Young Umran Malik grabbed headlines with his raw pace in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. He appeared in all league-stage games for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) this season and finished as the fourth-highest wicket-taker – the winner of the tournament with 22 scalps. Her success in the league made her a young woman India Call-up for the ongoing T20 series against South Africa. However, the right arm-quick is yet to make his international debut.
Many experts have praised Umran after an impressive IPL weather. However, former India captain and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev believes that the youngster needs to spend at least 2-3 more years at the highest level.
Speaking with ABP Uncut on YouTube, Kapil lauded Umran’s pace but underlined how he needed to work on his economy rate.
“I am very happy with his selection. But it is too early… You have to give him at least two-three years at this level. We admire a player a lot, then he disappears after 1 year … but there is no dearth of talent. I want Umran to keep himself in a good environment and keep working hard at the same pace. Seeing his ability, I don’t think he is lacking in anything. There is a need to develop great mindset, and also need to consult good bowlers and watch footage of their bowling,” Kapil Dev said.
He said, ‘He bowls fast and also takes wickets. We have seen players who can bowl fast but cannot take wickets. This guy has done both. Maybe that’s why he got the call-up so early. IPL has opened the doors of the national team for many players. But we have to give them two-three years at the international level.
“If you are bowling over 150, an economy of nine is not a good thing. It should be around 6 to 7. He (Umran) has to improve on it… try yorkers and understand the mindset of the batsman. But all these things develop over time. He will be better because he bowls against quality batsmen and hopefully his economy comes down.”
1. beforescheduled tribe In the T20I against South Africa, stand-in captain Rishabh Pant had also indicated that the pacer might have to wait for his chance to play for India.
“He is an amazing prospect for us. But with time, he will learn how to control his aggression, his line or length. He has bowled well in the IPL, but I think going forward we will see him in flying colors. I will see. But I think it is going to take time, as long as we are thinking as a team, we will try to give early chances to those who have come first,” Pant told a press conference on Wednesday. said during