Umran Malik of the Sunrisers Hyderabad has turned attention with his blistering speed in the IPL 2022. The 21-year-old fast has 15 wickets in 10 games, but it is his pace that has made him a household name in the latest season of the Indian Premier League. Umran has revved up his game in his second IPL season, bowling the fastest delivery of the season against Delhi Capitals, hitting 157kmph. He had a five-wicket haul, taking 5/25 against Gujarat Titans and 4/28 against Kolkata Knight Riders, including three wickets in the penultimate over.

The demand for Umran’s participation in the Indian squad grows with each outing. Umran should be fast-tracked into the Indian side, according to former England captain Kevin Pietersen and others, with Harbhajan Singh even suggesting that the SRH quick could join Jasprit Bumrah with the new ball at the T20 World Cup. Another renowned bowler, former South African Dale Steyn, has joined the bandwagon and believes Umran is ready to play international cricket for India.

“He’s a complete fast bowler. Over 90% of his deliveries are between 142 and 145 kph, indicating that he is always striving for speed. This causes hitters to reconsider how they approach him and where they score against him… He has grabbed several wickets because of this. The message is to keep things easy for him. Simply keep straight, seek to attack the stumps, utilize the bouncer, change speed smartly, and bowl to your field “The Week spoke with Steyn.