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Umar Gul Biography

Umar Gul is a Pakistani right arm fast medium bowler in cricket who has played Test matches, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals for the Pakistani cricket team. Gul was first called up for the team in April 2003, playing four one-day matches at the Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup againstZimbabwe, Kenya and Sri Lanka, where he took four wickets, and he was in and out of the one-day team after that tournament. He played the whole of the 2003–04 home series against Bangladesh and took the second-most wickets of any Pakistani bowler in the series. Gul was retained for the ODIs against Bangladesh, taking a List A best five for 17 in nine overs in the third match, and ended with 11 wickets in the 5–0 series win. In 2006, against West Indies at home, Gul had perhaps his most successful test series. He took 16 wickets in 3 tests, including notable spells of reverse swing bowling. In the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, he performed excellently, earning the mantle from at least one pundit of "the outstanding seam bowler of the World Twenty20". He was also part of the Pakistan team that lifted the trophy at Lord's while also finishing as the leading wicket taker of the tournament for the second consecutive time. In February 2008, Gul signed with the Indian Premier League and was drafted by Shahrukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders franchise for US $150,000. He played in six matches, taking 12 wickets at an average of 15.33, including a player of the match award in Kolkata's final game in which Gul took 4-23 and scored 24 runs from 11 balls. Internationally, Gul has taken 47 wickets in just 32 games at an average of 14.65, a truly outstanding statistic. He is the second leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 Internationals.

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Stats: Afghanistan's Rashid Khan picks up the fastest five-wicket haul of all time
Stats: Afghanistan's Rashid Khan picks up the fastest five-wicket haul of all time
18-year-old leg-spinner's virtuoso spell extends Afghanistan's T20I record streak to 10 matches.
Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing
Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing
It is quite fascinating to see how some bowlers can make the ball deviate in the air with special skills.
Pakistan announce squad for ODI series against West Indies; Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal recalled
Pakistan announce squad for ODI series against West Indies; Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal recalled
Umar Gul, who was recalled for the England series has been dropped from the ODI squad.
Mohammad Hafeez ruled out of the remainder of England tour with a calf injury
Mohammad Hafeez ruled out of the remainder of England tour with a calf injury
The injury will also put on hold PCB's plans to have Hafeez rectify his bowling action.
England vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI Preview: Wounded visitors search for inspiration
England vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI Preview: Wounded visitors search for inspiration
Azhar Ali's side require vast improvement in all departments.
Inzamam-ul-Haq speaks about inclusion of Umar Gul and Hasan Ali for the upcoming ODI tour in England and Ireland
Inzamam-ul-Haq speaks about inclusion of Umar Gul and Hasan Ali for the upcoming ODI tour in England and Ireland
Inzamam said the inclusion of Hasan Ali and Umar Gul will bolster the team's chances in the upcoming ODI series
Umar Gul makes a surprise entry into Pakistan ODI's squad for England and Ireland tour
Umar Gul makes a surprise entry into Pakistan ODI's squad for England and Ireland tour
Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Irfan left out as selectors ring in major changes
PCB revamps Pakistan's domestic T20 competition
PCB revamps Pakistan's domestic T20 competition
The 11-year-old format which featured 18 city-based teams has been replaced by a new regional-based format consisting of eight teams.
England vs Pakistan 2016: 5 memorable test matches between the nations over the years
England vs Pakistan 2016: 5 memorable test matches between the nations over the years
We take a look at 5 most controversial and memorable matches down the years.
Umar Gul feels Mohammad Amir will play a key role for Pakistan during England tour
Umar Gul feels Mohammad Amir will play a key role for Pakistan during England tour
Umar Gul warned the youngster about the pressure and anticipated criticism that he will face while playing in England.
5 current bowlers who struggle away from home in Tests
5 current bowlers who struggle away from home in Tests
5 bowlers currently active in Test match cricket who haven't been as effective in overseas conditions as they have been at home.
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England
England vs Pakistan 2016: 15 of 31 Pakistani cricketers fail fitness test ahead of their tour of England
Pakistan is set to tour England in the middle of July later this year.
A list of highest wicket-takers in T20Is, Ravichandran Ashwin bags the 12th spot
A list of highest wicket-takers in T20Is, Ravichandran Ashwin bags the 12th spot
Here is a list of the top 12 wicket-takers in the history of T20 Internationals.
5 memorable bowling performances at the ICC T20 World Cup that don't fade away
5 memorable bowling performances at the ICC T20 World Cup that don't fade away
Five of the best performances from bowlers in the ICC T20 World Cup.
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: India vs Pakistan - In Numbers
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: India vs Pakistan - In Numbers
India's excellent record against Pakistan in the T20 international matches!
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