UMAR GUL

  • Umar Gul named in Pakistan A team November 12, 2014

    Karachi: Handing Umar Gul a chance to make a comeback to the national team before the World Cup, the selector have named the seasoned pace bowler in Pakistan A team, which will take on Afghanistan A in a Twenty20 match in Islamabad on Saturday. Gul, who has struggled to find a...
  • Saqlain offers his help for suspended Saeed Ajmal September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The pioneer of 'doosra' Saqlain Mushtaq on Tuesday came out in support of Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal, who has been suspended from bowling international cricket by the ICC after his action was deemed illegal by parent body's expert panel. Saqlain, one of the most wily offbreak bowlers of all...
  • Umar Gul thinking to quit Test due to nagging Knee problems August 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's seasoned pace bowler, Umar Gul has admitted that a nagging knee problem has forced him to think about quitting Test matches. Gul, who has played just eight Oneday internationals and four T20 matches for Pakistan since having a knee surgery in Melbourne in May last year, said he...
  • Unfit Gul ruled out of Pakistan squad, Younis returns for ODIs against Sri Lanka July 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan pacers Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan have been ruled out of the Test and oneday series in Sri Lanka during August due to fitness problems while senior batsman Younis Khan makes a comeback to the ODI squad after March 2013. Chief selector Moin Khan said that both Gul and...
  • Pakistan pacer Umar Gul suffers knee injury again July 6, 2014

    Karachi: Injuries continued to hound seasoned Pakistan pacer Umar Gul as he is likely to have again aggravated his knee on which he had keyhole surgery last year in a bid to prolong his international career. Gul went off the fielding after bowling just two overs in the MCC versus Rest...
  • Pacer Umar Gul hopes to get complete fitness May 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul hopes a monthlong summer training camp will help him regain full fitness before the series against Sri Lanka starts in July. Gul underwent knee surgery in Australia last year and skipped the Champions Trophy and Test series against Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Gul seemed...
  • World T20: Pakistan stay alive in semis race by hammering Bangladesh March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Talented opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred as Pakistan crushed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs in a Group 2 league encounter of the ICC World T20 to keep their semi-final hopes alive on Sunday. The result also eliminated Australia from the tournament and Pakistan and West Indies will...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five bowlers to watch out for March 14, 2014

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20, featuring 16 teams, will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on the bowlers to watch out for during the tournament: Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka Malinga has now played international cricket for almost 10 years but batsmen still struggle to read the paceman...
  • India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup: as it happened March 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asia Cup is more about that elusive chance to witness one of the greatest sporting rivalries unfold on a cricket field. In that light, it won't be wrong to say that the tournament's show-stopper will make its entry on...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka aim for win in Asia Cup opener February 24, 2014

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka will cross swords once again when they take on each other in the opening encounter of Asia Cup 2014 on Tuesday. The two teams had recently played a five- match ODI series in UAE, which Pakistan won. As far as the Sri Lankan camp is concerned,...
  • Umar Gul released from Pakistan Test squad January 2, 2014

    Karachi: Experienced pacer Umar Gul will return home from the United Arab Emirates after being released by the team management, Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday. Gul, who had a knee operation in May in Melbourne, was recalled to the national side for the last three ODIs against Sri Lanka last...
  • Umar Gul is still not fit enough to return to Test cricket: Waqar December 28, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis feels that veteran pacer Umar Gul is still not fully fit to play in the Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Abu Dhabi from December 31st. "I don't think he (Gul) is ready to play in the Tests so soon after his knee surgery,"...
  • 4th ODI: Another hundred for Hafeez as Pakistan win series 31 December 26, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Mohammad Hafeez led Pakistan to a robust eightwicket victory over Sri Lanka by smashing a third century of the series in the fourth oneday international on Wednesday, giving his side an unbeatable 31 lead in the series. Hafeez hit an unbeaten 113 off 119 balls with 12 fours and...
  • Umar Gul rushes to UAE for last three ODIs December 21, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday decided to rush pace bowler, Umar Gul to join the national side for the last three oneday matches against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates. "Umar Gul is being flown to Sharjah Sunday morning on the request of the team management," an official...
  • Misbah concerned over death bowling in Sri Lanka series December 21, 2013

