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Does Gul merit a spot in Pakistan ODI team?

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Bilal123, Mar 2, 2014.

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  1. Bilal123

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    The guy keeps making continuous comebacks from injuries or poor form but each time we see the same Gul turn up, one who performs once every 4/5 games and gets hammered the rest of times. With Talha making his debut and doing so well and outshining both Juanid and Gul it makes me think is Gul really one of the better bowlers from Pak? There must be other pacers who have better control or can swing, bowl faster?
  2. Zeeshan Merchant

    Zeeshan Merchant Emerging Player

    Dec 27, 2013
    No, its time to move forward. He wont be effective in the 2015 world cup, and thats what we need to look forward to. This Talha seems to have potential, he needs to play ahead of Gul now.

    I am also not sold on Junaid.
  3. Passionate Pakistani

    Passionate Pakistani Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Jun 10, 2011
    Most of our players are inconsistent but the biggest issue with Gul is that he will completely change the momentum of game with Gul poor spell of 2/3 overs..like he has done on most occasions.

    Otherwise except Misbah and Ajmal all of them are inconsistent.
  4. Zeeshan Merchant

    Zeeshan Merchant Emerging Player

    Dec 27, 2013
    Gul continously bowled short, but what bothered me the most is how he showed his frustration on the field. Unless you can comeback like Steyn, never let the batsmen see you get angry
  5. Energy

    Energy Cornered Tiger

    Apr 22, 2012
    At best, he can be used as a 3rd pacer on seaming tracks.
  6. Express Pace

    Express Pace Cornered Tiger

    May 11, 2012
    He takes wickets. He get smacked for boundaries. Today took the key wicket of Kohli. Hell yes he deserves a place in the team.
  7. Express Pace

    Express Pace Cornered Tiger

    May 11, 2012
    Junaid failed to take a wicket for the third consecutive game and has been expensive himself.
  8. Fireworks11

    Fireworks11 Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Sep 22, 2012
    Yes. He's needs to be used well.
  9. ALbIe

    ALbIe Smooth Operator

    Nov 3, 2010
    He's past his sell by date and has lost his speed which he needs as he does not move the ball! Zia-Ul-Haq is better than him now which shows Gul's decline
  10. Top Spinner01

    Top Spinner01 Tracer Bullet

    Feb 27, 2013
  11. Pakistan97

    Pakistan97 Tracer Bullet

    Sep 7, 2010
  12. Dare2Dream

    Dare2Dream Talented

    May 4, 2010
    He needs to regain his death over form that he had a few years back with those yorkers. Without that, he doesn't provide much to remain in the lineup.
  13. Raf Pragmatic

    Raf Pragmatic Banned

    Jan 7, 2013
    Talha got hammered against Bangladesh. The fact is Gul will be handy with reverse swing but he just lost it last one year. He was awesome from 09-12.
  14. ehtesham

    ehtesham Cornered Tiger

    Sep 10, 2011
    Mark Ealham would be proud of his bowling after watching Gul bowl.
  15. Pakfast

    Pakfast Talented

    May 8, 2013
    Gul is yet another example of a wasted talent. Gul was never an opening bowler, he was generally a first change bowler, he should have been used in the middle overs and the death, which he was, however, opening with him was a huge mistake, when he gets smacked he loses his rhythm rendering him ineffective during the crucial overs. In his current form he doesn't merit a place in the team.
  16. Express Pace

    Express Pace Cornered Tiger

    May 11, 2012
    He has actually bowled well since his comeback. Just got tonked the the last two games.
  17. Desi_Joker

    Desi_Joker Fantasy Draft Wins: 1

    Jun 18, 2012
    It's clear that Gul still isn't entirely match fit. You can see that by the way he walks back to his run up, so his injury is still hindering him somewhat.

    Having said that, I think he still has a role to play in the ODI team, at least in the Asia Cup final. By playing him now, it will ensure that he gets used to the requirements of international cricket sooner than if he's simply dispatched back to domestic and a fit and firing Gul can be the key for Pakistan's success in the World Cup.

    Thinking ahead is not always about getting new players in, sometimes you just need to get your already experienced players back to their peak performance levels.
  18. ataif

    ataif Youngsta Beauty

    Sep 29, 2012
    -gul has had his days he's finished now and is a cancer to the team. Should never play for Pakistan again. He's even lost his best weapon the yorker but he's a 'bang it in and get smashed' baller now. Get rid of him simple!
  19. baqir

    baqir Cornered Tiger

    Sep 17, 2012
    Yes, well experienced bowler.
  20. WaQaReD!

    WaQaReD! Talented

    Sep 13, 2011
    yes but not ahead of Irfan or Junaid imo
    and also not if he isnt fully fit which seems to be the case in the ongoing asia cup
  21. Stan1

    Stan1 Talented

    Sep 8, 2011
    he had a good spell of death bowling in his career which makes a lot of people think he was good at handling pressure but i wouldnt agree, whenever we've needed him to stand up he's gone missing.

    currently we need that bit of experience he has, he needs to be used better but also needs to use his head as to what he should be bowling and when.
  22. harishaneef

    harishaneef Youngsta Beauty

    Mar 6, 2014
    Yes he is disappointing continuously. He ain't as effective in death over as he used to be. He better be replaced by Irfan as he gets fit
  23. Pako

    Pako Youngsta Beauty

    Mar 7, 2014
    At the moment he is definitely dissapointing but he takes wickets early in the game and is back after a long injury so just give him time and dont drop him, he will perform!
  24. shoaib66

    shoaib66 Youngsta Beauty

    Mar 7, 2014
    I think its about time Gul was rested and someone else given a go in ODI's and T20's. I would still keep him for tests.
  25. iAd

    iAd Sultan of Swing

    Nov 9, 2012
  26. greenkill3r

    greenkill3r Youngsta Beauty

    Mar 8, 2014
    he is injured atm so thats why his bowling at the death has been lacking. Hope to see him make a full recovery so he will be at his best in the T20WC where he is no 1.
  27. Kashif Afridi

    Kashif Afridi Youngsta Beauty

    Mar 8, 2014
    Gul is happened to be expensive because he has forgotten his in-swing yorkers....
    He needs to focus on yorkers in the depth overs...
  28. Zubair Naeem Paracha

    Zubair Naeem Paracha Youngsta Beauty

    Sep 16, 2012
    I think Gul is more effective in T20 cricket. He has not been quite effective in ODIs lately. But I think its too early to say that he should not be a part of WC 2015. Only if he could find his yorkers back, he can be really effective in death overs.
  29. WiiiCKET

    WiiiCKET Youngsta Beauty

    Jun 4, 2012
    Gul is a very good bowler but since his injuries he has gone worse. Once he was our best death bowler. Now he is the worst :(
  30. Aufhebung

    Aufhebung Youngsta Beauty

    May 8, 2010
    have never seen him as out of form as he is in this tournament

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