T20 2021 World Cup – Umran Malik to stay back in UAE as net bowler for India


The 21-year-old Sunrisers bowler turned heads with his tearaway speed in IPL 2021

Umran Malik, who turned his head around with his pace of speed in IPL 2021, has been asked to stay back in the UAE as a net bowler for India’s team for the T20 World Cup, ESPNcricinfo has learned.

Umran had played just one A-list match and one T20 for Jammu and Kashmir before the IPL, and was initially recruited as a net bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad for this season. He was drafted into the main squad when T Natarajan was ruled out due to Covid-19, and made an immediate impact in his first match, going over 150kph at times.