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SL vs IND | The way Suryakumar Yadav batted in 2nd ODI was unbelievable, reckons Kamran Akmal

Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal had heaped praise on India's Suryakumar Yadav and stated that the way he batted against Sri Lanka was simply unbelievable. He also added that India beat Sri Lanka's regular team, away from home, which wasn't easy and lauded their second ODI win.
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newscricket3 months ago

Pakistan should have an advantage in World T20 because of experience in the UAE, points Kamran Akmal

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has admitted that the Men in Green should have an advantage in the World T20 owing to their nine-year experience in the Middle East. However, Akmal did not pick a favourite, stating that even Afghanistan could spring a surprise because of the favourable conditions.
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newscricket3 months ago

India not winning ICC trophies is not Kohli’s fault, he has been unlucky, defends Kamran Akmal

Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has come to Virat Kohli’s defence and has claimed that it is unfair to make Kohli the scapegoat for India’s failure to perform in ICC knockout matches. Akmal has insisted that Kohli is unlucky, and believes the latter should continue for as long as he wants.
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newscricket4 months ago

India will beat Sri Lanka even if they send their C team, believes Kamran Akmal

Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal believes that India have the bench strength to field three international teams simultaneously, and is certain that the Men in Blue would beat Sri Lanka even with their ‘C’ team. Akmal believes that India are reaping the rewards for investing in grass-root cricket.
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newscricketa year ago

MS Dhoni the best wicket-keeper batsman India has produced, states Kamran Akmal

Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has lauded his counterpart MS Dhoni and labelled the veteran the ‘best wicket-keeper batsman India has ever produced’. Akmal lauded the remarkable consistency displayed by Dhoni throughout his career and added that his achievements were unbelievable.
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newscricketa year ago

Things would have been different had PCB handled Umar Akmal better, reckons Kamran Akmal

After Umar Akmal’s three-year suspension, his brother, Kamran, citing examples of Asif and Afridi, has stated that things would now have been starkly different if PCB had handled the former's talent better. Kamran also stated that he would definitely have made a grand comeback if given a chance.
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newscricketa year ago

MS Dhoni should be India’s first choice wicket-keeper in WT20, feels Kamran Akmal

Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal, in a Q & A session on Twitter, opined that India should field MS Dhoni as the first choice wicket-keeper in the upcoming WT20, with KL Rahul being his deputy. Akmal further labelled both Babar Azam and Virat Kohli as ‘best’ and said he hopes to return to the Test side.
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newscricketa year ago

Venkatesh Prasad made the team practice bowl outs during WT20 2007, reveals Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa, who was one of India’s star performers in their triumphant World T20 win in 2007, revealed how then-bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad made the team practice bowl-outs during practice sessions. The practice helped Men in Blue down Pakistan in a bowl out in the group stages of the WT20.
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newscricketa year ago

Umar can learn from how Virat Kohli changed his attitude, feels Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal has stated that Umar Akmal must learn from the amazing transformation of Virat Kohli from a brash youngster to a statesman-like cricketer. Kamran has further given examples of MS Dhoni, Babar Azam and Sachin Tendulkar for the way they have inspired many cricketers to conduct.
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newscricketa year ago

Brother Umar will definitely challenge ‘harsh’ three-year ban, states Kamran Akmal

Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal has labelled the punishment handed to his brother Umar Akmal by the PCB as ‘harsh’ and has stated that the latter would definitely challenge it. Umar Akmal, on Monday, was handed a three-year ban by PCB for failing to report corrupt approaches ahead of PSL 2020.
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