LAHORE As the Pakistan Cricket Board selection chief considers to bring in Mohammad Sami, injured Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul hopes to be fit in time for the upcoming ICC World T20 Championship in West Indies. Chief selector Mohsin Khan, however, said that he had backed the selection of Mohammad Sami to replace Gul. Mohsin had a word with coach Waqar Younis about the status of the injury of the player and said that MRI report of Gul will be finalized by the end of the week which would reveal the true nature of the problem. Gul injured his shoulder during the training camp here and Yasser Arafat had a calf injury. However, Moshin said that the final decision of replacement would be taken after the proper assessment of the injury. On Guls replacements, Mohsin said that the Board has five players in back up but he believed Sami was the best available option to replace Gul. On Arafat, Mohsin said: He hasnt bowled a single over during the ongoing training camp. On the other hand Umar Akmal became the fourth player to get injured at the national squads preparatory camp. A side strain has kept the Pakistan batsman out of net sessions at the camp here, putting him on the recovery list alongside Gul, as well as Fawad Alam and Yasir Arafat who face minor injury worries. However, skipper Shahid Afridi is confident that all of his players will recover in three weeks before Pakistan launch their defence of their World Twenty20 crown. Umar Gul is Pakistans most successful bowler in the World T20 and the leading wicket taker in this format of the game. However, Guls recent form has not been all that great as he struggle to find his rhythm and pace as well as his accuracy while bowling Yorkers. Afridi, Pakistans T20 skipper, has backed his top fast bowler saying that he if was ruled out, this would be a major blow to Pakistans campaign in the tournament as pitches in the Caribbean suit his style of bowling and ball would start to reverse early in the innings. Gul, however, pointed out that he was confident of recovery in time and get a green signal from the team physio before the important tournament starting April 30. I will resume bowling soon at the camp. 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, Gul was quoted 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. Its been painful and sore, but Im happy that the injury has improved greatly, he said. Gul said players have benefited enormously from 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 boys, everyone has been working really hard during the practice sessions and the effort from all of the boys has been really encouraging, he said. Commenting on Pakistans chances of retaining the coveted T20 title, Gul said his team has the potential to upset even the worlds 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. PCB forms committee to decide on Guls fitness The Pakistan Cricket Board constituted a four-member medical panel to decide if pacer Umar Gul and all-rounder Yasir Arafat are fit enough to play in the Twenty20 World Cup beginning this month in the West Indies. The PCB announced that the medical board would meet later in the day to examine the two players and also review their MRI scan reports to decide if they can be available for the World Cup. Umar is suffering from a shoulder injury and Yasir has a calf muscle strain, which made them doubtful for the World Cup. The medical board includes Dr Zia Farooqi, Dr Waqar Farooqi, Dr Sohail Saleem and team physiotherapist, Faisal Hayat. The medical board basically will give us a clear picture of whether the two players can be fit for the World Cup.