Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fast bowler Umran Malik is once again in the limelight due to his speed in IPL 2022. Young Indian fast bowler Malik took two wickets for 27 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday. Malik’s speed also made the neighboring country Pakistan crazy.
Former Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif has praised the speed of Umran Malik. The former Pakistani batsman believes that such bowlers should be given a chance on the bouncy pitches of Australia. The ball that Malik dismissed KKR captain Shreyas Iyer, he bowled at a speed of 148.8 kilometers per hour, on which Iyer was defeated. He also made Andre Russell his victim with his speed.
Rashid Latif said on his YouTube channel, ‘After IPL, the Indian team will start preparing for international matches. We have to play the Asia Cup and then the T20 World Cup. Umran Malik should definitely get a chance in one of these tournaments. On the bouncy pitches of Australia, he can prove to be dangerous for the Asian batsmen. Umran can do well against Sri Lanka, Pakistan or Afghanistan whoever the Indian team plays. Maybe the Australian batsmen can play him properly.
The former Pakistan wicket-keeper further said that batsmen these days are not used to playing bowlers with a speed of more than 150 kmph and this benefits Malik. The former wicket-keeper batsman said, ‘Malik can be a very useful bowler as batsmen these days are not used to playing fast bowlers of such speed. The speed of many bowlers has reduced a lot now. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Shaheen Afridi swing the ball very well but Umran Malik bowls at a speed of 145.