Umar Akmal Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Family, & More
Umar Akmal, a Pakistani cricketer, was born on 26 May 1990. He played for the Pakistan national cricket team from 2009 to 2019. The Pakistan Cricket Board banned him for 18 months after he failed to disclose offers related to spot-fixing until August 2021. Akmal made his One Day International debut (ODI), against Sri Lanka on 1 August 2009.
He made his Twenty20 International debut (T20I), against Sri Lanka on 12 August 2009. Akmal also made his Test debut against New Zealand (23 November 2009). He is a left-handed batsman as well as a part-time spinner. Umar, like his brothers Adnan and Kamran has been a wicketkeeper for the national team in many internationals.
His father’s name was Azam Siddique. Safeer Azam is his brother. Azam is related to Adnan Akmal, Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal. Rumors abound that Azam is engaged, but he denies these and says that he only cares about cricket.
In a family of eight, he was the eighth child of Mohammad Akmal Siddique. He was one of seven children.
Adnan Akmal’s youngest brother and Kamran Akmal’s younger brother are both cricketers and wicket-keepers. He is also the cousin of Pakistani cricketer Babar Azam. He married Noor Amna 2014, the daughter of Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir.
Early Career and Domestic Career
In 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup, Akmal represented Pakistan. After his success at U-19, he was awarded a first-class contract. He played for the Sui Northern Gas in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2007-08.
He is a strong-style cricketer. He scored 248 runs off just 225 balls, which included four sixes, in his sixth first-class match. In his eighth first-class match, he scored an unbeaten 186 off only 170 balls.
T20 Franchise Career
Lahore Qalandars bought Akmal for US$140,000 during the 2016 season. He did well and was the highest run-scorer in PSL 2016, scoring 335 runs over seven innings, with four half-centuries. His team did not qualify for the playoffs, and he finished last in the group stage.
Lahore Qalandars retained him for the second season. He ended the season with 164 runs in 8 matches and only one fifty. For the third season, he was retained by Qalandars. Lahore Qalandars eventually dismissed him for poor performance and disciplinary problems.
On 23 November 2009, Akmal played his Test debut against New Zealand in Dunedin. Akmal scored 129 runs on the third day of his debut Test, hitting 160 balls. He became the second Pakistani player to score 100 runs in a test away from home after Flawed Alamo.
Kamran made his international debut in 2002. He played in 53 Tests and 157 ODIs for his side. The right-handed batsman scored more than six thousand runs in all formats, which is 6871 runs. He caught 184 runs in Tests and 157 in ODIs. There were also 28 catches in T20i cricket.
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Umar Akmal has disclosed his net worth. He revealed that he makes Rs 10 million a year from cricket. His endorsements, which amount to around Rs 30 million per year, also help him earn a lot.
Umar Akmal Dates Joined
Akmal made his One Day International debut (ODI), against Sri Lanka on 1 August 2009. He made his Twenty20 International debut (T20I), against Sri Lanka on 12 August 2009. Akmal also made his Test debut against New Zealand (23 November 2009). He is a left-handed batsman as well as a part-time spinner.
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Umar Akmal Retirement
He was part of the national team for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He played three ODIs on the tour to West Indies in April 2017. These matches were his last for the national team. Akmal announced his retirement in February 2023 from all forms and formats of cricket.
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|Body Measurements||Chest: 42 Inches
Waist: 36 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
|Birth Place||Lahore Punjab Pakistan|
|Children||Daughter: Harleen Umar|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Height In CM||174 CM|
|Height In Meter||1.74 M|
|Parents||Father: Muhammad Akmal
Mother: Name Not known
|Siblings||Brothers: Adnan Akmal, Kamran Akmal
Sister: Name Not Known
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