“Don’t Know Why They’re Holding Him Back”: Salman Butt On Umran Malik. Umran Malik was in excellent form for SunRisers Hyderabad during the IPL 2022, taking 22 wickets in 14 matches.
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt believes India pacer Umran Malik should have made his debut against South Africa in the first T20I. Umran was in excellent form for SunRisers Hyderabad during the IPL 2022, taking 22 wickets in 14 matches. He was also named the season’s most promising player, and he was rewarded with his first India call-up for the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa. Butt believes the management could have rested veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and played Umran instead, giving the youngster much-needed exposure.
“I believe they should play him because it will give him more exposure. I’m not sure why they’re delaying him. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is an experienced bowler who has excelled for the Indian team. There is no doubt about his ability. He could have rested like the other players “Butt stated this in a video posted to his YouTube channel.
Salman Butt: Unlike other bowlers, Umran Malik has extra pace, making him a valuable asset.
“You lost the match, but you could have gone with a young bowler who is unique and bowls at a fast pace. He could’ve presented the batters with a surprise element. The Indian bowlers were hit for six whenever they missed their length. This is where a little more speed could have helped “He continued.
South Africa won the first Twenty20 International by chasing down the 212-run target.
India batted first and posted a total of 211 for four in 20 overs.
Ishan Kishan top-scored with a 48-ball 76, while Hardik Pandya also hit 31 off just 12 balls.
South Africa chased down the total, thanks to unbeaten knocks of 75 and 64 by Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller, respectively.