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    "Mohammad Amir will play a key role against England" : Umar Gul

    A determined Pakistan team flew into London a few days ago to commence a much anticipated tour of England. Whilst every Test series is important in today’s cricket world, where positions in rankings appear to be the main objective for all teams, the England-Pakistan rivalry has an extra special meaning to both sides. Quite apart from the level of intensity in contests between the teams, there is an additional edge to the upcoming series with the unsavoury events of 2010 still in most people’s minds. Add to that the back-to-back Test series victories in the UAE for Pakistan and one can understand why England will be eager to re-establish supremacy over the visiting Pakistan side.

    Fast-bowler Umar Gul was the top ODI performer for Pakistan on the previous tour of England where he picked up twelve wickets in five games, with best figures of 6/42. Not selected for the upcoming tour, the thirty-two-year-old Gul is currently busy taking part in a number of Twenty20 tournaments in Karachi from where he spoke exclusively to PakPassion.net about Pakistan’s chances in England.


    The newly appointed Chief Selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq has thus far proven to be a popular appointment for the role due to some ground-breaking decisions such as holding a boot camp for fitness as well as organising a special training camp in Hampshire to help players acclimatize to conditions in England. However, given Pakistan’s recent success in Test cricket, he seems to have followed a tried-and-tested approach to Test team selection which Gul agrees with as he stated "The team selected for the Test series seems to be a good one. To be honest, no one is really ever satisfied with what selectors choose but in this case, I am happy with the players chosen. This is pretty much similar to the Test team which has proven to be quite successful for a while for Pakistan."

    It is a well-established fact that the batting is not the strongest suit for Pakistan and that the bowling line-up which Pakistan fields for the Test series will probably drive the desired outcome for the visiting side. Umar Gul, for his part, is satisfied that the Pakistan bowling line-up contains enough firepower and variety to pose serious questions to the hosts. "We have an excellent bowling attack for this tour and the pick among the fast bowlers will surely be Mohammad Amir. He will play a key role against England. I expect him to perform very well as he has played in those conditions before. Apart from Amir, Sohail Khan has put in some excellent performances before and knows how to bowl in seaming conditions. But don’t forget that in leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Pakistan has an excellent bowler who can take wickets on any kind of surface. He has been making steady progress in the past few years and is also a regular with the Pakistan Test squad. Time will tell how Yasir bowls in England but given that we are heading towards the middle of the summer months in England, we can expect him to get lot of purchase from wickets at The Oval and Edgbaston, especially on the third or fourth days of Test matches."

    James Anderson and Stuart Broad dictated the outcome of the recently concluded Test series between England and Sri Lanka where they accounted for thirty-three opposition wickets, thus demonstrating their supremacy over Sri Lanka’s batsmen. Apart from decimating the opposition, the performance of England’s fast-bowlers also served as a stark warning for the Pakistan batsmen. However Gul believes that it’s not fair to compare the Pakistan Test batting line-up with a below par Sri Lankan batting unit. "I am convinced that Pakistan’s batsmen will perform better than Sri Lanka as they have some quality batsmen in their midst. As for Sri Lanka, they are a very weak team in Test matches as it stands today. They have lost Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in recent times and have not found good replacements yet and they cannot rely on Angelo Mathews all the time to help them out. The results against England are ample proof of that."

    With speculation about the retirement of Pakistan’s forty-two-year-old Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq now laid to rest after his intention to continue playing, the focus will shift squarely on the performance of Pakistan in the upcoming series where he is expected to play a key role as a stabilizing influence for the fragile batting line-up. Himself a veteran of 233 international appearances, Umar Gul is fully appreciative of the value that experienced players can bring to the Pakistan team as he remarked "I am very happy with Misbah's decision to stay on as Test captain. He is a proven performer and is leading the team well in Tests. It is important for the team to have some seniors like Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq in their midst as other players can learn and draw confidence from such players."

