Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

There has been much debate going on as to who will make it to India’s squad for the T20 World Cup. The selection committee led by former India pacer Chetan Sharma is slated to meet on Monday afternoon to finalise the 15 for the world event in Australia. The ICC T20 World Cup is set to take place from October 16 to November 13 this year.

The selection committee is also set to announce the Indian squads for the home series against Australia and South Africa, which are likely to be similar to the one selected for the T20 World Cup barring some cases of workload management. Ahead of the much-anticipated announcement, former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh shared his thoughts on the cricketer who can be the ‘trump card’ for Team India in Australia.

Harbhajan Singh reveals why Umran Malik can be an apt choice for the Indian selectors

Harbhajan Singh said young pacer Umran Malik can be a deciding factor on the bouncy pitches in Australia. “Who all wants to see today Mr 150 Umran malik in the World Cup team for India?? Can be our trump card on those bouncy pitches in Australia… Any thoughts?” Harbhajan tweeted on Monday.

 

Umran Malik faces tough contention to break into the Indian squad for the marquee tournament

Umran Malik was Sunrisers Hyderabad’s highest wicket-taker in IPL 2022. Following his impressive display, the 22-year-old was fast-tracked into the Indian T20I side for the home series against South Africa and then the Ireland and England tour.

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He played two T20Is against Ireland and one against England and in all of those he conceded more than 10 runs an over in his full quota. The extra pace proved to be his bane against top-quality batting.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)

The right-arm pacer from Jammu was ignored for the West Indies tour and the recently-concluded Asia Cup. However, as far as India’s pace attack is concerned a fit-again Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh appear to be certain. There is a chance that Mohammed Shami too can get a look in.