Ex-SRH player says Umran Malik deserves to be fast-tracked into Indian team


After creating headlines in the latest season of the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad speedster Umran Malik is being tipped for a spot in the Indian side. With his capacity to consistently exceed 150 kph, the tearaway fast has kept the speed gun busy. The 22-year-old spinner has 21 wickets to his credit, with top figures of 5/25, and is the tournament’s fourth-highest wicket-taker.


Umran, who was signed by Hyderabad as a Covid replacement for T Natarajan last season, has progressed through the ranks to become an important component of his IPL team’s bowling attack. He has also bowled the fastest ball of the season so yet, at 154 kph (95.6 mph).


Former cricketers and commentators have encouraged the speed demon to reach new heights in international cricket. Parvez Rasool, an Indian cricketer, has praised Umran, stating he has the capacity to shatter former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest delivery record. Umran, according to Rasool, needs to be fast-tracked into the Indian squad in all forms.


“The way Umran is bowling in the IPL, I think he will break Akhtar’s fastest delivery’s record very soon. Umran is an amazing talent. He is performing well in the IPL and it’s a great sign for Indian cricket that these kinds of talents are coming and doing well,” Rasool said on News24 Sports.


“I think he played very few games of junior cricket in Under-17 or Under-19. After that, he played Ranji. He has so much talent that everybody is talking about him. In the IPL he is doing well and I think he is the future for Indian cricket,” Rasool further said.