    The likely participation of Mohammad Amir in the first Test at Lord’s on July 14th will bear special significance as he will be resuming his Test career at a ground where he played his last Test match nearly six years ago. For many, the painful memories of that summer will be as vivid as ever and it is possible that the twenty-four-year-old will encounter some criticism in the build-up to and during his return to Test cricket. This is an area which Gul will expect the Pakistan management to pay attention to and ensure they prepare Amir for what could prove to be a rocky road ahead. "I am sure the Pakistan management would have spoken to him about it but there is no doubt that Mohammad Amir will face a lot of pressure during the upcoming tour and this is to be expected due to what happened in 2010. The British media will be following his every move and I would advise him to let his bowling do the talking. He should restrict his movements from the hotel to the ground and back and simply concentrate on his game and nothing else. This will be the best way to answer all of the criticism and back-talk."

    With 421 international wickets to his name, there is little doubt that Umar Gul would have also preferred to be in the Pakistan line-up for the first Test at Lord’s but he is far from giving up hope of a comeback to the national squad stating "I am working hard to make sure that I stay fit and will make sure that I keep on putting in good performances at the domestic level. The rest is up to the selectors. The two Twenty20 tournaments I am playing in Karachi are part of that desire to stay in contention in the long run."

    Whilst Umar Gul works to make himself a good selection prospect for Pakistan again, he is also more than content to support the national side as they embark on a summer of intense cricket in England. Like many of Pakistan's enthusiastic supporters, he also hopes and expects the team to give a good account of themselves against England in their own back-yard. "Pakistan has been playing good Test cricket for the past few years in the UAE and in Asian conditions but the tour of England will be a big test for them; I am hoping that they can adapt to English conditions as soon as possible and if they do that, then nothing can stop a Pakistan success on this tour," he concluded.
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    Sensible comments once again from Umar Gul.

    Regarding Amir, he's right he is the key bowler but what is also important is the role of the Pakistan team management who at times can be rather shambolic.



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    Sensible stuff from Umar Gul. It's good that he is still playing Domestic cricket, he is still trying to put up good performances.

    A never give up attitude, like it.


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    reqding these statements one would think without Aamir we were a ruderless ship as a test team for the last five years. I will repeat, this series will be won by Pakistan if their batting unit puts up a good performance. The key to test success is not Aamir or Yasir. The key players fpr test success in England will be azhar, shafiq, sarfaraz, and some combination of the 40 year old uncles in the team. Once we put up the runs, then and only then will the bowlers come in to it.
    Too many people dreaming of a low scoring series with a shootout between our bowling attack vs England's bowling attack.

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    Umar Gul will have to work very hard to make a place for himself in the team. Almost needs to re-invent himself.

    As for Amir, Gul is 100% right.

    There is no other bowler in this lineup who can make a difference, apart from Shah.


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    Sensible words from him.

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    More pressure being added on Amir. I fully expect him to handle it and do well, but he needs support from the other pacers otherwise this is all a bit pointless.

    Rahat Ali and Wahab need to step up given that they are, in theory, the spearheads of the attack (you can't really give that title to someone that hasn't played a Test for 6 years).



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    Umar Gul had his knee surgery in 2013. It is now 2016 and he has still not recovered and achieved full match fitness? He is 32 years old now, i think the PCB has more or less made it clear to him that they just dont see him in their future plans.

    It's his fault as well to be honest. All those 10 years when he had a consistent confirmed place in the side, he has gone missing a lot more times when the team really needed him. Would struggle to be a reliable third seamer, i used to famously call him pressure reliever.

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    Umar Gul of old bowling yorkers at will tonight in 5th Corporate T20 Cup at the moment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Umar Gul of old bowling yorkers at will tonight in 5th Corporate T20 Cup at the moment.
    hes still a handy T20 pacer if was in the t20 squad would of done better we dont have enough discipline bowlers


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    Gul gives Amir tips on how to face English media

    Pakistan right-arm quickie Umar Gul believes the tour of England will test left-arm pacer Muhammad Amir’s patience but the veteran has advised him to stay calm and concentrate on the game.

