<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Kamran Akmal" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130719131500.jpg" title="Kamran Akmal" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Kamran Akmal was dropped from Pakistan national side after Pakistan failed to win a single game in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 © Getty Images</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Karachi: Jul 19, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> In his quest to make another comeback to the national team, Pakistan's out-of-favour wicketkeeper-batsman, <a href="/tags/Kamran-Akmal/post" target="_blank">Kamran Akmal</a> is ready to compromise on his batting positing, saying he can even play as an opening batsman.<br /> <br /> Kamran, 31, who has played 53 Tests, 154 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 50 T20 matches for his country <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Pakistan-recall-Shahid-Afridi-for-West-Indies-tour-drop-Shoaib-Malik/28556" target="_blank">was dropped</a> after the recent <a href="/tags/ICC-Champions-Trophy-2013/post" target="_blank">Champions Trophy</a> along with two other senior players, <a href="/tags/Shoaib-Malik/post" target="_blank">Shoaib Malik</a> and Imran Farhat.<br /> <br /> Ironically the national selectors and the national team management decided to give the responsibilities of wicketkeeping to Kamran's younger brother, Umar who is primarily a middle-order batsman.<br /> <br /> "Umar is by nature a specialist attacking batsman.<br /> <br /> Whoever has decided and given him the responsibility of keeping as well should be held responsible for whatever happens," Kamran said.<br /> <br /> "I would like to see Umar focus on his batting as he is very talented and I am not sure about giving him additional responsibility of keeping. But let us see what happens now," Kamran added.<br /> <br /> Umar kept in the first two ODIs on the current tour of the <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a>, doing a tidy job behind the stumps besides scoring a half century in the second match.<br /> <br /> Kamran said that he didn't believe his international cricket career was over.<br /> <br /> "I am only 31 and I know what I am capable of. I am just more comfortable batting in the opening slot as I like to play the new ball. In the Champions Trophy and before that I had to bat lower down the order as per requirement of the management.<br /> <br /> But my personal preference is to open the innings."<br /> <br /> Kamran, who has 11 Test and ODI hundreds to his credit, said he would now open the innings for his bank and regional team in the domestic season.<br /> <br /> "I am already opening for National bank in the <a href="/tags/Ramazan-T20-Cup/post" target="_blank">Ramazan T20 Cup</a> and I am confident that if I can get plenty of runs as an opener than the selectors will think about giving me a comeback chance in the opening slot," he said.<br /> <br /> The senior player who made his debut in 2010 said that he never gave up hope after dropped from the national team.<br /> <br /> "I never give up hope as it has happened in the past as well. But this time I want to comeback as an opener as I feel I can give a lot to Pakistan cricket batting up the order," he said.<br /> <br /> Kamran was sent one-down in the only match he got to play in the Champions Trophy in UK where Pakistan lost all three of their group matches.<br /> <br /> "Nowadays with two new balls being used in ODIs I feel I have the best chance of scoring runs batting up the order preferably as an opener," he added.