Umran Malik had a great season with SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2022, taking 22 wickets in 14 games.
Salman Butt, a former Pakistan captain, says India’s Umran Malik should have made his T20I debut in the first match against South Africa. In IPL 2022, Umran Malik was in outstanding form with SunRisers Hyderabad, taking 22 wickets in 14 games. He was also named the most promising player of the season, earning him his first India call-up for the current five-match T20I series against South Africa. Butt believes the management should have rested veteran pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in favor of Umran Malik, providing the youngster valuable experience.
“I feel he should be cast because it will give him publicity. I’m not clear why he’s being held back, though. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is an experienced bowler who has represented India at the international level. His abilities are undeniably impressive. “He could have been rested like the rest of the team,” Butt explained in a YouTube video.
Umran Malik, on the other hand, gives added pace, making him a valuable asset.
You lost the match, but you could have gone with a young bowler who sticks out from the crowd and bowls quickly. Umran Malik may have pleasantly surprised the batters. Every time the Indian bowlers misjudged their length, they were hit for six. He went on to explain, “This is where a little extra speed may have made a difference.”
South Africa won the opening T20I after chasing down a 212-run target.
After being asked to bat, India scored 211 for four in 20 overs.