    “I am sure the Pakistan management would have spoken to him about it but there is no doubt that Amir will face a lot of pressure during the upcoming tour and this is to be expected due to what happened in 2010,” said Gul.

    “The British media will be following his every move and I would advise him to let his bowling do the talking. He should restrict his movements from the hotel to the ground and back and simply concentrate on his game and nothing else. This will be the best way to answer all of the criticism and back-talk,” he added.

    Gul, who was the top ODI performer for Pakistan on the last tour of England where he picked up twelve wickets in five games, thinks Amir will be the key bowler for Pakistan in the seaming conditions.

    “We have an excellent bowling attack for this tour and the pick among the fast-bowlers will surely be Amir,” he said. “He will play a key role against England. I expect him to perform very well as he has played in those conditions before. Apart from Amir, Sohail Khan has put in some excellent performances before and knows how to bowl in seaming conditions.”

    He added: “But don’t forget that in leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Pakistan has an excellent bowler who can take wickets on any kind of surface. He has been making steady progress in the past few years and is also a regular with the Pakistan Test squad. Time will tell how Yasir bowls in England but since we are heading towards the middle of the summer in England, we can expect him to get lot of purchase from wickets at The Oval and Edgbaston, especially on the third or fourth days of Test matches.”

    Pakistan team is currently in England for a four-Test, five-ODI and one-off T20 series. The series will kick-start with the first Test in Lord’s on July 14 and Gul thinks Pakistan has a good combination to cause problems for England.

    “The team selected for the Test series seems to be a good one,” said Gul. “To be honest, no one is really ever satisfied with what selectors choose but in this case, I am happy with the players chosen. This is pretty much similar to the Test team which has proven to be quite successful for a while for Pakistan.”

    Against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded Test matches, James Anderson and Stuart Broad bagged thirty-three wickets between them for England. However, the 32-year-old believes that Pakistani batsmen will fare better than the Sri Lankan willow wielders.

    “I am convinced that Pakistan’s batsmen will perform better than Sri Lanka as they have some quality players in their midst,” Gul analysed. “As for Sri Lanka, they are a very weak team in Test matches as it stands today. They have lost Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in recent times and have not found good replacements yet and they cannot rely on Angelo Mathews all the time to help them out. The results against England are ample proof of that.”

    Meanwhile, Gul, who has represented Pakistan in 47 Tests, 126 ODIs and 60 T20Is and has bagged 421 wickets across all format, is still in contention for a spot in the team.

    “I am working hard to make sure that I stay fit and will make sure that I keep on putting in good performances at the domestic level,” said Gul. “The rest is up to the selectors. The two Twenty20 tournaments I am playing in Karachi are part of that desire to stay in contention in the long run.”

    Umar Gul was quoted by PakPassion

    source : http://tribune.com.pk/story/1127122/...nd-going-amir/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayan View Post
    More pressure being added on Amir. I fully expect him to handle it and do well, but he needs support from the other pacers otherwise this is all a bit pointless.

    Rahat Ali and Wahab need to step up given that they are, in theory, the spearheads of the attack (you can't really give that title to someone that hasn't played a Test for 6 years).
    This.
    I expect him to do really well too- but shane warne got 40 wickets in 2005 and Aus still did not get anywhere near england after the first test!!
    They all need to be at it-


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    Mohammad Aamer pick of the Pakistan fast bowlers for England tour: Umar Gul

    A determined Pakistan team flew into London a few days ago to commence a much anticipated tour of England. Whilst every Test series is important in today’s cricket world, where positions in rankings appear to be the main objective for all teams, the England-Pakistan rivalry has an extra special meaning to both sides. Quite apart from the level of intensity in contests between the teams, there is an additional edge to the upcoming series with the unsavoury events of 2010 still in most people’s minds. Add to that the back-to-back Test series victories in the UAE for Pakistan and one can understand why England will be eager to re-establish supremacy over the visiting Pakistan side. READ: Mohammad Aamer in spotlight as he returns where he threw it away

    Fast bowler Umar Gul was the top ODI performer for Pakistan on the previous tour of England where he picked up 12 wickets in five games, with best figures of 6 for 42. Not selected for the upcoming tour, the 32-year-old Gul is currently busy taking part in a number of Twenty20 tournaments in Karachi from where he spoke exclusively to PakPassion.net about Pakistan’s chances in England.

