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Kamran Akmal replaced with Adnan Akmal

Pakistan Cricket News: Kamran Akmal 29 years old an experienced cricketer of 53 tests, 137 one-day internationals and 38 Twenty20s, has been replaced by his younger brother Adnan Akmal, 26, who toured New Zealand last year.



Kamran AkmalKamran Akmal told the Reuters that I am disappointed but I just need to keep on playing domestic cricket and demonstrate my form to the selectors and board.


He played in the 50-over World Cup at the start of the year but was then slump from the test tour to West-Indies in April and May due to incompatible form behind the stumps.


Kamran Akmal has made six test centuries and five hundreds in one-day internationals (ODI).


In one World Cup match against New Zealand he dropped Ross Taylor twice in one over from pace-man Shoaib Akhtar and the batsman went on to score a match-winning hundred.


Kamran Akmal told that he was working hard on his technique and seeking guidance from former Pakistan captains and keepers Moin Khan and Rashid Latif.


Pakistan take on Zimbabwe in a one-off test in Bulawayo next month before the two sides contest three one-days and two Twenty20s (T20).


Senior players Shoaib Malik and Danish Kaneria also neglected their new contracts. Shoaib Malik and Danish Kaneria have not played for the team since the test series in England a year ago.


Story Edit by E Pakistan News Staff, on August 09, 2011.

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