Umran Malik: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fast bowler Umran Malik is constantly making headlines due to his speed. The 21-year-old bowler has so far taken 15 wickets in 10 matches. But the speed of Umran Malik has given him a different identity. Malik bowled a 157 kilometer per hour speed ball against Delhi Capitals (DC). This is the fastest ball of the season. Apart from this, this bowler took 5 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs against Gujarat Titans (GT). At the same time, against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), took 4 wickets for 28 runs. Now former England captain Kevin Pietersen has given a big statement on Umran Malik.
‘Ball straight, target the wicket’
Kevin Pietersen said that Umran Malik is a great fast bowler. More than 90 percent of Malik’s balls are of 142-145 kmph speed. Also Pietersen advised Malik to keep things simple. He said to throw the ball straight, target the wicket. Also he said that pay attention to its bouncer and speed change. Pietersen said that Umran Malik will also have to learn to bowl according to the field. Let us inform that earlier, former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has also advocated for the inclusion of Umran Malik in the Indian team. He had said that Umran Malik should take charge of bowling along with Jasprit Bumrah in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
At the same time, former veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn, working with Malik in the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team, also said that Umran Malik is ready for Team India. Kevin Pietersen said that it will be interesting to see how India uses Umran Malik. If a bowler consistently throws the ball at a speed of 150 km per hour, then all the international teams would like to take such a bowler in their team. But how you use such a bowler will be very important. He further said that Umran Malik is still young, and throws the ball at good speed. In such a situation, it will be challenging to avoid injury.
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