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9 Kamran Akmal

pak Pakistan
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Maratha Arabians, Pakistan, Peshawar Zalmi

Kamran Akmal has represented Pakistan in all the three formats of the game. He plays as a right handed wicket keeper batsman. His wicket keeping has always been in criticized as his dropped catches have always cost Pakistan matches. When he entered the international arena, he was regarded as the most promising replacement for Moin Khan and Rashid Latif.

Kamran Akmal made his test debut on 9th November 2002 against Zimbabwe at Harare. He has 6 centuries in 53 matches to his name. He registered his first test century against India at Mohali playing down the order in March 2005 and helped Pakistan to draw the match. His rescued Pakistan at crucial stages including the knock of 156 against England at Lahore in December 2005. He made his ODI debut on 23rd November 2002 and scored 3236 runs in 157 outings (138 innings) at an average of 26.09. He was promoted as an opener during England series in 2005 and scored 2 consecutive centuries in it.

Kamran faced match fixing allegations during Australia tour in 2009-10. He dropped 4 catches including 3 of Michael Hussey and Pakistan lost that match. He was then dropped from the team and returned after the completion of investigations.

Since his T20I debut against England in August 2006, he has scored 987 runs in 58 matches. He has played for Rajasthan Royals in first edition of IPL, Trinbago Knight Riders (CPL) and Comilla Victorians (BPL). He currently plays for St Lucia Stars (CPL) and Peshawar Zalmi (PSL). He had an excellent PSL 2017 being the highest run scorer of the tournament with 353 runs and also was declared the best wicket keeper of the tournament having 12 dismissals to his name. He scored his first century of PSL during a match verses Karachi Kings by scoring 104 in PSL 2017.


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