Arthur reveals why Akmal is unlikely to be selected for West Indies T20 series

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Mickey Arthur: “We are going with a young team, we are moving forward now”

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Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has admitted that wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal is unlikely to be picked for the upcoming Twenty20 series against the West Indies, even though he has been excelling in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Akmal, who is representing the Peshawar Zalmi, is the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament with 347 runs at an average of 43.37.

In his most recent game against the Lahore Qalandars, Akmal hammered an unbeaten 107, which came off 61 balls and included 11 boundaries and seven sixes.

Despite admitting that Akmal has been in red-hot form, Arthur pointed out that “we are going with a young team”.

“To be brutally honest, we are going with a young team, we are moving forward now,” Arthur was quoted as saying by CricTracker. “He played beautifully, he did. He was outstanding.

“But then again, it comes back to where he fields because Sarfraz Ahmed is going to keep wicket. There are a lot of things to weigh up and I think we got a T20 side now that’s number one in the world. So, there’s not going to be too many changes for that West Indies series.”

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