Umar Gul

Born April 14, 1984Peshawar, North-Western Frontier Province
Age 30 Years, 5 Months, 9 Days
National Side Pakistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Batting Rank ODI - NA, T20I - NA
Bowling Rank ODI - 53, T20I - 36
Test Debut August 20, 2003 v Bangladesh
Last Test February 14, 2013 v South Africa
ODI Debut April 3, 2003 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI March 8, 2014 v Sri Lanka
T20I Debut September 4, 2007 v Kenya
Last T20I April 1, 2014 v West Indies
IPL Debut May 1, 2008 v Jaipur
Last IPL May 25, 2008 v Mohali
Teams Played Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, Islamabad Leopards, North West Frontier Province Panthers, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan A, PCB Blues, Pakistan International Airlines, Peshawar, Peshawar Panthers, Kolkata, Western Australia, Pakistan, Sussex, Uva Next, Marylebone Cricket Club
Man of the Match Test - 2, ODI - 4, T20I - 4, IPL - 1,
Career Span 2003 - 2013, 2003 - 2014, 2007 - 2014, 2008,

After speedsters Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif’s date with controversy, heads turned to Umar Gul to spearhead Pakistan’s pace attack in 2006. It had been three years since Gul made his debut in 2003 at Sharjah, replacing the Pakistani spell that failed to impress during the World Cup. With a flowing high-arm action, Gul’s precision, panache with swing, and ability to bowl yorkers at will meant in him, Pakistan found its replacement for the legendary Waqar Younis.

Gul’s champagne moment came in 2004, when he ripped through the world-class Indian batting line-up on tour to take his first five-for. A multiple stress fracture halted his progress, forcing him to sit through the whole of 2005. He returned in 2006, but unfortunately, it coincided with Pakistan’s slump in Test form. He did help Pakistan to its last Test series victory, against West Indies.

Gul continued to do well in the longer and shorter forms, earning first favour with the rubber in the 2007 World Cup, though poor batting performances saw the team making an early exit from the tournament. As Twenty20 cricket grew popular, Gul soon became the World’s finest in the format. He helped them to a final spot in the 2007 World Twenty20, eventually lifting the trophy in 2008.

In 2012, Gul was signed up by Uva Next for the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League, and helped them win the Twenty20 competition. Later that year, he was also named in the squad for their maiden Champions League T20.

Player Tracker

Batting & Fielding

47
67
9
Runs »
577
65*
v ENG
0
1
Fours »
63
Sixes »
20
9.94
47.92
11
0

Bowling

90
Overs »
1599.5
256
Runs »
5553
163
6/135
v SL
34.06
3.47
58.88

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
0(9) & 0(1) 0/74 & 1/46 v South Africa Feb 14, 2013
0(2) & 23(43) 2/56 & 2/58 v South Africa Feb 01, 2013
7(19) & 0(6) 1/90 & 0/43 v Sri Lanka Jul 08, 2012
2(14) & 4(15) 0/76 & 0/11 v Sri Lanka Jun 22, 2012
13(27) & 4(38) 2/28 & 4/61 v England Feb 03, 2012