Mohammad Akram (cricketer, born 1974)

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Mohammad Akram
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Akram Awan
Born (1974-09-10) 10 September 1974 (age 44)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 135)15 September 1995 v Sri Lanka
Last Test27 March 2001 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 101)29 September 1995 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI5 July 2000 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
1996/97-2000/01Allied Bank
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 9 23
Runs scored 24 14
Batting average 2.66 7.00
100s/50s -/- -/-
Top score 10* 7*
Balls bowled 1477 989
Wickets 17 19
Bowling average 50.52 41.57
5 wickets in innings 1 -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling 5/28 2/28
Catches/stumpings 4/- 8/-
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 4 February 2017

Mohammad Akram (Urdu: محمد اکرم) (born 10 September 1974) is a former Pakistani cricketer (now holding British citizenship) who bowled right arm fast-medium. He played in 9 Test matches and 23 One Day International matches for Pakistan between 1995–1996 and 2000-2001. He is the current coach of Peshawar Zalmi in PSL.

Cricket controversies[edit]

In 1998, while playing for Pakistan, Akram "lowered his shoulder and made avoidable contact with Shane Warne" during the third day of the third Test against Australia. Akram pleaded guilty to the charge and received a severe reprimand from the ICC match referee. At the hearing Mohammad Akram immediately apologised and showed a sense of remorse for his actions. He claimed it was a heat of the moment incident and promised that it would not happen again.[1]

In February 1998, Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq were 'mugged' outside their Sandton hotel and Pakistan threatened to walk out of their South African tour.[2]

In 2004, he was penalized by the England and Wales Cricket Board for ball-tampering whilst at Sussex. He did not stay at Sussex after 2004, preferring instead a three-year contract with Surrey. Surrey themselves were docked eight points in the County Championship for ball-tampering in 2005, but an internal Surrey investigation failed to identify the culprits.

Coaching career[edit]

On August 24, 2012, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Mohammad Akram as their bowling coach on a one-year contract.[3] In April 2013, Akram was also involved in a 10-day training camp for top fast bowlers with Wasim Akram at National Stadium Karachi.He had been removed from coaching on 24 April 2014 and is working as head coach at National Cricket Academy.


  1. ^ "ICC match referee's statement on Akram-Warne incident". Cricinfo. Nov 27, 1999.
  2. ^ "Eleven cricketing sex scandals". Mark van Dijk, Cricinfo. December 2006.
  3. ^ "Mohammad Akram to be Pakistan's bowling coach". Wisden India. 24 August 2012.[permanent dead link]

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