Full Name Umar Akmal
Born May 26, 1990
Lahore, Punjab
Age 27 Years, 1 Months, 27 Days
National Side Pakistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling -
Batting Rank ODI - 71, World Cup - 71, T20I - 28
Bowling Rank ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Teams Played Pakistan, Baluchistan, Karachi Harbour, Leicestershire, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Lahore Shalimar, Pakistan A, Punjab Stallions, Punjab Pakistan, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Pakistan, Chittagong Vikings, Wayamba United, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders, Punjab Badshahs, Lahore Qalandars, Rajshahi Kings
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 7, World Cup - 2, T20I - 7, CL - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2009 - 2011], [ODI, 2009 - 2017], [World Cup, 2011 - 2015], [T20I, 2009 - 2016], [CL, 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.

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Umar Akmal Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 16 30 2 1003 129 v NZ 1 6 117 17 35.82 65.98 12 0
ODI 116 105 17 3044 102* v SL 2 20 260 50 34.59 85.94 77 13
World Cup 14 13 2 404 71 v KEN 0 2 38 7 36.72 84.16 16 0
T20I 82 77 14 1690 94 v AUS 0 8 122 55 26.82 122.90 49 2
CL 3 3 1 139 73* v DOL 0 1 12 7 69.50 157.95 1 1

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Umar Akmal Profile

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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