Umar Akmal

Born May 26, 1990Lahore, Punjab
Age 24 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days
National Side Pakistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling -
Batting Rank ODI - 22, T20I - 17
Bowling Rank ODI - NA, T20I - NA
Test Debut November 24, 2009 v New Zealand
Last Test September 1, 2011 v Zimbabwe
ODI Debut August 1, 2009 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI October 10, 2014 v Australia
T20I Debut August 12, 2009 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I October 5, 2014 v Australia
CL Debut September 21, 2014 v Kolkata
Last CL September 30, 2014 v Perth Scorchers
Teams Played Pakistan, Lahore Lions, Lahore Shalimar, Pakistan A, Punjab Stallions, Punjab (P), Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Pakistan, Wayamba United, Barbados Tridents
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 7, T20I - 5, CL - 1,
Career Span 2009 - 2011, 2009 - 2014, 2009 - 2014, 2014,

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!

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Batting & Fielding

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Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
15(39) & DNB - v Zimbabwe Sep 01, 2011
56(88) & 30(25) - v West Indies May 20, 2011
33(75) & 47(102) - v West Indies May 12, 2011
4(5) & DNB - v South Africa Nov 12, 2010
6(22) & 79*(68) - v England Aug 26, 2010