    The newly appointed Chief Selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq has thus far proven to be a popular appointment for the role due to some ground-breaking decisions such as holding a boot camp for fitness as well as organising a special training camp in Hampshire to help players acclimatize to conditions in England. However, given Pakistan’s recent success in Test cricket, he seems to have followed a tried-and-tested approach to Test team selection which Gul agrees with as he stated “The team selected for the Test series seems to be a good one. To be honest, no one is really ever satisfied with what selectors choose but in this case, I am happy with the players chosen. This is pretty much similar to the Test team which has proven to be quite successful for a while for Pakistan.” READ: Mohammad Aamer feels ‘terribly’ lucky to be back in Tests ahead of Pakistan tour of England 2016

    It is a well-established fact that the batting is not the strongest suit for Pakistan and that the bowling line-up which Pakistan fields for the Test series will probably drive the desired outcome for the visiting side. Umar Gul, for his part, is satisfied that the Pakistan bowling line-up contains enough firepower and variety to pose serious questions to the hosts. “We have an excellent bowling attack for this tour and the pick among the fast bowlers will surely be Mohammad Aamer. He will play a key role against England.

    I expect him to perform very well as he has played in those conditions before. Apart from Aamer, Sohail Khan has put in some excellent performances before and knows how to bowl in seaming conditions. But don’t forget that in leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Pakistan has an excellent bowler who can take wickets on any kind of surface. He has been making steady progress in the past few years and is also a regular with the Pakistan Test squad. Time will tell how Yasir bowls in England but given that we are heading towards the middle of the summer months in England, we can expect him to get lot of purchase from wickets at The Oval and Edgbaston, especially on the third or fourth days of Test matches.” READ: Virat Kohli best batsman in world: Mohammad Aamer

    James Anderson and Stuart Broad dictated the outcome of the recently concluded Test series between England and Sri Lanka where they accounted for thirty-three opposition wickets, thus demonstrating their supremacy over Sri Lanka’s batsmen. Apart from decimating the opposition, the performance of England’s fast-bowlers also served as a stark warning for the Pakistan batsmen. However Gul believes that it’s not fair to compare the Pakistan Test batting line-up with a below par Sri Lankan batting unit.

    “I am convinced that Pakistan’s batsmen will perform better than Sri Lanka as they have some quality batsmen in their midst. As for Sri Lanka, they are a very weak team in Test matches as it stands today. They have lost Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in recent times and have not found good replacements yet and they cannot rely on Angelo Mathews all the time to help them out. The results against England are ample proof of that.”

    With speculation about the retirement of Pakistan’s forty-two-year-old Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq now laid to rest after his intention to continue playing, the focus will shift squarely on the performance of Pakistan in the upcoming series where he is expected to play a key role as a stabilizing influence for the fragile batting line-up. Himself a veteran of 233 international appearances, Umar Gul is fully appreciative of the value that experienced players can bring to the Pakistan team as he remarked, “I am very happy with Misbah’s decision to stay on as Test captain. He is a proven performer and is leading the team well in Tests. It is important for the team to have some seniors like Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq in their midst as other players can learn and draw confidence from such players.”

    The likely participation of Aamer in the first Test at Lord’s on July 14th will bear special significance as he will be resuming his Test career at a ground where he played his last Test match nearly six years ago. For many, the painful memories of that summer will be as vivid as ever and it is possible that the twenty-four-year-old will encounter some criticism in the build-up to and during his return to Test cricket.

    This is an area which Gul will expect the Pakistan management to pay attention to and ensure they prepare Aamer for what could prove to be a rocky road ahead. “I am sure the Pakistan management would have spoken to him about it but there is no doubt that Mohammad Aamer will face a lot of pressure during the upcoming tour and this is to be expected due to what happened in 2010.

