Kamran Akmal becomes first wicket-keeper to have 100 stumpings in T20 cricket

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Oct, 2020. 12:38 pm
Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal has become the first wicket-keeper in the world to have 100 stumpings in T20 cricket.

According to the details, Akmal set the record while playing for Central Punjab against Southern Punjab in the ongoing National T20 Cup.

Kamran is followed by India’s MS Dhoni in 2nd place with 86 stumpings.

whereas former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara is at the third spot with a tally of 60.

India’s Dinesh Karthik is placed in the fourth position with 59 while Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan is at the fifth position with 52 dismissals.

Kamran Akmal has achieved 6 centuries in Test cricket. However, his first century was vital – his 109 from the number eight position at Mohali, coming in with Pakistan in a lead of 39 against India in the first Test, ensured that the visitors could draw the match.

His form against touring England in 2005 made him one of the most important players in the team. Naturally, he is a batsman that plays lower down the order but has also opened in limited over formats.

As an opener, he has scored two back to back centuries in ODIs against England. Coming in lower down the order in Test matches, he played one memorable winning. He saved Pakistan from a score of 39/6, scoring a century, to a competitive 245 which helped Pakistan win the match and the series.

His batting was highly productive in early 2006 as he scored seven international hundreds within the space of 6 months.

He then scored an international hundred in the Bangladeshi tour of Pakistan in 2008. He later moved to have some injuries and did not play for some days but later he was again brought into the team. Akmal was part of the Pakistan team that won the T20 World Cup in 2009. He was notable for his quick stumpings, dismissing 4 batsmen in one match against the Netherlands.

On 12 November 2008, Akmal hit three consecutive 6s in the last over. As a result, Pakistan won the first ODI in Abu Dhabi against West Indies.

On 17 July 2010, Akmal was appointed the vice-captain of the Pakistani test squad but later removed because of his alleged involvement in spot-fixing.

In August 2012, Akmal was recalled for the three ODI series against Australia.

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