Saturday, July 11, 2009

Random Pakistan Cricket Fact #15

Kamran Akmal has more dismissals in test matches than Rashid Latif and Moin Khan.

For an average wicketkeeper, I found that quite amusing.

How has Akmal managed to surpass Rashid and Moin?

His dismissals per innings (2.05) are also higher than Moin's (1.24) and Rashid (1.88).

In fact, Kamran Akmal has more dismissal per innings than any Pakistani wicketkeeper in tests!

Figure that one out.

Imagine where that figure would be if he didn't drop all those catches, or miss all those stumpings.

Make your pitch on this post...



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18 Pitched:

  1. Husha said...
     

    Lol..no wayy!! :D

    I always figured they kept Kamran Akmal in the team for moral support...you know the way he's constantly jabbering "SHAHBASH SHAHID BHAI! Well done boys! Good job! Come on come on!" like an excited squirrel.

    Now it makes more sense...

  2. Atif said...
     

    The reason could be, Moin and Rashid kept in the times of Wasim and Waqar, when most of the wickets used to be un-assisted (as Waqar holds the record for more un-assisted dismissals).

    A keeper catches as many as come his way..

    So, this one doesnt amaze me

  3. Bamble said...
     

    bugsy seems innocent keeper. he isnt shrewd as moin or latif...he shud be keeper for long time for pakistan...

  4. Q said...
     

    Husha,

    Welcome to Well Pitched.

    His voice is the most irritating thing abt him. I cannot stand it!

  5. Q said...
     

    Atif,

    You're right.. Wasim and Waqar got most of their wickets bowled and LBW hence the lesser dismissals for Moin and Rashid.. but the fact that Pakistan's worst wicketkeeper has the highest number of career dismissals per innings says a lot abt the other wicketkeepers that preceded him...

  6. Q said...
     

    Bamble,

    He's no where close to Moin or Rashid hence the bigger surprise at the stat. His batting will give him a longer career for Pakistan than his wicketkeeping would have..

  7. Gala said...
     

    was no T20 during Moin's time either. Akmal's chatter livens up test cricket. the Bangladeshi wicket keeper is another chatterbox.

  8. Atif said...
     

    Q

    "Pakistan's worst wicketkeeper has the highest number of career dismissals per innings says a lot abt the other wicketkeepers that preceded him"

    well..it does not, and maybe this is why im not a big supporter on judging cricketing abilities on statistics. If Kamran's stats mean he is a better keeper than Latif or even Moin, I can just be sad at that thought.

  9. Q said...
     

    Gala,

    I don't understand the reference to no T20 and Moin Khan?

  10. Q said...
     

    Atif,

    The case is different in ODIs... Rashid and Moin have a better record than Akmal in ODIs... so I think there's more to it than meets the eye..

  11. Gala said...
     

    A wicket-keeper delivers based on the cricket balls that come his way.

  12. Q said...
     

    Gala,

    That's true.. but how do u rate Kamran Akmal?

  13. Anonymous said...
     

    Q,

    here is a bitch that has hijacked the 'random fact idea"

    http://armball.blogspot.com/2009/07/indian-test-random-fact-1.html

    :p

  14. Q said...
     

    Anonymous,

    I saw that.. its fine.. writers have the liberty to write whatever they feel..

    I also got the "random fact" idea from Jrod's "Ashes facts".. and if others are following suit it is a compliment more than anything ;-)

  15. Anonymous said...
     

    Fine Q.

    Just that the bitch writes pathetic facts.

    (and Anon comments always turned off :) )

  16. Q said...
     

    Anonymous,

    Haha.. maybe he has something against anons..

    I haven't seen any more facts there.. have u?

  17. Anonymous said...
     

    well,
    if he gets any lead info about sehwag,nehra or gambhir,he will add another fart.

  18. Q said...
     

    Haha.. we'll wait for that Anon..

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