Popularly being referred to as Jammu express, Umran Malik, a 22-years-old pace sensation, has impressed everyone with his pace in IPL season 2022. Umran Malik has blown everyone with his incredible bowling speed which was 157 km/hr during the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad against Delhi capitals in IPL season 2022. It was a debut season for the youngster, Umran Malik. He played 17 matches and picked 24 wickets which impressed the Indian selectors and former Indian cricketers. Looking at his performance he even got his Maiden call for the Indian team on the India tour of Ireland.
Unfortunately, the youngster Umran Malik didn’t have a great debut as in his first T-20I match against Ireland he bowled 1 over and leaked 14 runs by not getting any wicket. In the second T-20i match against Ireland, he bowled 4 overs by leaking 42 runs and managed to get one wicket in his spell. Former cricketer’s supported him by saying it was his debut series and still he has a lot more time to prove himself.
On Wednesday, in a press conference the present Indian captain, Rohit Sharma spoke about Umran Malik. He said Umran Malik is definitely an “exciting prospect” for the Indian team. He added, “He is very much in our plans, it is just trying to give him that understanding as to what the team requires from him as well. Yes, there will be times where we want to try out a few guys and Umran is definitely one of those guys, keeping one eye on the World Cup, we want to see what he has to offer for us. He is definitely an exciting prospect, there is no doubt about it. We all saw during the IPL, that he can bowl fast. It is about giving him that role, whether we want to give him the new ball or we want to use him at the backend, when you play for franchises, the role is different as compared to when you play for the national team. It is just about understanding how you can fit in those individuals and give them clarity.”
The Indian captain Rohit Sharma missed the last test match between India against England due to testing positive for COVID-19 but he has now recovered and hence would be leading the side in the first T20I of the three-match series on Thursday in Southampton.