Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal recently revealed his first-choice wicketkeeper for India while taking the 2020 World Cup into consideration. Cricket has come to a grinding halt since the past two months, but it hasn’t stopped the fans from speculating over team selection for the showpiece event, which has a chance of taking place later this year in Australia.
Kamran Akmal engaged via Twitter in a Q&A session when a cricket-dedicated website asked him the question, “who do you think should be India’s wicketkeeper for T20 World Cup 2020?” The keeper-batsman opined that the first choice must be MS Dhoni and KL Rahul should be second in line.
i think it should be MS Dhoni & 2nd option KL Rahul
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) June 12, 2020
Over the past few months, KL Rahul has had a meteoric rise in India’s limited-overs squad, keeping wickets as well as contributing to the team’s cause with the bat. Before that, Rishabh Pant occupied the spot; however, his inconsistency with the bat and faulty keeping skills paved the way for KL Rahul.
As for MS Dhoni, the 38-year old’s future largely remains unclear. The former Indian captain hasn’t donned the national colours or played competitive cricket since the 2019 World Cup semi-final in July against New Zealand. The thirteenth season of the IPL was an opportunity for him to press his case for the World T20 in October; however, the same getting postponed may have dented his chances.
Kamran Akmal reveals the best batsman between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam:
One of the debates that circulated over the past few months is the best batsman debate between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. The Indian captain has already established his greatness across all formats, scoring nearly 20000 runs and transforming as a genuine match-winner.
On the other hand, Pakistan’s newly-appointed ODI captain is already on his way to becoming one of the best of all time. ODIs and T20Is have been Babar’s strongest suits so far, averaging 54.18 and 50.72 respectively. Both Virat and Babar belong in top ten rankings for all three versions of the game.
Nevertheless, Kamran Akmal couldn’t choose the better one between the two and named both of them as “the best”. He also picked his fellow countryman Abdul Razzaq and Jacques Kallis as the best all-rounders of all time.