Kevin Pietersen on Umran Malik: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has become a fan of Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik’s speed. He wants the Indian selectors to include Umran Malik in the Test team soon. 22-year-old Umran Malik is continuously bowling at a speed of 150 km / h in this IPL. In the last match, he bowled the fastest ball in IPL history. This ball had a speed of 157 km / h.
Pietersen has clearly said in one of his articles that Umran Malik should be included in the Indian team for the Test match against England at Old Trafford. Pietersen said that the England batsmen will definitely find it difficult to play the fiery balls of Umran Malik.
Pietersen writes, ‘At present there are many Indian young fast bowlers in the IPL. Among the foreign bowlers, only Lockie Ferguson and Alzarri Joseph are giving competition to their pace. Karthik Tyagi, Mohsin Khan both have a lot of pace but the one bowler who excites the most is Umran Malik. He bowled the ball against Delhi at a speed of 157 km/h. It’s really amazing speed.
Pietersen further writes, ‘You can use them the way Australia used Mitchell Johnson. He can be given short spells of three to four overs, so that his pace remains. Had I been an Indian selector, I would have marked him for the Test match in England in July. Currently, England batsmen are facing 70 mph balls in county cricket. In such a situation, he will suddenly not be able to play Malik’s balls at a speed of 90 to 95 mph.
Umran Malik has so far taken 15 wickets in 10 matches for Sunrisers this season. He is bowling with a bowling average of 22.60 and a bowling economy of 8.92.
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