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Pakistan recall Umar Gul for Ireland and England ODIs

Umar Gul is back in favour with Pakistan’s selectors

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan on Tuesday (August 9) recalled paceman Umar Gul after a 15-month lay-off in the squad for the two one-day internationals in Ireland and five in England starting later this month. The 32-year-old last played a one-day match in Dhaka against Bangladesh in April 2015 before being discarded over his lack of form and fitness. He has 173 one-day wickets from 126 matches in a stellar career, marred by recent injury problems. Azhar Ali will lead the side which has uncapped 22-year-old all-rounder Hasan Ali, but there was no place for opener Ahmed Shehzad and middle-order batsman Umar Akmal. Pakistan…

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