Umran Malik can touch the 160 kmph mark, says Wasim Jaffer


We all know about the J&K pacer Umran Malik who has been retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad after the right-arm pacer represented the side in just three games in IPL 2021.

The Hyderabad based franchise looked very confident in him and wanted him on their side in this edition as well. When he started this season, Umran Malik was seen leaking runs a lot and was not getting enough wickets for his team.

Despite his poor performance, Sunrisers Hyderabad backed the youngster who has improved himself in every game he played. He was seen in proper line and rhythm against Punjab Kings where he scalped 4 wickets conceding 28 runs in his spell.

Likewise, he continued his rhythm in his last game against Gujarat Titans where he bagged 5 wickets and conceded 25 runs with his raw pace.

Everyone waits for him over this season: Nikhil Chopra

IPL 2022 - Sunrisers Hyderabad - Umran Malik

The former Indian cricketer and cricket expert, Nikhil Chopra has come up with a statement about the J&K pacer Umran Malik on Sky247.net presents ‘Not Just Cricket Show’ on CricTracker.

"It is interesting to watch how this Indian fast bowler is making a name for himself. Until last year, most people didn’t know him, but everyone waits for him over this season.

Even though he has played fewer games, he got that X-factor you’re looking for, he has the ability and pace and will be an asset for the Indian team in the World Cup," Nikhil Chopra was quoted as saying by CricTracker.

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"He is very young. With a little bit of experience, with a little bit of fitness getting better, and the more time he plays, he can get better (touch 160 mark). He is still up and growing, and the more he plays, the more confident he becomes and understands his body.

He has only played a handful of first-class and IPL games, and I genuinely feel this boy can bowl faster. I think he can be tested in the bilateral series against South Africa," said Wasim Jaffer in the same show on CricTracker.