Kamran Akmal Says Mohammad Rizwan Didn’t Deserve the Best Wicket-Keeper Award

Wicket-keeper batsman, Kamran Akmal, is unhappy with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for not being named as the best wicket-keeper of the National T20 Cup.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain, Mohammad Rizwan, was named as the wicket-keeper of the tournament, claiming six catches behind the stumps and two stumpings. Kamran, on the other hand, bagged the most dismissals as a wicket-keeper, taking eight catches and three stumpings.


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According to PCB’s Media Manager Domestic Cricket, Ahsan Nagi, Rizwan was given the award for the best wicket-keeper because he was instrumental in his team’s title-winning campaign, both as a wicket-keeper and a fielder.

Official stats of the PCB counted Rizwan’s four catches in the outfield in the total number of catches, which is not according to normal practice. Kamran believes that he was the better wicket-keeper in the tournament, as backed by stats.

The player awards in this year’s National T20 Cup were decided according to a points system developed by the National High-Performance Center.


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According to the points system, Rizwan’s impact (0.8) as a wicket-keeper was better than that of Kamran’s 1.1.

The debate for the best wicket-keeper in Pakistan has been going on for a long time. Rizwan, Sarfaraz, and Kamran have been fighting for a place in the national team for a few years now and with the emergence of young keepers like Rohail Nazir, Azam Khan, Mohammad Haris and Zeeshan Ashraf, the competition has grown fiercer than ever.


  • Nothing gentlemanly can be expected rom Kamran Akmal. The man career is full of letting the national team down with his pathetic keeping and batting. Time up for this disappointment.

  • Kamran Akmal was a poor keeper in history and he dropped so many catches in important matches and he just jealous from Muhammad Rizwan. Well Gud luck to Rizwan for good performance in nationalT20 cup

  • Disgusting to say the least.
    Over the span of past two decades, he proved himself a horrible wicketkeeper, an untrusworthy batsman, a selfish conspirator who, along with his younger one, Umar Akmal, left no stone unturned to cause damage to Pakistan cricket.
    And now, he is targeting the younger,
    hardworking talented players who are future of Pakistan cricket.
    Shame on you, Kamran Akmal.

  • Kami was a scintillating batsman in his day. Had he not spent much of his time practicing keeping rather than batting he would have been even better. The fact is he should never have been given the gloves. As a batsman he would be nearing retirement now with perhaps 20 centuries in 1 day cricket to his name. As a keeper he ensured we lost countless games we should have won. Enough said.

  • Discrimination and favoritism is so much in PCB. Kamran is right to claim same in past abdul razzaq suffered too. Azam khan even though with low fitness level, over weight already ramiz raja has pointed out but any how is son of moeen khan who has good links with PCB committee.


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