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Kamran Akmal, the wicketkeeper batsman, has blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board for retaining him out of reckoning regardless of performing properly in home cricket and the Pakistan Tremendous League. Akmal, 38, who final performed for Pakistan greater than three years in the past – in 2017 – is PSL’s main run-scorer with 1537 runs from 55 innings and holds the report for the quickest half-century, most dismissals total (44) and in a single season (12).
Peshwar Zalmi’s Akmal has additionally scored the utmost lots of within the historical past of PSL. In 2019, Akmal was the second-highest run-scorer with 357 runs and through the 2018 season, blasted 425 runs at a median of 38.63 and strike-rate of greater than 150. The current season was a little bit of a letdown type Akmal with 251 runs from 9 innings, nevertheless it included a blistering knock of 101 off 55 balls in opposition to Quetta Gladiators.
“I’ve been performing in home cricket and PSL over the last 5 years however regardless of that I’ve not been given an opportunity to play for Pakistan. Within the current previous, couple of coaches didn’t like me which is why I remained on the sidelines,” Kamran mentioned on the ‘Inside Out’ present on Cricket Pakistan.
“It’s unfair to maintain me out of the Check and T20I aspect, particularly, as a result of I can play solely as a batsman. If Matthew Wade could make a comeback with a median of 18-20, why not me who averages practically 60.”
On his brother Umar’s suspension, Kamran felt the wicketkeeper batsman might have been dealt higher by the captain and different members of the workforce administration. In April, Umar was banned from all types of cricket for 3 years after pleading responsible to failing to report match-fixing approaches, and citing instance of a former Pakistan captain, Kamran believes issues might have turned out in another way for his brother had the Umar been dealt with extra effectively.
“Off the sphere actions in nothing new in Pakistan cricket,” Kamran mentioned. “Staff administration and the captain ought to know the way to cope with such gamers. Take a look at the best way Inzy Bhai [Inzamam] dealt with Shoaib [Akhtar], Asif and Shahid [Afridi]. If the identical was finished with Umar Akmal, issues would have turned out in another way.”