    The British media will be following his every move and I would advise him to let his bowling do the talking. He should restrict his movements from the hotel to the ground and back and simply concentrate on his game and nothing else. This will be the best way to answer all of the criticism and back-talk.” READ: Umar Gul expresses hope to be back playing for Pakistan, on Twitter

    With 421 international wickets to his name, there is little doubt that Gul would have also preferred to be in the Pakistan line-up for the first Test at Lord’s but he is far from giving up hope of a comeback to the national squad stating “I am working hard to make sure that I stay fit and will make sure that I keep on putting in good performances at the domestic level. The rest is up to the selectors. The two Twenty20 tournaments I am playing in Karachi are part of that desire to stay in contention in the long run.”

    Whilst Gul works to make himself a good selection prospect for Pakistan again, he is also more than content to support the national side as they embark on a summer of intense cricket in England. Like many of Pakistan’s enthusiastic supporters, he also hopes and expects the team to give a good account of themselves against England in their own back-yard. “Pakistan has been playing good Test cricket for the past few years in the UAE and in Asian conditions but the tour of England will be a big test for them; I am hoping that they can adapt to English conditions as soon as possible and if they do that, then nothing can stop a Pakistan success on this tour,” he concluded.


    source : http://www.cricketcountry.com/articl...mar-gul-462957
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    ISLAMABAD, Jun 22 (APP): Fast-bowler Umar Gul has advised Muhammad Amir to let his bowling do all the talking on the English tour saying this will be the best way to answer all of the criticism and back-talk.

    Amir will likely be resuming his Test career at Lord’s on July 14 where he played his last Test match nearly six years ago in 2010.

    It is possible that the twenty-four-year-old (Amir) will encounter some criticism in the build-up to and during his return to Test cricket.

    This is an area which Gul wants the Pakistan management to pay attention to and ensure they prepare Amir for what could prove to be a rocky road ahead. “The British media will be following his every move and I would advise him to let his bowling do the talking,” he told Pakpassion.net.

    “Amir should restrict his movements from the hotel to the ground and back and simply concentrate on his game and nothing else. This will be the best way to answer all of the criticism and back-talk,” he said.

    Gul said it is a fact that the batting is not the strongest suit for Pakistan and that the bowling line-up which Pakistan fields for the Test series will probably drive the desired outcome for the visiting side.

    “We have an excellent bowling attack for this tour and the pick among the fast bowlers will surely be Amir. He will play a key role against England. I expect him to perform very well as he has played in those conditions before. Apart from Amir, Sohail Khan has put in some excellent performances before and knows how to bowl in seaming conditions.”

    He said but don’t forget that in leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Pakistan has an excellent bowler who can take wickets on any kind of surface.

    “Yasir has been making steady progress in the past few years and is also a regular with the Pakistan Test squad. We can expect him to get lot of purchase from wickets at The Oval and Edgbaston, especially on the third or fourth days of Test matches,” he said.

    http://dunyanews.tv/en/Cricket/34225...ll-criticism-o


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    Gul backs Pakistan bowlers to trouble England

    Cape Town - Pakistan paceman, Umar Gul, believes the national team, spearheaded by the bowling of Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir will do well in England.

    The tour will be Pakistan's first bilateral tour to England since 2010, and comes off of the back of two series wins against England in the UAE.

    Gul told PakPassion.net: “We have an excellent bowling attack for this tour and the pick among the fast bowlers will surely be Mohammad Amir,

    “He will play a key role against England. I expect him to perform very well as he has played in those conditions before.

    “Apart from Amir, Sohail Khan has put in some excellent performances before and knows how to bowl in seaming conditions.

    “But don’t forget that in leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Pakistan has an excellent bowler who can take wickets on any kind of surface.”

    Coached by South African Mickey Arthur, the Pakistan selectors have excluded a number of high-profile players who have a history of disciplinary problems, which some have criticised, but Gul is happy with the squad, saying: “The team selected for the Test series seems to be a good one.

