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Umar Gul pretty sure to improve Pakistan’s ODI ranking


Umar Gul alias Gulldozer was surprisingly included for the crucial England ODI series as he was not part of the 35 shortlisted players for the training and fitness camp ahead of England Tour.


35 Players Shortlisted for the training and fitness camp ahead of England Tour were:

Opening Batsmen

1. Muhammad  Hafeez*

2. Sami Aslam

3. Iftikhar Ahmed

4. Azhar Ali

5. Sharjeel Khan

6. Khurram Manzoor

7. Shan Masood

Middle Order Batsmen

1. Younis Khan

2. Misbah Ul Haq

3. Asad Shafiq

4. Shoaib Malik

5. Babar Azam

6. Harris Sohail*

7. Khalid Latif

8. Fawad Alam

9. Akbar Ur Rahman

10. Asif Zakir


1. Anwar Ali

2. Bilawal Bhatti

Fast Bowlers

1. Mohammad Amir

2. Rahat Ali*

3. Imran Khan

4. Sohail Khan

5. Wahab Riaz

6. Junaid Khan

7. Hasan Ali

Wicket Keepers

1. Sarfraz Ahmed


2. Muhammad Rizwan

3. Adnan Akmal


1. Yasir Shah

2. Zulfiqar Babar

3. Muhammad Ashgar

4. Imad Wasim*

5. Bilal Asif

6. Zohaib Khan

*Subject to Fitness

Gul, who has his ODI career best against the English side (6-42) to enhance the Pakistan’s bowling line up with some experienced alongside, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.

While talking to Dawn News before leaving for England, Umar Gul said “I’m pretty sure we will improve our ranking before the cut-off date. We have very good players and just need a little improvisation in our style of play to win matches regularly,” 32 year-old pace-man who played his last ODI in April 2015 also seemed quite promising about his future.

Pakistan’s ODI Squad for England Tour

Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad RizwanMohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umar Gul, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah and Mohammad Nawaz.



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