Daniel Vettori and Chris Lynn (Image Credits: Twitter)
Daniel Vettori and Chris Lynn (Image Credits: Twitter)

Last Update on: April 28th, 2022 at 12:03 pm

Umran Malik is a pace bowling “jewel” who is making “nervousness” in a wide range of batters and is currently prepared to play for India. That is the consolidated perspective of Daniel Vettori and Chris Lynn, ESPNcricinfo specialists, who concur that Malik’s singing speed can have an effect even at the worldwide level and he ought to be optimized into India’s crew for the T20 World Cup not long from now.

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As indicated by Lynn, the fun and pacy nature of contributes Australia, where the T20 World Cup will be held for the current year, would suit Malik. The Jammu and Kashmir seamer appeared for Sunrisers Hyderabad towards the finish of IPL 2021 and right away shook batters and dazzled Indian selectors, who added him as a net bowler for the 2021 T20 World Cup which was held in the UAE.

SRH's Umran Malik- Photo- BCCI
SRH’s Umran Malik- Photo- BCCI

Chris Lynn Feels Umran Malik Is Now Ready To Be Part Of The Squad

“From the outside looking in, definitely,” Lynn said on T20 Time Out after Malik’s first five-for destroyed Gujarat Titans’ batting, before Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan made their own sorcery to shock Sunrisers at the Wankhede.

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

“I will factor the wickets are bouncy here in Australia and you need I suppose that youth and just that guys haven’t played against it. You keep going back to whom you drop because it is such a formidable [bowling] line-up but would love to see this guy in the World Cup. He’s going to take the world by the storm if he does get a chance at the international level. It is lucky that I am not a selector for India.”

Malik’s figures of 5 for 25 are the second-best by an uncapped Indian seamer in the IPL. As indicated by ESPNcricinfo’s Smart Stats, his five wickets were worth right around eight, and his bowling effect of 166.64 is the most ever for a bowler in an IPL match.

Umran Malik Brings The X-Factor: Daniel Vettori

Crude speed remains Malik’s weapon as he reliably conveys 145 or more kph speeds, including crossing the 150-hindrance as often as possible. Such high speed, Vettori called attention to, is intriguing and makes each ball an occasion.

Umran Malik. Photo- IPL
Umran Malik. Photo- IPL

“That pace generates anxiety among batters and not just tailenders, it’s all batters,” Vettori said. “We don’t often see bowlers get around the 153-154 mark. That’s exceptional pace, that’s a rarity that we haven’t seen I suppose consistently since the likes of [Brett] Lee, Shoaib Akhtar or Shaun Tait. So to see that is a huge part of the game now. You can see the excitement factor, brings a bit of X-factor.”

In the early matches of this IPL, Malik was used during the powerplay where he blundered in the lengths and went for runs. Sunrisers changed their methodology rapidly and began using Malik exclusively in the center overs (7-16) where the batting side is beginning to shift the equilibrium. However, Sunrisers have not requested Malik to think twice about his speed.

Umran Malik Is A Quick Learner: Chris Lynn

With the assistance of Sunrisers’ skipper Kane Williamson, who has set savvy fields including having two fielders practically straight behind the wicket-keeper to pocket top edges, Malik has consistently become more exact. On Wednesday, he showed his bowling smarts against the Gujarat Titans.

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

A smarter and more accurate Malik, Lynn said, would be a dangerous proposition for batters. “The fact that he’s learning quickly as well is probably (what) impressed me more than anything. He has always got that raw pace, but it is all about that cricket IQ now which is developing every game and he is very, very impressive.”

BCCI Needs To Take Care Of Umran Malik: Daniel Vettori

As indicated by Vettori, for the Indian team management, as well as the national selectors, the need might arise to rapidly oversee Malik to defend his exceptional ability.

Umran Malik
Umran Malik. Image: IPL/BCCI

“Potentially. It might be the best thing for him coming under the umbrella of the BCCI or the NCA, and they can manage his workloads because there is a temptation for a player of his pace to keep bowling. I am reflecting on my conversation with Shane Bond and the fact that he thought the more you bowled, the slower you got.

“In the subcontinent, you are used as a net bowler, you are going on tours and things like that. So the workload could get a bit much. This is a gem here and it’s just how it’s looked after in the next couple of years for Indian cricket and how to get the best out of him.”

Umran has now taken 15 wickets in IPL 2022, putting him in second place on the list of most wicket-takers.

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