Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul hopes a month-long summer training camp will help him regain full fitness before the series against Sri Lanka starts in July.
Gul underwent knee surgery in Australia last year and skipped the Champions Trophy and Test series against Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Gul seemed to have struggled for fitness during the one-day series against Sri Lanka late last year while he took only five wickets in the Asia Cup and six at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year.
Gul is among 40-odd players who are undergoing strenuous training at Lahore under the supervision of bowling coach Mohammad Akram.
The fast bowler says "it's difficult to make a comeback after surgery, but I am training harder than others so that I could be as fit as I was before the operation."