After impressing everyone with his pace, Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik has now been picked as Team India’s net bowler for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Malik recently played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and also recorded the fastest delivery of the season.
“Yes, he will be with the team as a net bowler. He was impressive in the IPL and we think it would be a good idea for the batsmen to face him in the nets. It would be a good performance for him as well. Quality like Kohli and Rohit Bowl to the batsmen.” A source told ANI.
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East, speed sensation malik He had said that it was natural for him to bowl fast and from the very beginning he has bowled fast to break the concentration of the batsmen.
SRH pacer Umran Malik bowled at 153 kmph to bowl the fastest delivery of IPL 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. Malik achieved this feat in the fourth ball of the ninth over against Devdutt Padikkal. The RCB batsman got an outside edge and scored a run off the fastest ball of IPL 2021.
“From the beginning I used to bowl fast. Even when I used to play cricket with the Cosco ball, I used to bowl fast. We used to play one-over matches and I used to bowl fast yorkers. In 2018, the U-19 trials came and I was bowling, the selectors saw me. I was bowling with jogger shoes, then my friend gave me spike shoes and I came again in the U-19 team. Then I played U-23 cricket.” Malik told teammate Bhuvneshwar Kumar in a video posted on iplt20.com.
“In 2018, I was practicing regularly. After Under-23, I played Vijay Hazare and Ranji Trophy. I thank the SRH franchise for giving me a chance. Irfan Pathan came and told me where I was. I can improve. I was scared at first. When I had to bowl to Warner and Williamson in the nets. I prayed to God to bowl only good deliveries. I kept learning and that has helped me.” she added.