Umar Akmal

Country: Pakistan
Born: May 26, 1990, Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Umar Akmal Bio

Umar Akmal, the Pakistani cricket player, has been a name that has caused excitement and anticipation since his entry into the international cricket scene. With a wide range of strokes and a fearless approach at the crease, Umar quickly earned the praise of experts and pundits alike.

Born on May 26, 1990, in Lahore, Pakistan, Umar Akmal belongs to a family deeply rooted in cricket. His father, Muhammad Akmal, was a veteran international cricketer who represented Pakistan at the under-19 level. Umar’s elder brothers, Kamran and Adnan, also pursued careers in cricket, further emphasizing the family’s love and talent for the sport.

Umar’s journey to becoming a professional cricketer started at a young age when he showcased exceptional skills and talent. His hard work and dedication towards the game earned him a spot in the national under-19 team, where he continued to impress selectors and coaches with his performances.

In 2009, Umar made his much-anticipated debut for the senior Pakistan side in an ODI against Sri Lanka. It didn’t take long for him to make his mark, as he scored a century in only his third match, displaying his immense potential and skill. His impressive performances in limited-overs cricket led to his selection in the national Test team, where he once again captivated the cricketing world.

One of the defining moments of Umar’s cricket career came during his first Test innings against New Zealand in 2009. In what was a formidable attack that included Shane Bond and Daniel Vettori, the 19-year-old Umar scored a remarkable 129 runs. His innings stood out as none of the other specialist batsmen managed to reach even 30 runs. His breathtaking stroke play and ability to negotiate difficult situations left experts gushing with praise.

Despite early success, Umar faced a slump in form and encountered off-field controversies. In 2010, his performance dipped, and he faced disciplinary actions for giving unauthorized media interviews. Consequently, he was dropped from the Test side and advised to rediscover his batting prowess in domestic cricket. It was a challenging period in Umar’s career, and he faced criticism for not living up to the expectations set by his initial successes.

However, Umar’s youth and immense talent provided a glimmer of hope for the future. Still, in his early twenties, he had time on his side to resurrect his international career and prove his worth. With renewed determination and focus, Umar made a strong comeback to the Pakistan side, displaying glimpses of his true potential.

Throughout his career, Umar has set high standards for himself, both as a batsman and a team player. His aggressive style of play has often been compared to his idol, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq. Umar possesses the ability to single-handedly change the course of a match with his explosive batting.

As of his latest public statistics, Umar Akmal has amassed over 5,000 international runs in all formats of the game, including centuries in both Test and ODI cricket. His batting average of over 35 in ODIs further showcases his capability to consistently contribute to the team’s success.

Umar’s journey as a cricketer has had its ups and downs, but it is a testament to his resilience and passion for the sport that he continues to be a prominent figure in Pakistani cricket. With the support of his fans and a renewed focus on his performance, Umar Akmal is determined to make a strong comeback and establish himself as a formidable force in the world of cricket once again.

Umar Akmal Career Stats

Umar Akmal Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 30 2 1003 129 35.82 1520 65.98 1 6 117 17 12 0
T20Is 84 79 14 1690 94 26 1377 122.73 0 8 122 55 50 2
ODIs 121 110 17 3194 102* 34.34 3712 86.04 2 20 268 53 77 13
FC 116 198 11 8167 248 43.67 11144 73.28 18 46 1040 124 94 0
List A 230 214 24 6598 136* 34.72 6963 94.75 6 41 588 170 142 13
T20s 279 259 52 5839 115* 28.2 4457 131 1 34 481 235 165 13

Umar Akmal Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 84 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 121 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 116 19 489 313 5 2/24 2/24 62.6 3.84 97.8 0 0 0
List A 230 6 114 101 2 1/7 1/7 50.5 5.31 57 0 0 0
T20s 279 1 24 36 1 1/36 1/36 36 9 24 0 0 0

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