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12-01-2010, 10:02 AM #1
Kamran Akmal not picked for Pakistanís New Zealand tour
Wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal was not selected in the Pakistani squad for the New Zealand tour. In his place, his brother Adnan will travel to New Zealand.
Akmal was also not a part of the Pakistan team which played against South Africa at UAE recently.
Before the series against South Africa, Akmal had been operated upon for appendicitis. That forced him to sit out for the entire tour. Akmal had a very forgettable tour Down Under when things were not going his way as a wicket-keeper. However, he had a good time during his double-century knock for the National Bank of Pakistan in Pakistanís domestic cricket.
After his recovery from his appendicitis operation, Akmal wanted to play as only a specialist batsman.
Apart from Akmal, legspinner Danish Kaneria and batsman Shoaib Malik too could not find a place in the touring team.
Adnan Akmal, who replaced his brother, got his Test cap against South Africa in the recently concluded series at the UAE....being a human...