Finally some good news for Pakistan. Umar Gul is recovering well and should be 100% before the Big tournament starts. A very Big boost considering all the bad new surrounding Pakistan these days.
Now all eyes are on the 2 Aces, Akhtar and Asif. Asif has a niggle in his elbow, not a big concern, he should be fit. But the Big question is if he will be able to pass the dope test.
PCB and the 2 bowlers have been trying to postpone it which is smart, hopefully they will take the test next week or the week after. Asif had a lower level of nandrolene in his system, therefore he has better chances of passing it this time around.
Shoiab is suffering from a knee injury ..he has been casted as 50/50 for the world cup. I can see PCB putting thier money on this horse. They will keep akhtar in the squad even if he misses half the tournament.
I think Akhtar will be in the squad and as soon as his private tests show that he is good to go, he will return