Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)
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Team India think tank will ruminate the options for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later in the October-November period.

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid and the national selectors will surely have their eyes on the ongoing IPL 2022 to chalk out their roadmap for the next six months.

After India’s T20 World Cup exit in the group stage in UAE, the resilience under Rohit Sharma has been well with a whitewash against New Zealand, West Indies, and Sri Lanka on home soil.

Indian Cricket Team
Indian Cricket Team. Image Credits: BCCI

However, India must not be complacent and prepare for their tough opponents like South Africa and England. India will play South Africa in the five-match T20I series in June.

This would be their first bilateral series after the conclusion of IPL 2022. The team management is likely to rope in a bunch of youngsters, who have created hype in the cash-rich league tournament.

If these youngsters can pass the test of their character strengths in the Indian colors then they might just add pressure on the selectors with additional options for the T20 World Cup squad.

Let us look at five Indian players who can make it to the South Africa T20I squad for next month.

IND vs SA: 5 Young Indian Players Who Might Be Picked In India Squad vs South Africa

1) Umran Malik

Malik has been consistent with his searing pace and that creates a terror in the batter’s mind. Bowling at the speed of 150kph has been a routine for the Jammu & Kashmir pace sensation.

In SRH’s clash against Gujarat Titans, the 22-year-old claimed his maiden fifer in T20 cricket with figures of 5/25.

Malik has claimed 15 wickets in nine matches of IPL 2022 so far at an average of 19.13 and an economy rate of 8.44. Malik is SRH’s second most wicket-taker behind left-arm pacer T Natarajan – 17 wickets in nine matches.

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

Malik became the fourth bowler to bowl a maiden in the 20th over of an innings. He joined Lasith Malinga, Irfan Pathan, and Jaydev Unadkat to achieve the milestone.

Reports have suggested that the Indian selectors have kept their eyes on the Indian youngster and it is likely for him to get roped in for South Africa T20I series in June.

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