Kamran, who last played for Pakistan in 2017, has been in the news recently for taking on the selectors for not giving him a chance to make a national comeback.
Akmal also heaped praise on Team India's two batting stalwarts-- Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Umar is facing a ban after his alleged misdemeanor in a fitness test.
Akmal, who featured in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs and 58 T20Is, last played for his country in April 2017 — in an ODI against the West Indies.
Kamran has been very vocal about Pakistan selectors ignoring him when it comes to bringing back senior players.
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Pakistan recently announced the 15-member squad for the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh where Mohammad Rizwan was retained as the designated keeper-batsman.
Akmal has played in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs and 58 T20Is to score over 6,000 runs with 11 tons.
Akmal also put forth examples of a few cricketers, who weren’t known for their fitness, but won Pakistan matches.
The 16-member squad picked by PCB for the T20I series against Bangladesh will have three uncapped players and will be lead by Babar Azam.