During the IPL 2022, Umran Malik was in excellent form with SunRisers Hyderabad, taking 22 wickets in 14 matches.
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt believes India’s Umran Malik should have made his T20I debut against South Africa in the first match. Umran Malik was in excellent form for SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022, taking 22 wickets in 14 games. He was also voted the season’s most promising player, earning him his first India call-up for the present five-match T20I series against the Proteas. Butt believes the management might have rested veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and instead used Umran, giving the kid much-needed experience.
Salman Butt said about Umran Malik
“I believe they should cast him because it will provide him with exposure. But I’m not sure why he’s being held back. But Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a seasoned bowler who has excelled for the Indian national squad. And there is no dispute about his abilities. might have been rested like the rest of the team “Butt stated in a video on his YouTube channel.
However, unlike other bowlers, Umran Malik provides extra pace, making him a useful asset.
You lost the match, but you could have chosen a young bowler who stands out from the crowd and bowls at a fast tempo. Umran Malik could’ve given the batters a pleasant surprise. The Indian bowlers were whacked for six every time they missed their length. This is where a little more speed may have made a difference “He went on to say.
After chasing down a 212-run mark, South Africa won the first T20I.
India scored 211 for four in 20 overs after being called in to bat.