    “To be honest, no one is really ever satisfied with what selectors choose but in this case, I am happy with the players chosen.

    “This is pretty much similar to the Test team which has proven to be quite successful for a while for Pakistan.”

    England recently hosted Sri Lanka, who looked out of their depth in English conditions, but Gul feels Pakistan will do much better, saying: “I am convinced that Pakistan’s batsmen will perform better than Sri Lanka as they have some quality batsmen in their midst.

    “As for Sri Lanka, they are a very weak team in Test matches as it stands today.

    “They have lost Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in recent times and have not found good replacements yet and they cannot rely on Angelo Mathews all the time to help them out.

    The quick believes that Pakistan's greatest challenge will be adapting to the conditions in England, saying: “Pakistan has been playing good Test cricket for the past few years in the UAE and in Asian conditions but the tour of England will be a big test for them.

    “I am hoping that they can adapt to English conditions as soon as possible and if they do that, then nothing can stop a Pakistan success on this tour.”

    Pakistan will complete warm-up matches against Sussex and Somerset ahead of the first Test at Lord's on July 14.
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    KARACHI: Out-of-favour Pakistan seamer Umar Gul expressed his indignation at being overlooked for the upcoming matches against England.

    While speaking exclusively to Dawn on Saturday, the 32-year-old Umar took a swipe at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for continuously ignoring his claims to play international cricket.

    “Look, I’m not saying that they should play me. But at least treat my case on the same level as of others. Usually, it’s not in my nature to speak out my mind. But when people start rating me as a discard then it hurts a lot,” Umar blurted out with a pinch of frustration in his tone. “I have had fair share of injuries during my long international career. Just tell which fast bowler doesn’t get injured? This is part and parcel of cricket.

    “However, some people [in the cricket board] make you a fool by jumping to the conclusion that so and so individual’s playing career at the international level is over. And what is more annoying is that when you confront them they’ll act as if nothing has happened and will try to be as supportive as they can but the same people will form different opinion behind your back.

    “I was aghast when I found out that the parameter set for fitness criterion selection for the 2015 World Cup was set at 60 points. And yet I was not good enough to be considered [for selection] despite being recording 62 points. Somebody in the PCB must be honest enough to explain this double-standard policy,” Umar added.

    He contended being the most experienced of pacemen available for the mega event held in Australia and New Zealand was enough for the Moin Khan-led national selection committee to include him in the squad since he had been doing well in domestic cricket.

    “Now I realize that sometime just being fit is not enough to be inducted because the trust is not there. Being the senior-most fast bowler, there was no way they [selectors] could have sidelined me the way they did. They were not willing to trust me as a player,” Umar, who made a sporadic return to international arena after the World Cup, complained.

    “In the last season I had rediscovered my rhythm and felt extremely fit to reclaim my Pakistan spot, but the selectors still chose to ignore me.”

    Umar, who is in the city these days and playing in various Ramazan tournaments, meanwhile disclosed that he is enjoying bowling with the same zeal when he first took up playing cricket.

    “Last night I played for Omar Associates in the Naya Nazimabad competition. Believe me I really enjoyed the competitive nature of these tournaments. I always loved bowling and Friday night was no exception,” the paceman commented. “I had played twice at the Lawai Cricket Stadium and found the surrounding unbelievable. The hill on one side of the ground provided a great spectacle.

    “I think this is a great venue to play cricket because the ground has been well maintained and playing under lights here is quite a spectacular sight. The management of Naya Nazimabad has done a great job in developing such a beautiful cricket ground which would make a perfect venue for first-class matches,” Umar remarked. “They deserve to be complimented for their contribution for the game.”

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1267239/uma...england-series
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    Tauseef advises Gul to focus on cricket

    Karachi - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee member Tauseef Ahmed while reacting to pacer Umar Gul's statement said that instead of giving statements Gul should focus on cricket and keep on performing.

    Pakistan's chief selector Inzamam ul Haq, was reluctant to comment on Gul's outburst, but Tauseef, who is a member of the selection panel, responded, saying the reasons for Gul's non-selection were ‘not unfair’.
    "Gul shouldn't be giving statement, rather focusing on his cricket and keep on performing," Tauseef said.

