New Delhi. So far in IPL 2022, any one uncapped bowler has made the most impression, then it is Umran Malik of Sunrisers Hyderabad. 22-year-old Umran bowled brilliantly in this season of IPL. He has so far taken 9 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 22. Umran has troubled the big batsmen a lot with his fast bowling in IPL 2022. Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar is also very impressed with Umran and he gave an important advice to this bowler, if Umran adopts him then he can become a more dangerous bowler in future.
Sunil Gavaskar said in Star Sports show ‘Cricket Live’, “Umran Malik has been very impressive with his pace, but more than the pace, his accuracy has impressed me more. A lot of bowlers, who bowl at that pace, are unable to maintain the line-length. But Umran bowls very short wides even while bowling at a speed of more than 150 kmph.
Gavaskar gave great advice to Umran
Gavaskar further said that if Umran can control the wide towards the leg side, then he will become a more dangerous bowler. Because it will simply mean that he will be bowling on the stumps all the time and with the kind of pace he has, it will not be easy to hit his balls. If he bowls wicket-to-wicket, he is going to be an unstoppable bowler to a large extent.
Umran took 4 wickets against Punjab
Umran is consistently bowling at a speed of 150 kmph in IPL 2022. He is the second fastest bowler to bowl at 153.3 kmph this season after Gujarat Titans’ Lockie Ferguson (153.9 kmph). He recently took 4 wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs in the match against Punjab Kings. In this match, he had bowled the last ie 20th over of Punjab’s innings, and out of 6 balls of this over, he took three wickets. While Punjab batsman Arshdeep Singh was run out on the last ball of his over.
4th bowler to bowl 20th over maiden in IPL
With this, Umran became the fourth bowler in IPL history to bowl the 20th over maiden and only the third time in a T20 match when the last four batsmen (7 to 10) were dismissed without adding 1 run. Due to this performance of Umran, Sunrisers Hyderabad was able to register its fourth consecutive win in this season.