Umar Akmal

May 26, 1990 (31 years)
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style
Right Handed
Bowling Style

Umar Akmal is a right-handed batsman and a part-time off-spinner. The 30-year-old player has represented Pakistan in all formats of international cricket.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I

Team played

Pakistan, Balochistan, Habib Bank Limited, Karachi Harbour, Lahore Blues, Leicestershire, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Pakistan A, Punjab Stallions, Punjab Pakistan, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Pakistan Under-19, Chattogram Challengers, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Wayamba United, United Bank Limited, Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders, Punjab Badshahs, Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars, Rajshahi Royals, Benoni Zalmi, Punjabi Legends, Winnipeg Hawks, Edmonton Royals, Central Punjab, Pearl Gladiators

Test Career

Umar has scored 1003 runs in 16 Tests at 35.82. He had a brilliant start to his career in his first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin in November 2009. New Zealand batted first and scored 429. In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 332, of which 129 runs came from Akmal’s bat. Set to score 250 to win, Pakistan were bowled out for 218, with Umar contributing 75. He continued his good form in the series with scores of 46 and 52 in Wellington and 77 in Napier. He had innings of 51 and 27 in Melbourne and 49 in each innings in Sydney, in the tour of Australia that followed. However, after that, he went into a prolonged slump, some consolation coming in the form of innings of 79 not out against England at Lord’s in August 2010 and 56 in Basseterre against the West Indies in May 2011. Umar last appeared in a Test match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in September 2011.

ODI Career

Umar has played 121 ODIs and scored 3194 runs at 34.34. He has also taken 77 catches and effected 13 stumpings. He played his first match against Sri Lanka in Dambulla in August 2009. In his third match in Colombo on 9 August 2009, Pakistan batted first and scored 321/5. Batting at number six, Man of the Match Umar scored 102 not out and was involved in a partnership of 176 with Younis Khan. In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 175. Umar made an identical score of 102 not out against Afghanistan in Fatullah on 27 February 2014 to propel Pakistan to a first innings score of 248/8 before Afghanistan were bowled out for 176. Akmal last appeared in an ODI against Australia in Dubai in March 2019. Akmal ran into disciplinary issues ahead of the ICC World Cup in 2019 resulting in his omission from the Pakistan squad for the event.

T20I Career

Umar Akmal has scored 1690 runs in 84 T20I games at 26.00. He has also taken 50 catches and effected 2 stumpings. He scored 30 in his first T20I game against Sri Lanka in Colombo in August 2009, in a match that Pakistan won by 52 runs. He made his first T20I half-century against New Zealand in Dubai in November 2009. Batting at number three, Umar, with his innings of 56 not out, helped Pakistan to a score of 153/5 before they restricted New Zealand to 146/5. He had seven other 50-plus innings in his T20I career. On 23 March 2014, Akmal made his highest score of 94 in Pakistan’s total of 191/5 against Australia in a Group 2 match during the World T20 in Dhaka. Pakistan bowled out Australia for 175 to register a 16-run win. Akmal last appeared in a T20I against Sri Lanka in Lahore in October 2019.

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