    "Cricket season has just started and he shouldn't be disheartened as there are a lot of series ahead and it's not just about Gul but every player, who didn't make into the Test side," he added.

    He said obviously, they could not select everyone at once but they were completely aware about who was dropped and who was selected.

    "Junaid Khan is the other bowler who was left out and he along with Gul was also in contention.
    But we have our reasons, which are not unfair, and the selected bunch was the best we could possibly pick according the conditions and competition," he said.

    Tauseef said bowlers, who were selected, were good enough and had experience.

    "We will make sure everyone gets a fair chance and we have a lot of cricket ahead and we will continue to monitor the performances of players.

    "He said the problem was that they didn't have much cricket in the recent past and most of our players were untested.
    "Gul and Junaid might have missed out but they are still our asset and part of our country's cricket. They should continue with their cricket and keep on performing in domestic cricket."

    "One must talk with his performance in the ground and that should be a talking point. Journalists should be making noise for player rather than player himself," he added.

    http://nation.com.pk/sports/01-Jul-2...cus-on-cricket
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    You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan, designed and directed by his red right hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul View Post
    Tauseef advises Gul to focus on cricket

    Karachi - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee member Tauseef Ahmed while reacting to pacer Umar Gul's statement said that instead of giving statements Gul should focus on cricket and keep on performing.

    Umar Gul had said that he had not been given a proper chance.
    He said he had met the selectors' fitness requirements ahead of the 2015 World Cup but was puzzled by his non-selection.
    He said his case should be treated on the same level as of others.
    He said when people rate him as a discarded player, it hurts a lot.

    Pakistan's chief selector Inzamam ul Haq, was reluctant to comment on Gul's outburst, but Tauseef, who is a member of the selection panel, responded, saying the reasons for Gul's non-selection were ‘not unfair’.
    "Gul shouldn't be giving statement, rather focusing on his cricket and keep on performing," Tauseef said.

    "Cricket season has just started and he shouldn't be disheartened as there are a lot of series ahead and it's not just about Gul but every player, who didn't make into the Test side," he added.

    He said obviously, they could not select everyone at once but they were completely aware about who was dropped and who was selected.
    "Junaid Khan is the other bowler who was left out and he along with Gul was also in contention.
    But we have our reasons, which are not unfair, and the selected bunch was the best we could possibly pick according the conditions and competition," he said.

    Tauseef said bowlers, who were selected, were good enough and had experience.
    "We will make sure everyone gets a fair chance and we have a lot of cricket ahead and we will continue to monitor the performances of players.
    "

    He said the problem was that they didn't have much cricket in the recent past and most of our players were untested.
    "Gul and Junaid might have missed out but they are still our asset and part of our country's cricket.
    They should continue with their cricket and keep on performing in domestic cricket.
    "

    "One must talk with his performance in the ground and that should be a talking point.
    Journalists should be making noise for player rather than player himself," he added.

    http://nation.com.pk/sports/01-Jul-2...cus-on-cricket

    The bold part I completely 100% agree with

    The underlined part................ No one should be making noise, the selection radar should be competent enough to make way for players before even Media or the player may have to mention it. This is the entire reason we have lost Sadaf Hussain to the wilderness without any given explanation

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    He should have played the last T20I against New Zealand instead of Amir, Amir averaged 100 with the ball from 3 games lol, while he averaged 28 from 2 games.

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    Many thanks to the Guldozer for his time.

    Will we see Gul back for Pakistan? Seems doubtful.




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    Quote Originally Posted by The Last Of The Stars View Post
    He should have played the last T20I against New Zealand instead of Amir, Amir averaged 100 with the ball from 3 games lol, while he averaged 28 from 2 games.
    What about their economy rates ?
    And not everything is about statistics. If you watched the games, you would have had a clearer picture. There were 2-3 dropped catches off Amir's bowling in the first T20I


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