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Umar Akmal

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Full Name: Umar Akmal
Born: May 26 1990 , Lahore
Country: Pakistan
County: Leicestershire
Test debut: New Zealand v Pakistan, Dunedin, November 24-28 2009
ODI debut: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Dambulla, August 1 2009
T20 debut: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Colombo, August 12 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat


Umar is an aggressive top-order batsmen who has become a limited-overs specialist for Pakistan. He proved his credentials in Test cricket on debut, hitting 129 and 75 against New Zealand, but a loss of form and discipline saw him restricted to the limited-overs formats. Umar, the brother of former Pakistan internationals Kamran and Adnan Akmal, also made an impact at the start of his one-day international cricket by hitting a fifty and century in his first three matches. Umar was signed by Leicestershire Foxes for the 2015 NatWest T20 Blast and, having made a huge impression at Grace Ro...

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