gushing for superlatives, as throughout that series and on the tour to Australia which followed, Umar consistently got starts. Given that he had also scored a century in his third ODI, and that Pakistan were on the lookout for middle-order talent, it appeared Umar would be a certainty in the team in all formats for several years to come.

Sadly, the second chapter of the Umar story hasn't been as perfect. His form deserted him in 2010, and he didn't help his cause by getting into trouble with the authorities: in June 2011 he was issued a showcause notice for giving unauthorised interviews to the media. Soon after, he was dropped from the Test side for the series against Sri Lanka in the UAE, with the selectors suggesting that he return to domestic cricket and rediscover the ability to bat long periods and score big hundreds. With age on his side, though, Umar still has plenty of time to get his international career back on track.
ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test16302100312935.82152065.981611717120
ODI121110173194102*34.34371286.04220268537713
T20I84791416909426.001377122.730812255502
FC10317711747024845.001004174.391741953113850
List A207192245985136*35.62634894.2863752914412813
T20260242515530115*28.954230130.7313345821515812
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test16------------
ODI121------------
T20I84------------
FC1031847130952/242/2461.803.9394.20000
List A207611410121/71/750.505.3157.00000
T202601243611/361/3636.009.0024.00000
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Umar Akmal arrives for the hearing on his ban
Umar Akmal goes aerial during his half-century
Umar Akmal raises his bat after reaching his fifty
Misbah-ul-Haq oversees Pakistan's training session
A frustrated Umar Akmal leaves the field
Umar Akmal hits out