Umar Akmal says needs to bat higher up order to achieve elusive ODI ton

   May 1, 4:58 pm

Lahore, May 1(ANI): Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has said he needs to bat higher up the order to convert his double figures scores into triple scores in one day matches.

"It's a matter of the batting order that I'm not able to score a hundred. When I am batting down the order, sometimes I have to bat in a crisis when the top order has stumbled and sometimes I get fewer overs to bat," The Daily Times quoted Akmal, as saying.

"If I play at the top of the order, mainly at No. 4, then it would be easy for me to extend my innings and convert my 30-40 odd scores to a hefty innings. I am doing all the necessary training with the coaches in the Academy and playing club matches to apply my learning. I am building myself to get ready for the Sri Lanka series where I had a wonderful debut. I am setting my target to be the man of the series," he added.

His comments came after he scored his only one-day international hundred three years back in Sri Lanka and is now getting ready to break the two-figure duck when Pakistan play their next series in June.

Umar has played 63 ODIs and 16 Tests so far for Pakistan. (ANI)

Resilient Murray fends off gutsy Berdych to reach Oz Open final Jan 29, 6:36 pm
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): Britain number one Andy Murray bounced back from a set down to defeat seventh seed Tomas Berdych in four sets to reach the final of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
Full Story
Murray says Kyrgios should be allowed time to 'grow up' Jan 29, 4:21 pm
Johannesburg, Jan 29 (ANI): Britain number one Andy Murray has backed Australian teen star Nick Kyrgios, describing him as a nice guy and should be allowed time to mature and thrive.
Full Story
Tom Brady details wife Gisele Bundchen's Super Bowl XLIX Game plan Jan 29, 4:03 pm
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Tom Brady has revealed about his wife Gisele Bundchen's Super Bowl XLIX Game plan.
Full Story
Bale quashes Man U move rumours saying he is happy at Real Jan 29, 3:42 pm
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has quashed rumours surrounding his move to Manchester United, saying that he is very happy at the Bernabeu.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY