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Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal seems to have accepted the fact that he hasn’t been picked for the World Cup, but insisted that he still plans to keep playing cricket for a long time.
Akmal was not among the list of 23 probables selected for the tournament, who are currently undergoing fitness tests at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.
The 28-year-old made his international comeback during the recent ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates, where he scored 150 runs in five matches at an average of 30.
However, Akmal was in red-hot form during the Pakistan Cup, which is a domestic one-day tournament, as he finished as the highest run-scorer with 342 runs in five games for Balochistan, which included a century and two fifties, at an average of 85.50.
Despite not being among the 23 probables, Akmal reiterated that he has no intention of walking away from the sport.
“My job is to perform like all other players, the rest depends on the chief selector, cricket captain and the head coach,” he was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “If I am not in their plans then I don’t mind it because I still have a lot of cricket left in me.”