Pakistan’s fast bowler Umar Gul is likely to miss most of crucial upcoming events, including the ICC Champions Trophy, because of an injury on his right knee he sustained during the team’s recent tour of South Africa.

[caption id="attachment_389" align="alignright" width="300"]Umar Gul has been capped 116 ODIs and 47 Tests for Pakistan (Photo: AFP) Umar Gul has been capped 116 ODIs and 47 Tests for Pakistan (Photo: AFP)[/caption]

Gul underwent various scans after his return to Pakistan and results have been sent to specialists in Australia whose decision will determine whether the bowler is fit to take part in the future events, a report published in said.

In South Africa, Gul only managed to play the first ODI of the five-match one-day series after having a three-match Test series which Pakistan lost 3-0.

The 28-year-old bowler, who has been capped 116 ODIs and 47 Tests for Pakistan, has also suffered various injuries in the past.

Gul doesn’t only miss the ongoing domestic President’s Cup One-Day tournament because of his injury, but he may miss a bowling camp in Karachi in which Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram will be out to find the obscure fast-bowling talent in the city.

The absence of Gul – who made his ODI debut in 2003 – from the Champions Trophy would have a huge impact on Pakistani side in the event as he has helped the team win various international tournaments in the past.
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