After making a comeback to the Pakistan side in 2006, Umar Gul established himself as the spearhead of the attack. With Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Akhtar bowing out of the team in one way or the other, Gul was given the mantle of leading the attack. His best performances came in the T20 World Cup in England when he annihilated New Zealand with a spell of 5/6; the best T20 bowling performance of all time. He helped Pakistan secure a spot in the final and eventually the 2008 title.

Gul played for the Kolkata Knight Riders during the opening edition of the IPL and has represented the Western Australia Warriors in the Big Bash. He has also played for the Sussex Sharks in the Friends Provident T20 competition. In 2012, Gul became a part of the opening edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League for Uva Next aiding them to win the T20 League.

 

Career Statistics (2005-present)

Full name: Umar Gul

Born: April 14, 1984 (36), Peshawar, North-Western Frontier Province

Major teams: Pakistan, Gloucestershire, Habib Bank Limited, Kolkata Knight Riders, Multan Sultans, North West Frontier Province, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Peshawar, Peshawar Panthers, Quetta Gladiators, Sussex, Uva Next, Western Australia

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

 

T20I Career – Pakistan

Mat      Inns      Balls     Runs     Wkts    BBI     BBM       Ave       Econ        SR     4w   5w  10w

60         60         1203     1443        85        5/6     5/6       16.97       7.19       14.1      4     2      0

 

T20 Career

Mat      Inns      Balls     Runs     Wkts      BBI       BBM       Ave       Econ     SR     4w    5w   10w

161       160       3400      4299       215       6/24       6/24     19.99      7.58      15.8     8      3       0

 

Career Highlights

  • Most 4 wicket hauls (and over) in T20I history (6)
  • 5th most T20I wickets (85 at 16.97)
  • Most wickets taken at T20 WC 2007 (13) & 2009 (13)
  • T20I Performance of the Year 2013
  • 215 wickets taken at 19.99
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