Dilip Vengsarkar Backs Umran Malik To Be In Indian Team For T20 World Cup In Australia. Umran Malik is currently a part of the Indian squad for the two T20s against Ireland. He was also picked up for T20 series against South Africa and is yet to play a game for India.
Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar feels Umran Malik should join team India for this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Umran is currently part of the Indian squad for the two T20s against Ireland from June 26.
“I hope so because he (Umran) is a very exciting talent. He did well in the IPL and he deserves a chance as he looked the best bowler in the format. I hope he is on the plane and I am sure he will do well if given an opportunity,”Vengsarkar told reporters on Saturday.
“He (Umran) is young and raring to go. You must give an opportunity to someone who is in form. He is young, keen to play and hungry for success”He added
Binny on Umran Malik
“There is definitely going to be a bigger bunch of fast bowlers coming through now. And he (Umran) should be given a chance straight away because he has proved that he is quick and if you saw him bowl some of the yorkers in the IPL that was brute force,”Binny said
“Well, I am not surprised that somebody, who is coming to the scene (and bowling over 150 kmph), because we have a lot of people (bowling) around the 140-142 area for the last six-seven years and especially in the IPL. I am not surprised (by the sheer pace of Umran),”added Binny.
Umran had collected 22 wickets in 14 games for Sunrisers Hyderabad at IPL 2022, but it is his ability to consistently bowl at 95 miles per hour that has caught everyone’s attention. Subsequently, he was rewarded for his consistency by earning his first national cap for the T20 series against South Africa, but did not get a game.