India will take on Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I of the three-match series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday, January 7. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt feels that Umran Malik is in a good rhythm and his action is good, but he lacks experience.
Young pace sensation Umran Malik impressed with his bowling and troubled the opposition batsmen with his sheer pace in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. The right-arm pacer picked up two wickets for 27 runs in his four-over quota. Malik was a bit more expensive in the second T20I, where he took three wickets, conceding 48 runs.
Umran Malik Was In Good Rhythm, His Action Is Neat – Salman Butt
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt feels that Umran Malik lacks experience, but says that he will get better with experience. Butt said the Jammu and Kashmir bowler is predictable and needs to improve his variations if he is to succeed in international cricket.
“You get better with experience. He conceded so many runs because he lacked experience. He was in good rhythm, his action is neat. His pace was right up there. The problem was that the batter was experienced, more intelligent, and he used Umran’s pace very well. Umran was very predictable, neither did he bowl yorkers nor the slower ones,” Salman Butt said.
“He saw that the batsman was making room for himself, he could have bowled the yorkers outside the off-stump. He didn’t do that too. So, experience matters. And you won’t get experience while sitting outside. You have to let him play. Because he will take wickets and win you the matches from crunch situations,” he added.