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Born May 26, 1990, Lahore, Punjab Major teams Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited Batting style Right-hand bat Bowling style Right Arm Off Break Relations Brother - Kamran Akmal, Brother - Adnan Akmal

Last Updated - 16 September 2008

Full name Umar Akmal
Born May 26, 1990, Lahore, Punjab
Major teams Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right Arm Off Break
Relations Brother - Kamran Akmal, Brother - Adnan Akmal

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The runs didn't cease to flow for Umar Akmal, the younger brother of Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran and Adnan, in his maiden first-class season. In a triumphant 2007-08 for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Umar failed to score in his first outing but then went on to amass 855 runs from nine matches in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, at an average of 77.72 and an impressive strike-rate of 90.18.

He showed a penchant for both brisk and big scoring, with knocks of 248 off 225 balls and 186 off 170. In January 2008, he was picked in Pakistan's Under-19 team for the World Cup in Malaysia. He was the leading run-getter - with 255 runs at a strike-rate of 123.18 - in a tri-nation tournament involving England and Sri Lanka in the lead-up to the World Cup.

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