Gul hoping to get fit in time for ICC T20 World Championship

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Lahore, Apr.13 (ANI): Injured Pakistan fast bowler, Umar Gul, has expressed the hope of getting fit in time for the upcoming ICC World T20 Championship in West Indies.

Gul, who suffered a shoulder injury during the ongoing training camp here, said he is confident of getting a green signal from the team physio before the important tournament starting April 30.

"I will resume bowling tomorrow at the camp in Lahore. I expect to be bowling at full speed in three or four days time. I am confident that I will get the all clear from the doctors and that I will be fit for the World Cup," quoted Gul, as saying.

"I dived for the ball and landed awkwardly and jarred my shoulder. It was one of those things that can happen at the blink of an eye. It's been painful and sore, but I'm thankful that the injury has improved greatly," he said.

Gul said players have been benefited enormously under the guidance of newly appointed coach Waqar Younis and his deputy Ijaz Ahmed during the training camp.

"There has been a great spirit amongst all of the boys, everyone has been working really hard during the practice sessions and the effort from all of the boys has been really encouraging," the left-arm pacer said.

Commenting on Pakistan's chances of retaining the coveted T20 title, Gul said his team has the potential to upset even the world's best team, but for that players would have to give their best.

"I think we are good enough to at least reach the semi finals, and once you reach the semi finals anything is possible. We have a tough group and there will be no easy games, but if we are on top of our game, we can present a challenge to any of the teams," Gul said. (ANI)

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