Kamran Akmal PSL Career Profile: Teams, Batting, Bowling, History

Kamran Akmal PSL Career

Kamran Akmal is a right-handed batsman & wicketkeeper and he represents Pakistan in 157 ODIs and 53 test matches. He also represented Pakistan’s national cricket team in 58 T20 international matches. Kamran Akmal was born in Lahore on 13 January 1982.

He played his first ODI and test match against Zimbabwe in November 2022. The right-handed batsman was known for his aggressive batting and brilliant wicket keeping.

In 2010 he was named as vice-captain of the Pakistan team but PCB removed him soon due to his spot-fixing scandal.

Umar Akmal and Adnan Akmal are brothers of Kamran, and they had represented Pakistan in ODIs and test matches. The current captain of the Pakistan cricket team ‘Babar Azam‘ is the first cousin of Kamran Akmal.

Kamran Akmal PSL Career

Since the PSL started, Kamran Akmal has played many brilliant innings and has led his team to victory alone. Kamran Akmal’s PSL career is outstanding and full of remarkable records.

In PSL 2022, Kamran Akmal was picked in the silver category by his team. He was disappointed with this decision from his team and decided not to play in the upcoming PSL edition. But after a meeting with the franchise’s coach and director, Kamran has decided to review his decision.

According to the latest update, Kamran Akmal will be part of the Pakistan Super League 2022 and he will represent Peshawar Zalmi.

Kamran Akmal PSL Team

He has been playing for Peshawar Zalmi since the PSL started in 2016. Kamran is on the list of one of those players who have not changed their team in PSL. He got his team out of trouble in many critical situations with the help of his great batting skills.

Kamran Akmal’s Batting Stats in PSL

If you see the list of most runs in PSL, you will find Kamran Akmal at the second spot. So far, he has played 69 matches and scored 1820 runs.

His batting average is 27.57, and so far, he has smashed 3 brilliant centuries and 11 fifties. Kamran Akmal holds the record of maximum centuries in PSL. Kamran Akmal is the only player in PSL who scored 3 centuries in his PSL career. If we talk about the strike rate, he is playing with a strike rate of 136.84.

Kamran Akmal holds the record of most sixes in PSL by a single player. Till the PSL 2021, he hits 84 sixes and 197 boundaries.

Kamran Akmal was the player of the series in PSL 2017. He scored 353 runs in the tournament and played a vital role in making his team champion.

The final of PSL 2017 was played in Lahore between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. Kamran was the top scorer in the final. He scored 40 runs on just 32 balls with a strike rate of 125.00.

Kamran Akmal also holds the record of playing most matches in PSL. So overall, he is one of the best players of the Pakistan Super League.

In the comment section tell us what is your favorite inning of Kamran in PSL?

PSL Span Matches Inn Runs Sr. Hs Avg 100 50 0 4s 6s
2016-2021 69 68 1820 136.84 107* 27.57 3 11 8 197 84

Kamran Akmal’s Career as Wicketkeeper

If we look at Kamran Akmal’s PSL career as a wicketkeeper, he has a brilliant record as a wicketkeeper as well. He holds the record of maximum dismissals as a wicketkeeper.

As a wicketkeeper, Kamran Akmal dismissed 60 players in his 69 matches. He took 51 catches and thus also holds the record of maximum catches in the Pakistan Super League.

Kamran Akmal in PSL 7 (2022)

As we mentioned earlier that he withdraw himself from the Pakistan Super League 2022 because he was picked in the silver category. But the management and owner of the Peshawar Zalmi franchise contacted Kamran Akmal, and he will surely play PSL 7.

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