AZAD KASHMIR: Shahid Afridi’s Jammu Janbaz and Shoaib Malik’s Mirpur Royals will be tough opponents to face in the second season of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL), Bagh Stallions’ wicket-keeper batter Kamran Akmal has said.
Speaking during a video interview shared by KPL 2 management, Akmal said Janbaz, which is his brother Umar Akmal’s team, and the Royals have good combinations.
“Jammu Janbaz have a good combination and also Shoaib Malik’s Mirpur Royals. These two teams will be tough opponents,” said the opening batter.
“Overall, all teams are good, having strong combinations. We, as a team, will try to play the best cricket to win the tournament,” he added.
Rivalry on the ground
Akmal said he and his brother Umar always share on-field rivalry.
“No one is your brother and friend on the field. I and Umar always share rivalry on the field. My focus will be to guide my bowlers and share a plan to win the game,” said Kamran who last represented Kotli Lions in KPL 1.
KPL 2 will be played at Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium from August 13 to 26. Reigning Champions Rawalakot Hawks will start their title defence against Janbaz tomorrow.