ISLAMABAD: Reigning Champions League and Big Bash League title holders Sydney Sixers have signed Pakistan's hard-hitting middle order batsman Umar Akmal for the early part of BBL this season.    

Akmal will be available for Sixers' first three matches of the season next month before he is expected to join Pakistan's short tour to India.

Akmal says he ''jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Big Bash League when the Sixers approached me.''

Akmal's teammate Shahid Afridi represents Sydney Thunder in the BBL. New South Wales' opening batsman Daniel Hughes was also signed by Sydney Sixers.

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November 7, 2012 10:19 am
Umar Akmal dont have the capability of all time great. the only greatest batsmen who has the capability is virat kohli.
s m mustafa
November 6, 2012 5:16 pm
its sound nice that umar is going to play in big bash. but umar still need lot of teaching in batting because he still playing like a newcomer. we all feeling sorry for his immature batting. he should improve his technich and temprament.
Zafar Ahmed
November 6, 2012 2:37 pm
He got all the potential to become all time great batsman if he becomes mentally strong and stay cool to plan his inings with patience. He must do justice to his inborn capabilities.
November 6, 2012 4:41 pm
He will pick up lots of bad habits from Afridi, not that he doesn't already have a lot of bad habits!!
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