There has been a lot of talk going around the Jammu and Kashmir pace-bowling sensation, Umran Malik. With every passing day, he seems more menacing than ever and IPL has turned into a breeding ground for him, especially considering the brutal raw pace that he brings to the fold.
Even though cracking into the Indian bowling lineup isn’t easy as it comprises high-profile fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. With Harshal Patel already on the sidelines, Umran will need some fortune and consistent good bowling to be even considered as a probable for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
This is what the journalist had to say about Umran Malik
Popular Pakistan journalist, Mazher Arshad, however, had reasons to believe that India may accommodate the youngster in the upcoming Asia Cup which may act as the perfect prelude to the biennial T20 extravaganza scheduled to be played later this year.
The famous journalist was heard quoting, “Pakistan batters must be keeping an eye on Umran Malik’s bowling. They could face him on October 23 in Melbourne and, before that, in the Asia Cup.”
Pakistan batters must be keeping an eye on Umran Malik's bowling. They could face him on October 23 in Melbourne and, before that, in the Asia Cup. #IPL2022
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) April 27, 2022Advertisement
The youngster has seemingly improved his variations and channeled his pace in the right direction under the tutelage of Dale Steyn, one of the most devastating fast bowlers that the world had ever seen. He is kissing the deck hard and attacking the stumps.
Given his raw explosion of pace, batters are finding it extremely challenging to bring their bat down in time. Given the relentless speeds of 145 plus clicks which occasionally is crossing 152 kays too has forced the batters to keep their bat down and try and play him out.
This is exactly what makes him so dangerous. However, being a fast bowler with such lethal speeds also has its downsides. Pace bowling needs the utmost fitness and in order to continue the threat that Umran poses, it is very important that he keeps himself in a piece. He is young and has an extremely bright future if he can avert injuries.