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Umar Gul

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Full Name: Umar Gul
Born: October 15 1982 , Peshawar
County: Gloucestershire
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast Medium


Broke into the Pakistan national team when they had a massive clear-out after the 2003 World Cup, having played just nine first-class matches. Took 5-31 against India in a Test match in 2004 but then injured his back and did not play again for a whole year. But he came back fitter and stronger and has now established himself as a regular in both the Test and one-day sides. He has great control of the ball and is a natural swing bowler, with his height adding to the bounce he can extract from the pitch. He has taken three five-wicket hauls in Tests and one in ODIs. Signed a one-year de...

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