India head coach Rahul Dravid has been excited by the prospect of seeing tearaway quick Umran Malik in India’s practice sessions ahead of first T20I against South Africa. At the same time, Dravid didn’t drop much hints on whether the Jammu pacer will get game time against the Proteas.
Malik, 22, bowls with sheer pace and consistently clocks speeds above 150kph and was used as a middle-overs enforcer by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022, picking 19 wickets in that phase, out of his haul of 22 wickets in the tournament. Dravid had been keenly watching Malik in India’s first practice session on Monday.
It’s exciting. He certainly bowled quick and with pace. Another thing which has been interesting for me watching the IPL from the outside is the number of Indian bowlers bowling fast.