Kamran Akmal, the wicket-keeper batsman of Pakistan, is one of the domestic heavyweights of the country. However, he hasn’t been able to replicate his success in the International cricket. A window of opportunity opened for him when Sarfaraz Ahmed was axed from the national team. However, Pakistan’s selection committee opted for Mohammad Rizwan to cover the vacant position.
All this hasn’t gone down well with the former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif who went on to advocate the inclusion of Kamran Akmal in the T20I unit of the national team. The 51-year old believes that the Lahore born is the best T20 opener in the country and that is why, he should have been in the squad to play Australia next month.
Rashid said that with Sarfaraz out of the unit, it was only natural to acquire the prowess of Kamran Akmal who possesses a sparkling record in the shortest format of the game. While bringing his sturdy performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) under limelight, the cricketer turned commentator added that the selection panel made a mistake as Pakistan would need an aggressive cricketer like Kamran Akmal against the Aussies.