Umran Malik
Umran Malik. Image-IPL

The 22-year-old speedster Umran Malik has overwhelmed the IPL with his staggering speed, and holds the record for the quickest ball bowled in the league (157 kph). Malik additionally took his very first five-wicket haul in the league this season, and his reliable displays in the season have led to requires his India call-up.

Many fans and former cricketers have believed that Umran ought to be discussed for India’s 20 overs squad, and ought to likewise be considered for the T20 World Cup, planned to happen in Australia not long from now.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)

Umran Malik Is Not Ready To Play For India: Aakash Chopra

During a conversation on ESPNCricinfo, former India batter Aakash Chopra believed that Umran is “not yet prepared” to play for India; his assertion met with conflict from former West Indies’ pacer Ian Bishop

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Umran Malik is not yet ready to play for India. Of course, we are very excited to see him play. As Indians, this is what excites us the most. I think the kid is still raw, still learning the ropes. There will be time he plays for India, but he is not ready based on the last couple of games,” Aakash said.

Bishop, on the other hand, demanded that Umran ought to be in the Indian team regardless of whether he gets games, adding that hobnobbing with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami would be an opportunity for growth for the young pacer.

Umran Malik Is Unique: Ian Bishop

“The guy bowled at 157. He has something that I think no one else in the world has, I can’t think of anyone in the world who has it. I think if he gets into the squad, he may not have to play immediately.

Among Bumrah, Shami, one or two others, (being alongside them) would be important for his learning even more than, say, going on a few ‘A’ tours. He, sure enough, is learning in this IPL,” said Bishop.

Ian Bishop (Image Credits: Twitter)
Ian Bishop (Image Credits: Twitter)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been on a four-match series of defeats in the 2022 Indian Premier League however stay in the contest for a playoffs spot.

The SRH started with two progressive defeats, yet proceeded to dominate five sequential matches prior to losing form. With 3 games staying for the side, Kane Williamson and his men will hope to recapture their lost touch.

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