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Umar Gul recalled for Pakistan's ODI squad

November 30, 2014 20:40 IST

Experienced pace bowler Umar Gul has been recalled to Pakistan's squad for the limited over series against New Zealand after struggling with a knee problem since last year. 

The Pakistani selectors included Gul in the squads for two Twenty20 matches and first two ODIs against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates. 

Gul, 30, has struggled to keep his place in the limited overs side since knee surgery in Australia last year after he broke down during the tour of South Africa. 

Since then he has not played any Tests but has been in and out of the limited over squads despite being Pakistan's leading pace bowler in the present team with 173 one-day wickets. 

The selectors have also recalled senior batsman Younis Khan for the ODIs after he hit four centuries against Australia and New Zealand in recent Tests. 

Image: Umar Gul

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