In the 2022 Indian Premier League, Umran Malik was the story of the season. He may have given up more than 50 runs in his most recent encounter and almost another 50 in the one before that, but his sheer speed has pushed analysts and fans to look beyond how many runs he has given up in the IPL.

While Umran has been costly in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s previous two games, the 22-year-old has also shown that he can be a cost-effective wicket-taker. It’s easy to forget that he was never mentioned as a player who may be considered for the Indian squad, but he’s now one of SRH’s top bowlers and is being discussed as a possible partner for Jasprit Bumrah in the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia later this year.

“He is my personal favourite. I’d want to see him play for India. He’s quite the bowler. Name a pacer who does not represent his nation and bowls at above 150 mph. So I believe this is a fantastic idea. Because of where he came from and what he is achieving in the IPL, he will motivate many young people to take up this sport. He’s been extraordinary. I’m not sure whether he’ll be chosen, but if I were on the selection committee, I would have given him the green light. When India visits Australia, Umran Malik should bat with Jasprit Bumrah “On the sidelines of a Dream Set Go event, Harbhajan informed the media.

In SRH’s previous encounter, Umran recorded 157kph, and Harbhajan tipped him to break the 160kph barrier in Australia. “Umran will bowl 160 there if you take him. He’ll smash someone’s head even if they give him a flat wicket there “Harbhajan said.