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Former India pacer RP Singh not convinced Umran Malik should be picked to play for India already

Umran Malik is the new pace sensation everyone is talking about in the Indian cricket circles

The former Indian fast bowler RP Singh is of the opinion that Umran Malik shouldn’t be presented with an India cap already just because he has put on a few IPL performances in the last few games for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

RP Singh, who was speaking on the post match show of Cricbuzz, said that Umran can be picked in the Indian squad and can be kept within the frame of selection so that he can gather experience while spending time with the other senior fast bowlers, but picking him in the playing XI at the moment is not absolutely necessary.

Umran Malik got a 5-wicket haul in the last night’s IPL game against Gujarat Titans and the way he got his wickets with sheer speed, it was a sight to behold. He dismissed the likes of Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill and David Miller just by beating them with pace, rather than anything else.


Umran Malik was proving expensive at the start of IPL: RP Singh

However, in the opinion of RP Singh, Umran has had a few good games for SRH, but that’s all he has had. He hasn’t done anything significant in domestic cricket and even in the IPL, before these 3 games, he was proving to be very expensive. So, he is not a finished product by any stretch of the imagination.

After watching what Umran Malik can offer in terms of pace, there have been growing demands of his national call-up, not just in the Indian white-ball teams, but in the Indian test team as well, although he has not played even in the Ranji trophy yet.

Umran, for 8 games in a row, has clocked the fastest speed out of all the bowlers participating in those 8 games of the IPL. He has been crossing the mark of 150 kph in almost every game he is playing. Yesterday, Umran Malik’s fastest delivery was clocked at 153 kph on the speedometer.



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