New Delhi, Online Desk. Umran Malik, who won the Emerging Player of the Year title with 24 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022. Was selected in Team India for the five-match T20 series against South Africa. However, he was not included in the playing XI for the first T20 match against the Proteas. However, former South African fast bowler Dale Steyn had supported him for his inclusion in the Indian team. The T20 World Cup 2022 is to be played in Australia this year. And if Umran wants to be included in the team for this event, then he needs to perform well.
Regarding Umran Malik, former head coach of Team India Ravi Shastri said that this fast bowler is not ready for the big break yet. He said that no, not in T20 now, prepare him now. Take him with Team India and if possible give him a chance to play in ODI cricket or Test cricket. Get him in the red ball team and see how it goes. Only when he is completely ready, give him a place in the World Cup team. Ravi Shastri said these things on Cricinfo.
Rahul Dravid praised Umran Malik
At the same time, Daniel Vettori also said about Umran Malik that he should be around the Indian team to learn now. Vettori said that I feel that he should be around the Indian team all the time even if he is not in the team. They need to be managed and their time will come. Let us tell you that the current head coach of Team India, Rahul Dravid had praised Umran Malik. And said that he is very young and is improving himself while learning with speed. We are very happy to have a bowler like him in our squad.