No replacement for injured Gul

The Pakistan team management in England has decided against calling up a replacement bowler for the injured Umar Gul who suffered a hamstring injury during the second Test against the host on Sunday.

Pakistan lost the second Test by nine wickets at Edgbaston to trail in the four-match series 0-2 but the team manager Yawar Saeed insisted there would be no replacement for Gul.

“We have two back-up pace bowlers Tanvir Ahmed and Wahab Riaz in the touring squad and either one of them can replace Gul for the remaining Tests,” Yawar said.

He pointed out that both the bowlers have been with the team since the start of the tour and were ready to replace Gul whenever required.

“The tour selectors will decide who will play but for now we are not asking for a replacement as Gul is also due to have another scan on August 18,” he said.

The Pakistan manager said that after the fresh scan on August 18, it would be clear whether Gul can recover in time for the one-day series next month.

Pakistan will take on England in the third Test from August 18 at The Oval. — PTI

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