With few days left to go before the start of the T20 World Cup, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s young speed sensation Umran Malik has been chosen as Team India’s net bowler for the ICC’s marquee tournament.
Hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, Umran Malik impressed fans and cricket experts with his lethal pace in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday were defeated by the Mumbai Indians and following that some players started heading back to their respective team camp, while many prepared to return to their homes.
However, Malik has been asked to be in the UAE as he has been selected as Team India’s net bowler.
“Yes, he will be staying back with the team as net bowler. He was impressive in the IPL and we feel it will be a good idea to have the batsmen face him at the nets. It will also be a good exposure for him to bowl to the quality batsmen like Kohli and Rohit,” according to a BCCI source.
Umran Malik clocked 153 kph to bowl the fastest delivery of IPL 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday.
Malik achieved this feat in the fourth delivery of the ninth over against Devdutt Padikkal.
The RCB batter, however, got the outside edge and scored a run on the fastest delivery of IPL 2021.
Even though the delivery did not earn him a wicket, Malik ended up breaking the Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Lockie Ferguson’s 152.75 km record in the ongoing IPL 2021.