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq urged his bowlers to improve their death bowling in the third oneday against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Sunday. Pakistan failed to defend a big 285run target as Sri Lanka's batsmen benefited from sloppy end overs bowling to win the second oneday by two wickets in...
  • Umar Gul fails fitness test at the NCA December 10, 2013

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan paceman Umar Gul couldn't impress the national selectors in his comeback bid after he failed a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy on Monday. Gul, who last played for Pakistan in South Africa earlier this year, has undergone a knee surgery in Melbourne in May and is...
  • Razzaq, Malik recalled for T20s against South Africa November 5, 2013

    Karachi: Experienced Pakistan allrounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik were on Tuesday recalled for the two T20 internationals against South Africa in Dubai. Razzaq, 33, returned to the side after he last played against Australia in the 2012 World T20 Cup in Sri Lanka and developed a rift with captain Mohammad...
  • PCB confident of Umar Gul's comeback against SA August 30, 2013

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is confident that experienced pace bowler Umar Gul will make a comeback in the forthcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates that begins in mid October. "Gul has started training from at the national cricket academy which means he is now bowling and...
  • Umar Gul needs at least a month to recover July 27, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul will require another four to six weeks to make a complete recovery from his knee surgery. Gul, 29, began the last phase of his rehabilitation program at the national cricket academy on Friday and said he was missing playing for the Pakistan team. "It has...
  • I should be fit to bowl again around midJuly: Umar Gul June 6, 2013

    Karachi: Experienced pacer Umar Gul, who recently underwent a knee surgery in Australia, says he is likely to be fit to bowl again by midJuly. "From what I have been told I should be fit to bowl again around mid July. I myself want to make a strong comeback to international...
  • Gul's knee surgery in Australia successful May 10, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's most successful pace bowler in the current team, Umar Gul has had a successful knee surgery in Australia. An official source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that Dr David Young, a wellknown orthopaedic surgeon who has a lot of experience in treating sportsmen, had performed the surgery. "Gul...
  • Umar Gul's surgery in Australia delayed due to visa problems May 8, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's experienced pace bowler, Umar Gul's departure for Australia to undergo surgery on his injured knee has been delayed due to visa problems. The delay in his departure for Australia has dimmed chances of Gul recovering in time for the tour to Zimbabwe in July. Sources close to the bowler...
  • Pakistan keen to add Champions Trophy title to their kitty: Misbah April 20, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and ODI captain MisbahulHaq has feels that his team has the potential to win the final edition of the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England in June. Misbah said the upcoming Champions Trophy was very important tournament for the Pakistan team. "Since 2009 Pakistan has not...
  • Tanvir called up as reinforcement for remaining two SA ODIs March 17, 2013

    Karachi: Fitness issues with pacers have forced Pakistan team management to call up allrounder Sohail Tanvir as reinforcement for the on-going ODI series against South Africa. Tanvir, who is already in South Africa playing for Highveld Lions, was called up after Umar Gul and Mohammad Irfan were found struggling with...
  • Gul, Hafeez guide Pakistan to T20 series win March 3, 2013

    Centurion: Captain Mohammad Hafeez and bowler Umar Gul put their Test woes behind them as Pakistan beat South Africa by 95 runs on Sunday to win the two-match Twenty20 series 1-0. Hafeez scored 86 off 65 balls to anchor a strong batting display at Centurion as Pakistan slammed the home side's...
  • Pakistan's tour match ends in draw January 28, 2013

    East London: The touring Pakistanis were held to a draw when bad light brought an early end to their fourday match against a South African Invitation XI at Buffalo Park on Monday. The Invitation XI, set 323 to win, were 190 for five in their second innings when the match was...