Qasim Akram appointed captain of national under-19 cricket team
The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that young all-rounder Qasim Akram will lead the national under-19 cricket team for the tour of Bangladesh.
Qasim Akram, 18, scored 93 runs at an average of 46.50 in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa last year and took three wickets.
On his return from the event, the young batting all-rounder was included in Central Punjab thanks to his excellent skills, where he played 8 first class, 12 List A and 10 T20 matches in the domestic season 21-2020. He was also part of the Karachi Kings squad in HBL PSL 6.
He scored 462 runs at an average of 57.75 with 12 centuries and three half-centuries in 12 Pakistan Cup matches and also took 4 wickets. The young all-rounder scored 389 runs in 14 innings of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy with the help of three half-centuries at an average of 35.36, taking 13 wickets in the event, including five wickets in an innings.
In the National T20 Cup, Qasim Akram scored 72 runs in 6 matches and took 3 wickets.