91 Umar Akmal

Umar Akmal player

Umar Akmal was born in Lahore on May 26, 1990. He is a Pakistani cricket player who played for the Pakistan national cricket team from 2009 to 2019. He played his debut ODI match against Sri Lanka on August 1, 2009, and his debut Test match against New Zealand on November 23, 2009.

He played his first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka on August 12, 2009. The Pakistan Cricket Board has banned him for 18 months because he didn’t tell them about offers to fix games.

Umar was Born in a family of seven children to Mohammad Akmal Siddique, a “very top administrator in Pakistan cricket,” with six boys who all played cricket at some stage. However, many went into business, and one daughter.

Adnan Akmal and Kamran Akmal, also cricket players, are Umar’s older brothers. Umar Akmal has kept wicket for the national team in many ODIs, just like his brothers Adnan and Kamran. He bats right-handed and bowls part-time.

His brother Kamran serves as a role model for him. Additionally, he is the cousin of the Pakistani batter Babar Azam. He married Noor Amna, the daughter of Pakistani leg-spinner Abdul Qadir in 2014.

Umar Akmal’s Bio

Full Name Umar Akmal
Born Date 26-May-90
Born Place Lahore, Punjab
Age 33 years
Batting Style Right-Handed Bat
Role in Team Wicket-keeper Batsman
Zodiac sign Gemini
Home Town Lahore, Punjab
Religions Islam
Hobbies Travelling and singing
Net Worth $1m to $3m


Father Name Muhammad Akmal
Mother Name N/A
Brothers Name Adnan Akmal, Kamran Akmal
Sister Name N/A
Wife Name Noor Amna
Marriage Date 16-4-2014
Children Name Harleen Umar
Mentor Name Aqib Javed

Physical Measurements

Height 5 ft. 9 inch
Weight 76 kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black


Umar Akmal played for Pakistan at the U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2008, held in Malaysia. After he did well at the U-19 level, he got a first-class contract and played for the Sui Northern Gas team in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy season of 2007–08.

He aggressively plays cricket. He scored 248 off 225 deliveries in his sixth first-class match, including four sixes.

He immediately followed that up in his eighth first-class game with an undefeated 186 off just 170 balls. In his second season of first-class cricket, he performed worse, scoring a string of poor totals while batting at number 3.

He began to play well in the last few games of the 2008-09 campaign and then in the RBS T20 event, which helped him earn a spot on the Pakistan A team for their trip to Australia A.

Australia A Tour

During Australia A tour in June and July 2009, Akmal rose to fame. His scores in the two unofficial Test matches were 54, 100*, 130, and 0. Akmal maintained strong play in the subsequent informal ODI series, scoring a century off just 68 deliveries in the first match.

As a result of these performances, he received high appreciation from the media there to cover him, and requests for his inclusion in the leading Pakistani team’s ODI series against Sri Lanka grew. Akmal debuted in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is later that year.

Test Carrer

Akmal played his first Test match on November 23, 2009, against New Zealand at Dunedin. Akmal hit 129 runs off 160 balls on the third day of his first test. He became the second Pakistani after Fawad Alam to score a hundred on his debut away from home.

Scoring his first ODI century against Sri Lanka made him the first Pakistani batsman to score his first Test and ODI centuries away from home. After making a hundred in the first innings, he scored 50 in the second.

When Zimbabwe visited for a one-off test in 2011, Akmal played his final test match there. Since Akmal only scored 15 in that game, he was later removed from the test team and has yet to be recalled.

ODI & T20 Carrer

Akmal stated in an interview that he was “training hard” to attempt and realize his dream of playing ODI for Pakistan alongside his brother Kamran Bhai in the future. In July and August 2009, Akmal was chosen for the Pakistani Team’s One Day International Series against Sri Lanka.

Akmal debuted in the second game of the series, taking Mohammad Yousuf’s place in the middle order after being absent from the first ODI. Akmal reached his first ODI fifty in just the second ODI of his career. He scored a century in the next game after reaching his first fifty.

His first Man of the Match honour of his career was given to him for this match-winning performance. Due to his performance in Sri Lanka, he was selected for the Pakistan team to compete in the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy.

Akmal was part of Pakistan’s team sent to the World Twenty20 in 2012. Pakistan got to the semifinals, but Sri Lanka beat them there. In 2015, Akmal was taken out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka, but he was brought back for the T20I series.

He played 84 T20 games in total, scoring 1690 runs at a strike rate of 122.73, with 122 fours and 55 sixes. He played his last T20 against Sri Lanka in October 2019.

Teams Umar Akmal Played For

  • Pakistan
  • Lahore Lions
  • Lahore Qalandars
  • Quetta Gladiators
  • Punjab Badshahs
  • Trinbago Knight Riders
  • Chittagong Vikings
  • Leicestershire foxes
  • Rajshahi Royals
  • Wayamba United


  • The record for scoring a century in the first test matches belongs to Umar Akmal.
  • He also holds the record for the first century in test and one-day international matches.
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