Umar may replace Kamran as Wicketkeeper

Umar may replace Kamran as Wicketkeeper

Pakistan will consider using Umar Akmal as a wicketkeeper in their remaining group games in the World Cup in a bid to offset the disastrous glovework of his elder brother Kamran. Akmal senior missed three chances in Tuesday’s big loss to New Zealand, including the centurion Ross Taylor twice in three balls when he was on 0 and 4.

Those chances come on the back of two missed stumpings in the win against Sri Lanka and over four years of constant, error-strewn performances. “It [keeping with Umar] is very much an option and we might try it in the next game,” captain Shahid Afridi told Geo News.

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