The SRH pacer Umran Malik is all over the news and not just cricket fans but many former cricketers and people from the cricket fraternity are also excited because of his raw pace and fiery bowling which has left many batters helpless as they are not able to handle the young bowler’s pace.
The former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden is very impressed with Umran Malik’s bowling and recently he talked about how the young pacer from Jammu & Kashmir scaring the top batters of Mumbai Indians. In the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians, Umran Malik took 3 wickets (Ishan Kishan, Daniel Sams & Tilak Varma) and Matthew Hayden feels that Umran Malik exposed the vulnerability of MI’s star batter Ishan Kishan against good quality pace.
Talking in a cricket show on a sports show, the former Aussie cricketer says that along with unknown or uncapped players, Ishan Kishan has also got exposed against good quality fast bowling and that is a reason to worry for the Indian batter because once a batter reaches the highest level, he will constantly face fast bowling at the speed of 140-150 km/h. Matthew Hayden adds that it will be more difficult for the batter if the wicket will have bounce in it.
Ishan Kishan got out on a full-length delivery from Umran Malik which he could not connect well with the bat and ended up hitting the ball in the air and Priyam Garg took a beautiful catch.
Matthew Hayden further says that Umran Malik’s pace excites him and he loves the manner in which he has scared Ishan Kishan who was batting at 43 at that time. Hayden said that the previous ball was a bouncer and Umran Malik understood that Ishan Kishan was under pressure so he bowled a full-length delivery and the MI batter played an under pressure shot which resulted in losing his wicket. Matthew Hayden also praised Umran Malik for giving his team a breakthrough when MI was in a good position.
Currently Umran Malik is on a roll as he has taken 21 wickets in the tournament but the same can’t be said for his team SRH which has a very bleak chance of entering the play-offs. Two new IPL teams Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants have already qualified for the play-offs and now only two spots are left in the play-offs.