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Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal is a part of Pakistan's young brigade, who has taken over the wicketkeeping mantle from Moin Khan and Rashid Latif.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 17:46 IST
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 Date of Birth: 13 January 1982, Lahore, Punjab
 Test Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2002
 ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2002
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Fielding Position: Wicketkeeper
 

Kamran Akmal is a part of Pakistan's young brigade, who has taken over the wicketkeeping mantle fromMoin Khan and Rashid Latif. Short in stature, but nevertheless quick behind the wickets he provides able support to Shoaib Akthar and Mohammed Sami.

He was not expected to play in the Tests, but made his debut - and chipped in with a handy 38 at Harare - when Rashid Latif suffered a recurrence of a long-standing back injury.

Initially his opportunities were limited, most of his matches coming when Latif or Moin were unavailable - he was the replacement when Latif was suspended for five one-dayers against Bangladesh, and then again when Moin was injured for the last two Tests against India.

From then on he has been a regular feature in the Pakistan line-up.

First Published: Jan 12, 2006 18:08 IST