Umran Malik would have played international cricket if he was in Pakistan: Kamran Akmal

Umran Malik has taken 15 wickets in 11 games for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season

vision mobile

Guru Sai
Reporter

posted -

updated -

The Indian Premier League has often served as a perfect platform for the youngsters to express themselves on the field. The captains, coaches bring the best out of the young players so much so that they deliver the end results.
Umran Malik has accounted for 15 dismissals in 11 games for SRH.Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad's fast bowler, Umran Malik is one bright prospect who has indeed impressed everyone with his searing pace. In fact, speed comes quite naturally to him, which makes him a real threat to the opposition teams.
Many experts even predicted that the youngster would go on represent the Indian national cricket team in the future. The right-arm pacer is known for his ability to bowl at 145 to 150 kmph on a regular basis.
This is what makes him one of the intimidating bowlers. He has taken crucial wickets for SRH in the ongoing season. The uncapped Indian bowler has featured in 11 games for the franchise where he has taken 15 wickets to his name. He is also SRH's second-highest wicket-taker this season.

Kamran Akmal has his say on Umran Malik 

Meanwhile, former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter, Kamran Malik is of the opinion that Umran Malik would have played international cricket if he was in Pakistan. The uncapped Indian pacer must have impressed the Indian selectors with his performance this season.
He might be getting an opportunity to feature in the upcoming T20I series against South Africa. “If he was in Pakistan, maybe he would have played international cricket. His economy is high, but he is a strike bowler since he is getting wickets.
After every match, his speed chart comes where he clocks around 155 km/h and it’s not going down. It’s a good competition in the Indian team,” former cricketer Akmal was quoted as saying to Paktv.tv.
At the same time, he also remarked that the Indian selectors will indeed have a tough time to make selections this time around. It will be quite interesting to see how the selectors will go with the pace department for the T20 World Cup 2022.
“Earlier, Indian cricket lacked quality fast bowlers, but now they have a plethora of pacers like Navdeep Saini, (Mohammed) Siraj, (Mohammed) Shami, and (Jasprit) Bumrah. Even Umesh Yadav is bowling beautifully. With 10-12 pacers in the ranks, it’s becoming tough for Indian selectors to make selections,” he added.