UMAR AKMAL

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia October 9, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred...
  • As it happened: Perth Scorchers vs Lahore Lions, CLT20 Match 19 September 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go for the kill to qualify for the semi-final when they lock horns against a formidable Perth Scorchers. With reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders already...
  • CLT20: Akmal, Nasim star as Lahore Lions knock Dolphins out September 27, 2014

    Pakistan champions Lahore Lions registered their first win in the Champions League Twenty20 main draw as they outplayed Dolphins of South Africa by 16 runs to keep their hopes of booking a semi-final spot alive on Saturday. Electing to bat, Lahore, who now have six points with a win and rained-off...
  • As it happened: Lahore Lions vs Dolphins, CLT20 Match 14 September 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Lahore Lions, who have just managed two points from a rained-off game, will be looking for a big win and the arithmetic to go in their favour to book their CLT20 semi-final spot when they take on Dolphins. With reigning IPL...
  • Selectors, team management ruined Umar's career, says brother Kamran Akmal September 24, 2014

    Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper, Kamran Akmal has blamed the national selectors and Pakistan team management for spoiling the career of his younger brother, Umar Akmal. Kamran said he was not happy that those who make team decisions had persisted with Umar as a wicketkeeper in T20 and ODI matches. "It is not fair...
  • PCB penalise Afridi and others for not maintaining fitness September 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder, Shahid Afridi along with three other cricketers have been penalised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for failing fitness evaluation tests. Besides Afridi, spinners, Abdul Rehman and Reza Hasan and batsman, Umar Akmal have been penalised 25 per cent of their monthly central contract salaries for four...
  • CLT20: Bowlers to be blamed for defeat, says Lahore Lions skipper September 14, 2014

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez blamed his bowlers for his team's crushing 72run defeat against Northern Knights in their second qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. "The decision of electing to field was right because the pitch was helping the seamers. We didn't bowl well. We as...
  • Pakistan side Lahore Lions issued Indian visa for CLT20 September 8, 2014

    Lahore Lions have been cleared by the Indian government to play in the Champions League Twenty20, with the Pakistan club issued visas and likely to arrive in India on September 9. Champions of Pakistan's domestic T20 competition, Lions will play the qualifiers to be held before the main tournament. "The Indian...
  • Ashraf denies reports of bookie approaches to Afridi, Umar May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Sunday dismissed reports about bookmakers making approaches to Pakistani players, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal during the oneday series played against England in the UAE in 2012. The claim was made in a British newspaper and also partially confirmed by the present board...
  • Umar Akmal approached for fixing in 2012 May 23, 2014

    Karachi: The ghost of matchfixing is back to haunt Pakistan cricket with reports emerging that Umar Akmal was approached to fix matches during a 2012 tour of the UAE but the batsman immediately reported the matter to his team's security manager. A source aware of the incident told PTI that Umar...
  • World T20: Clinical West Indies thrash Pakistan to seal semis spot April 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Defending champions West Indies pummelled a listless Pakistan by 84 runs to set up the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final clash against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Dwayne Bravo (46) and skipper Darren Sammy (42 not out) pulverised a decent looking bowling in the final three overs as West Indies put up...
  • World T20, Pak vs WI Match 32: as it happened April 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and Team news: West Indies have won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan. Both the teams are unchanged. It will be a battle between two world-class off-spinners as defending champions West Indies meet Pakistan in a 'Do-or-Die'...
  • Refreshed Pakistan eye World T20 semi-finals March 30, 2014

    Pakistan will return to World Twenty20 action after a week's break on Sunday charged up to make a move for the semi-finals by winning their two remaining games in the Super-10 round in Dhaka. Mohammad Hafeez's men, who lost their opening group two match to India by seven wickets on March...
  • Knock against Australia was my best, says Umar Akmal March 25, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's young batsman Umar Akmal says his match-winning 94-run knock against Australia in the World Twenty20 was his "best" so far and hoped it will prove to be a turning point in his career. "I love this game and I want to establish myself in all three formats and I...
  • Spinners did a good job, Umar was unbelievable: Hafeez March 23, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez was pleased with the performance of his spinners today and was effusive in his praise for Umar Akmal for his match-winning 54-ball 94 which set up their 16-run victory over Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 here. Put into bat, Umar today blasted a breathtaking 94...
  • WT20: Umar Akmal stars in Pakistan's win over Australia March 23, 2014

    Mirpur, Bangladesh: A rejuvenated Pakistan brought their campaign back on track as they rode on Umar Akmal's scintillating 54-ball 94 to register a 16-run victory over tournament favourites Australia in the ICC World T20 here on Sunday. In the end, Glenn Maxwell's belligerent 33-ball-74 wasn't enough for Australia to chase down...
  • Policeman 'forgives' Umar to let him go with team to Dhaka March 15, 2014

    Karachi: A policeman has dropped charges of traffic violation against Umar Akmal to let him fly to Bangladesh for the ICC World Twenty20 and now wants the young Pakistan batsman do well for the country. Traffic warden Muhammad Zeeshan had filed a complaint against Umar for abusing and misbehaving with him...
  • Pakistan: Former World Twenty20 champions hope to repeat 2009 March 12, 2014

    Pakistan, who lost the Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka, could turn out to be the dark horses in this edition of the ICC World Twenty20. Pakistan have been one of the more consistent teams in the shortest format of the game - with their winning percentage of 63.46 at the...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by five wickets to win the Asia Cup 2014 March 8, 2014

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's fluent century. Sri Lanka were clinical as they restricted Pakistan to a modest 260 for five and then overhauled the target with...
  • India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup: as it happened March 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asia Cup is more about that elusive chance to witness one of the greatest sporting rivalries unfold on a cricket field. In that light, it won't be wrong to say that the tournament's show-stopper will make its entry on...
  • Court summons Pakistan ton hero Umar Akmal February 28, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal may have rescued his team with a fighting hundred in the Asia Cup this week, but he is still in trouble with the law. A court has summoned the 23-year-old to appear before on March 11 to face charges of jumping a traffic signal and then...
  • I wanted to play till the end, says Umar Akmal February 27, 2014

    Fatullah: Calling it one of his best knocks, Pakistan's centurion Umar Akmal on Thursday said the plan was to stay till the end in their crucial Asia Cup match against Afghanistan on Thursday. Pakistan were struggling at 117 for six at one stage, before the 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman knocked the opponents down...
  • Asia Cup: Pakistan defeat Afghanistan by 72 runs, earn a bonus point February 27, 2014

    Fatullah: Talented wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal notched up a breezy century under pressure before the bowlers came to the party and guided Pakistan to a bonus-point 72-run victory over Afghanistan in the Asia Cup on Thursday. Chasing a challenging target of 249, Afghanistan could only manage 176 in 47.2 overs in front...
  • Umar Akmal gets bail after being held for thrashing a traffic warden February 2, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was released from jail after spending an entire day in lockup for allegedly thrashing a traffic warden and tearing his uniform after being stopped for violating a signal here. Umar was locked up at the Gulberg police station in whose jurisdiction the incident occurred in the...