Umar Akmal is a Pakistani cricketer whose performance has earned him recognition in the Pakistani squad. Umar made his ODI debut on 1st August 2009 against Sri Lanka and his test debut was against New Zealand on 23rd November in 2009. He plays as a right handed batsman and a part time spinner. He has also played as a wicket keeper for his team, similar to his brothers Adnan and Kamran Akmal.
Umar was announced as a Franchise player for the inaugural Caribbean premier league with his other Pakistani team mates, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib malik. He has represented the Pakistani under 19 team in the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia. After this success, he was picked for the team of Sui Southern Gas to play in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Umar was able to score 248 in his 6th first class match of just 225 balls which also included four 6s. He then went up to make 186 in his 8th first class match off just 170 balls. Umar has an official twitter account, twitter.com/Umar96Akmal, on which fans can follow him.