Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Umran Malik is having the finest spell of the tournament, shattering Andre Russell’s form with the best over of 0,2,0,0,0,0.
Andre Russell has been KKR’s ace card in run-chases and establishing a high total on the scoreboard. He was one of four players retained by the squad, demonstrating the franchise’s enormous trust in this game-changing all-rounder. But he seemed to have some real trouble facing Umran’s deliveries.
In addition, the Srinagar-born Malik has delivered the five fastest deliveries in the cash-rich T20 league now going. The top five fastest deliveries after the match between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Sunrisers on Monday, April 11 were 153.3 km/h, 153.1 km/h, 152.4 km/h, 152.3 km/h, and 151.8 km/h.
Malik bowled nets for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021, replacing Natarajan, who has been out due to Covid-19. He unleashed the second-fastest ball in the tournament, a 152.95 kph beast versus Royal Challengers Bangalore, without the claustrophobia of the nettings but with the anxiety of showtime spotlight showering on him.