Kamran Akmal was born on 13 January 1982 is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman who has gave best performances in Tests, ODIs and T20’s for Pakistan. He began his international career in November 2002 with a Test match which Pakistan won at Harare Sports Club. He has made 2648 runs in 53 Test matches with the help of six centuries, while in 137 ODIs; he has made a record of 2924 runs with the help of five centuries. In T20’s, he has recorded 704 runs. As a wicket-keeper, he has released 206, 169 and 52 batsmen in Tests, ODIs and T20’s separately.
As an opener, he has made a record of two back to back centuries in ODIs against England. Coming in lower down the order in Test matches, he played one unforgettable inning. He saved Pakistan from a score of 39/6, scoring a century, to a ruthless 245 which helped Pakistan win the match and the series too.
His batting was highly prolific in early 2006 as he scored seven international hundreds within the space of 6 months. Since his tour of England in summer 2006, however, his batting form diminished and continuously become worse. His wicket-keeping also aggravated and dropped many catches on both the England tour and on a tour to South Africa in early 2007. He then scored an international hundred in the Bangladeshi tour of Pakistan in 2008. He later went to have some injuries and did not play for some days but later he was again come back into the team.
In the 2nd Test match in Sydney on the 2009–10 tour of Australia, again Akmal dropped four catches in the Australian innings, three of those coming from Michael Hussey. Hussey went on to score 134* and was included in a massive 9th wicket partnership stand of 133 runs with Peter Siddle.
In the end, Pakistan went on to lose the match by 36 runs, after being released for just 139 in the second innings. Later it was supposed that he, along with pace bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan were included in match fixing, and were questioned by Pakistan Cricket Board and later on dropped for the Twenty20 series against England.
Akmal was initialed on to the Rajasthan Royals and played in the launching season of the IPL. He played five matches in the tournament, as wicket-keeper and top-order batsman, involving the final of the tournament against the Chennai Super Kings. He took two catches in the first innings, but he was run out for six runs during the Royal’s chase. The Royals went on to win the tournament after an exhilarating finish. He did not play in 2009 because Pakistani players were not chosen by any IPL teams to take part in that season as a result of the tense atmosphere after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
His father name is Mohammad Akmal. Kamran Akmal comes from a large family, as he has two brothers, Adnan Akmal and Umar Akmal. His brothers are also professional cricketers, the former being a keeper-batsman and the last-mentioned being a specialist batsman as well as part-time wicket-keeper. He got married in 2006 and lives with his wife, Aaiza Llyas, and their daughter, Laiba. His brother Umar Akmal is also married and he also has a daughter named Harleen Umar.
He is graduated from Beacon house School System Garden Town, Lahore. Later he dropped his study in between because of to making a bright career in cricket.
Kamran Akmal Net Worth
Kamran Akmal’s total net worth is $3.4 million US dollars in 2017. Before 2017 he earned a handsome amount of money from international, national and domestic matches, he performed for Peshawar Zalmi as a keeper and batsman in Pakistan Super League. He also performed in IPL and CPL.
He earned money from other sources like cricket academies, International, and Domestic cricket. Also in past, he was selected as a captain of his Pakistan team but after controversies in his life, he dropped his captaincy there. Making good income from IPL, ICC, ODIs etc.
Kamran Akmal Team Information
National side Pakistan
Test debut (cap 172) 9 November 2002 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 26 August 2010 v England
ODI debut (cap 143) 23 November 2002 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 15 June 2013 v India
ODI shirt no. 23
2005-2012 Lahore Lions
2012-2014 Lahore Eagles
2008 Rajasthan Royals
2015 Multan Tigers
2015 Trinbago Knight Riders
2015 Chittagong Vikings
2016-present Peshawar Zalmi
Akmal was the highest run-scorer in the tournament making 1,035 runs, got Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in the year 2016-17.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given green signal to wicket keeper batsman Kamran Akmal for the incorporation in the one-day international squad.
He is a very good player of both test and one- day international matches, he is well known for his capability to play in critical or pressured situations while playing a match. He was also the top run-scorer of the tournament with over a thousand runs, five centuries and three half-centuries in eight matches.