Gul To Replace Adil in Pak ODI Squad

Published 04/19/2015, 12:45 PM EDT


Pakistan pacer Ehsan Adil will miss the ongoing ODI series in Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Umar Gul, the country’s cricket board said on Saturday.

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“Ehsan Adil out of Bangladesh series due to hamstring injury. Umar Gul will replace him,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Twitter.

Adil’s injury is the fourth setback for Pakistan after batsman Sohaib Maqsood (arm fracture) and fast bowler Sohail Khan (back injury) were ruled out before the tour began, while leg-spinner Yasir Shah injured his thumb in a practice match prior to the one-day series.

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Hosts Bangladesh hammered Pakistan by 79 runs in the first of three one-day internationals of the tour on Friday in Dhaka.

“Adil is out of Bangladesh one-day series due to hamstring injury and will be replaced by Umar Gul,” the Pakistan Cricket Board announced.

Adil, 22, will return home later Saturday, while Gul will fly to Dhaka the same night.
Gul was named earlier for the Twenty20 to be played on April 24.
Team manager Naveed Cheema told AFP in Dhaka that Adil’s injury had worsened.
“Adil had a minor injury while coming to Bangladesh, we thought he would be fine.
Today we examined him again and found that he has aggravated the hamstring injury,” Cheema said.

“The physio is of the opinion that he cannot recover sufficiently in the next seven days, so we are sending him back.

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