New Delhi. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s stormy bowler Umran Malik is in the headlines due to his fast bowling. The cricket legends are surprised to see the speed with which he bowls. In this season, he played an important role in winning many matches for Hyderabad. Umran is considered to be the star bowler of the future. In IPL 2022, he has bowled at a speed of 157 kmph. Former captain Mohammad Azharuddin is very impressed with his fast bowling. He has advised Umran not to compromise on speed. But the former captain believes that Umran needs to think about his body.
Talking to CricTracker, Mohammad Azharuddin said, ‘The cricket fraternity and fans want Umran Malik to bowl at a speed of more than 160 kmph. But they need to think about their body. According to Azhar, ‘Bowling at such a fast pace is not easy. If you are bowling consistently at this speed, then the batsmen will get used to your pace. As seen in his performance. Because he has given a lot of runs. You can’t always bowl fast. You need to bowl accurately.
Umran has taken 21 wickets
In IPL 2022, Umran Malik has taken 21 wickets in 13 matches so far. He is the fourth highest wicket taker in this season. Umran Malik’s best performance in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League was the dismissal of 5 wickets for 25 runs. Apart from this, he has also taken 4 wickets once in the match. Sunrisers Hyderabad still have one more match to play. Due to which the number of wickets of Umran can increase. However, due to lack of experience, Umran proved to be very expensive during this period.
Difficult road to playoffs
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s path to reach the playoffs is not easy. Even if Kane Williamson’s team wins the last match, then only a miracle can take them to the last four. Hyderabad team is far behind the rest of the teams in terms of net run rate. Sunrisers have played 13 matches under Williamson’s leadership in which they have won 6 and lost 7. With 12 points, the team is at 8th place in the points table.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 18, 2022, 13:06 IST