Umran Malik who impressed everyone with his quick pace in the Indian Premier League was called up to his first team India and he has failed to live up to the expectations of both the management and the fans. His stint in the international arena ended with three series with the national team before being dropped from the team against West Indies.
He has been disappointing and hasn’t been able to recreate his IPL 2022 success during his stint with the Indian national team. However, the young sprinter sees this gap as an opportunity to rejoin India’s Asia Cup 2022 squad. He will participate in the Multi-Day Cup for the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association. His Hyderabad teammate Abdul Samad will also take part in the red ball competition.
He was sidelined during the South African series, before getting his first match against Ireland. He had to bowl just one over which cost India 14 runs which was a short game. Hardik Pandya, who was captaining the Indian team, never wanted to put pressure on the youngster immediately. In the very next match, even though he managed to take his first international wicket, he conceded around 42 runs. That’s why his name was not considered in the last T20 match.
He also had the privilege of representing India in the warm-up match against Derbyshire before the series against England. He took two wickets for 31 runs in that match, but was not considered for the first two matches against England. However, when he finally got the opportunity to wear the Indian jersey, he ended up being the costliest bowler of the match conceding 56 runs in 4 overs. Malik faced severe criticism after he ended the performance.
Umran Malik in T20:
0/14 1 over vs Ireland
1/42 in 4 overs vs Ireland
2/31 vs Derbyshire in 4 overs
4 overs vs England in 1/4 over
Umran Malik currently has no county contract or domestic cricket to prove his worth. So, the JKCA Senior Multi-Day Cup is the only tournament in which he can shine. He can only make a comeback after excelling in state cricket. Umran will participate in the JKCA Senior Multi-Day Cup for Team A3, which will be led by Henan Malik. His first match will be against Team A4, which will be captained by Subham Pundir.
Kashmiri cricket fans will cheer for their favorite cricket stars playing in the JKCA Senior Multi-Day Cup. Such tournaments will give more opportunities to cricket fans to participate in cricket match prediction And have more fun with the game. The top performers in this year’s JKCA tournament will get a chance to make it to the team that will play the final against Kashmir Province.
After Parvez Rasool, Umran is the only other player from Jammu and Kashmir to represent India. In IPL 2022, he was an emerging player after taking 22 wickets in 14 matches. He grabbed all the headlines for being a fast bowling sensation after clocking 157 KPH. Surprisingly, he was unable to produce the same pace in more fast bowling conditions like Ireland and England. They only clocked in around 150 KPH.