Umran Malik is currently one of the most exciting speed bowling prospects in India as he has a knack for consistently bowling in the 150 km/h range. The SunRisers Hyderabad guard threw the fastest ball of the season after going 157 km/h against the Delhi Capitals. India now has plenty of fast bowlers who can bowl with good pace and the biggest question on everyone’s mind right now is whether Umran would win a national team call-up.
“Umran Malik has pace, but personally if you take my opinion, I’m not a big fan of pace. If you play 140 but can move the ball both ways, that’s enough to not any hitter. He has the pace, but I think he will take a little longer to mature because along with the pace bowlers also have to work on accuracy,” Shami said during an interaction with some media on Friday. .
Asked about the increase in the number of young fast bowlers in the country, Shami said: “Obviously it’s a good sign for any country when you see young people bowling with good pace and a good swing. When you see you have talent, you have rhythm. , clarity comes to your mind and you know what is best for your team. In the end, it all comes down to experience , so it’s important to give games to the youngsters and it’s important to keep the youngsters with the seniors, it’s important to give these youngsters enough playing time.
“This year many fast bowlers have come to the fore in the IPL. It is good to see that the future of our country is well looked after. Mohsin Khan trained with me, he is young and strong. will just need to focus more, you need to work on both the physical and the mental aspects. I just hope all these youngsters are doing well in the future.
Umran already has a five wicket run this season and he had come against Gujarat Titans and his current wicket tally is 15. But in the last three games the pacer was deemed insufficient and couldn’t take a single window. The fast bowler from Jammu may have hit the 150km/h mark consistently but he has been bleeding in recent matches.
Earlier this week, Shami’s Gujarat Titans became the first team this season to qualify for the playoffs and Shami is happy with how his franchise has been playing this season.
“We created good team cohesion; you saw we gave a full team performance in every game. Everyone clicked together; the package was good for us. As a team, we We played well in the tournament,” Shami said.
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