Former India head coach Ravi Shastri reckons that rising speedster Umran Malik shouldn’t be included within the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup, which shall be performed in October-November later this yr. Giving additional clarification on the identical, Shastri stated that it’s too early to provide Umran a giant breakthrough in his profession and stated that the teen must be groomed to be able to be within the scheme of issues.
The Jammu & Kashmir pacer, who impressed every body together with his lightning pace and accuracy with the ball in IPL 2022, was rewarded with a nationwide call-up for the continued residence T20I collection towards South Africa. Nonetheless, he was not included within the enjoying XI for the opening recreation in Delhi on Thursday (June 9), the place the Males in Blue went down by seven wickets.
Groom Umran Malik, take him together with your crew: Ravi Shastri
“No, not T20 as but. Groom him. Take him together with your crew. If something, let him begin enjoying white-ball cricket, that’s 50-over cricket, possibly even red-ball cricket. Groom him there with the crimson ball crew after which see the way it goes,” stated Ravi Shastri whereas talking to ESPNcricinfo.
Umran Malik, who was one of many necessary retentions of Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2022, clocked effectively in extra of 150 kmph at common intervals and went on to complete with 22 wickets from 14 matches. Extra importantly, he additionally went on to register three and four-wicket hauls in addition to a fifer.
In the meantime, India confronted a bitter defeat within the first recreation. Defending a mammoth whole of 211 on the Arun Jaitley Stadium, the Indian bowlers succeeded in accounting for the South African high order however have been then taken to the cleaners by the strong middle-order duo of David Miller (64*) and Rassie van der Dussen (75*).
The loss thus ended India’s streak of 12 straight T20I victories beginning in final November. In the meantime, it now stays to be seen whether or not Umran shall be handed his maiden India cap within the second T20I on the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on June 12.