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Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal

Born January 13, 1982 Lahore, Punjab
Age 33 Years, 7 Months, 19 Days
National Side Pakistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling -
Batting Rank
Bowling Rank
Teams Played Pakistan, Lahore City, Lahore, Lahore Blues, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Lahore Shalimar, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Punjab Stallions, Punjab Pakistan, Jaipur, Pakistan, Sylhet Royals, Wayamba United, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Federal United
Man of the Match Test - 2, ODI - 4, World Cup - 0, T20I - 2, IPL - 0,
Career Span 2002 - 2010, 2002 - 2013, 2007 - 2011, 2006 - 2014, 2008,

One probably has to date back to Imtiaz Ahmed in the early 50s to find a Pakistani wicket-keeper who doubled up as an accomplished batsman. In Moin Khan and Rashid Latif, Kamran Akmal’s much-rotated predecessors, Pakistan too followed the sport-wide trend of specialists behind the stumps with average batting ability. The arrival of Adam Gilchrist bucked the trend, and Kamran became Pakistan’s own wicket-keeper batsman. Still, doubts are often raised over Akmal’s ability with the glove, in contrast to his assured batting prowess. It rightly indicates towards Akmal primarily being a batsman who was later augmented to a glove-man.

Kamran Akmal OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 539262648158* v SL6123721430.7963.1018422
ODI 154135143168 124 v WI5103713426.1883.8315631
World Cup 1110124955 v KEN0134027.6670.73116
T20I 5449689773 v BAN05902720.86120.402832
IPL 66112853* v CHE0113825.60164.1054

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
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ODI 0000000000 0
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Kamran Akmal AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Australia 7 14 0 218 47 0 0 36 / 2 15.57 61.06 16 5
England 10 17 0 390 154 1 1 46 / 0 22.94 55.87 42 2
India 11 19 2 746 119 4 2 118 / 2 43.88 61.65 33 8
New Zealand 3 6 1 257 82 0 3 32 / 4 51.40 63.77 12 1
South Africa 7 14 1 359 71 0 3 52 / 0 27.61 61.68 20 2
Sri Lanka 8 11 1 381 158* 1 1 38 / 6 38.10 76.81 30 1
West Indies 5 8 1 203 78 0 1 33 / 0 29.00 65.90 23 2
Zimbabwe 2 3 0 94 56 0 1 17 / 0 31.33 66.19 8 1
Total 53 92 6 2648 158 v SL 6 12 372/14 32.48 64.12 184 22

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

Kamran Akmal LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 35 65 2 1496 119 v IND 2 8 230 / 6 23.74 61.08 125 16
Home 16 23 4 1078 158* v SL 4 4 130 / 7 56.73 66.79 51 6
Neutral 2 4 0 74 46 v AUS 0 0 12 / 1 18.50 55.63 8 0
Total 53 92 6 2648 158 v SL 6 12 372/14 32.99 61.17 184 22

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

Kamran Akmal YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2002 3 5 0 135 56 v ZIM 0 1 26 / 0 27.00 69.58 11 1
2003 1 2 0 4 4 v SA 0 0 1 / 0 2.00 22.22 2 0
2004 5 8 0 86 24 v AUS 0 0 16 / 0 10.75 51.80 15 3
2005 9 16 0 550 154 v ENG 2 0 73 / 0 34.37 59.01 33 8
2006 12 18 3 606 113 v IND 2 3 90 / 2 40.40 67.33 37 5
2007 8 16 1 563 119 v IND 1 4 84 / 0 37.53 57.15 25 2
2009 9 15 2 581 158* v SL 1 4 63 / 11 44.69 73.73 34 3
2010 6 12 0 123 46 v AUS 0 0 19 / 1 10.25 57.74 27 0
Total 53 92 6 2648 158 v SL 6 12 372/14 25.87 57.32 184 22

ODI

World Cup

T20I

IPL

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
13(21) & 1(4) - v England Aug 26, 2010
10(16) & 0(6) - v England Aug 18, 2010
0(2) & 0(3) - v England Jul 29, 2010
15(22) & 13(26) - v Australia Jul 21, 2010
0(3) & 46(82) - v Australia Jul 13, 2010

KAMRAN AKMAL's profile

One probably has to date back to Imtiaz Ahmed in the early 50s to find a Pakistani wicket-keeper who doubled up as an accomplished batsman. In Moin Khan and Rashid Latif, Kamran Akmal’s much-rotated predecessors, Pakistan too followed the sport-wide trend of specialists behind the stumps with average batting ability. The arrival of Adam Gilchrist bucked the trend, and Kamran became Pakistan’s own wicket-keeper batsman. Still, doubts are often raised over Akmal’s ability with the glove, in contrast to his assured batting prowess. It rightly indicates towards Akmal primarily being a batsman who was later augmented to a glove-man.

Into just his third Test inning during his debut tour to Zimbabwe in 2002, Kamran Akmal notched his first international half-century. Only in early 2005 against West Indies was Akmal’s batting given additional exposure, sent as an opening partner to Imran Nazir to face West Indies. A century ensued, Akmal’s career-first, and growing doubts over his shoddy wicket-keeping were set aside. Constant pressure to perform well with the bat as to find grace with his keeping shortcomings helped Akmal to 5 international tons between November 2005 and January 2006. He played his first World Cup in 2007, in part of Pakistan’s poor showing at the Caribbean.

Riding on that purple patch between late 2005 and early 2006, Akmal’s form deteriorated, in a slump that witnessed only 2 additional centuries in ODI and Tests each from 2006 to mid-2010. But his knack of scoring runs in quick time saw Kamran’s inclusion in the prolific Pakistani T20 side, helping his team to the T20 World Cup win in 2009. During the tournament, improvements were also evident in his keeping evidenced by his 4 stumpings against Netherlands. After two decades shifting keeping duties, Akmal’s stability behind the sticks is a welcome change for Pakistan.