New Delhi: The first T20 will be played between India and Ireland in Malahide on Sunday from 9 pm. The suspense remains on the playing XI of this match. Meanwhile, the moment everyone has been waiting with bated breath is likely to end today. Indications are showing that India’s fastest bowler Umran Malik is all set to make his debut in the first T20 match against Ireland. India’s stand-in-coach VVS Laxman is looking forward to see Umran Malik debut against the Irish team, reports InsideSport.
will achieve first position
Laxman also feels that his debut against Ireland will give Malik his first place in international cricket. Against South Africa, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh were included in the team, although captain Rishabh Pant did not give them a single chance. Now the new captain Hardik Pandya can make the debut of either of the bowlers.
Suitable on Irish pitch
Laxman feels the Irish pitch will suit Malik’s bowling style. He also gets good bounce. The right-arm pacer had consistently bowled at a speed of 150 kmph for Sun Risers Hyderabad in the IPL 2022 season. He bowled the second fastest ball of the IPL 2022 season. Many former cricketers have agreed that Umran should be given a chance to debut. So that he can be tested till the T20 World Cup. Laxman feels that this is the right time to take Malik on the fast and bouncy surface in Ireland.
Dilip Vengsarkar also supported
Former India chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has also backed the inclusion of budding young pacer Umran Malik in India’s T20 World Cup squad. “Umran is a very exciting talent. He did well in the IPL and deserves a chance as he looked to be the best bowler in the T20 format.
first published:June 26, 2022, 6:29 p.m.