Umran Malik to join Indian team as net bowler for T20 WC; Ashish Kaushik quit NCA


Malik consistently clocked over 150kph in the three games he played for SRH in IPL 2021.

Malik consistently clocked over 150kph in the three games he played for SRH in IPL 2021. © BCCI / IPL

Umran Malik will join the India team as net bowler for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The regulator has been asked to stay back in UAE, a Sunrisers Hyderabad official confirmed the development to Cricbuzz.

Although the young ruler of Jammu & Kashmir was relatively inexperienced, Malik consistently clocked over 150kph in the three games he played for SRH. He was also a net bowler with SRH before being signed as a short-term substitute after T Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19. The BCCI informed Malik of their decision after the IPL SRH campaign ended on October 8.

India, who are placed in Group 2, will play their first T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on October 24.

NCA’s chief physiotherapist quit

Ashish Kaushik, chief physiotherapist at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, has resigned and will be relieved on October 31. “He is very good at his job, but has decided to move on. He will finish his notice period by this month. -end, “said one of the BCCI’s top officials Cricbuzz.

Kaushik first joined the NCA in 2009 and worked as a senior physiotherapist until 2014. He also worked with the Indian side during the 2011 World Cup and later joined as the lead physiotherapist in 2017. He was one of the key figures in the NCA led by Rahul. Dravid and enjoy the tremendous confidence of the former India captain. He recently toured with the Indian side for the limited overs series in Sri Lanka.

It is a barrier to BCCI’s ambitious expansion plans for the NCA. The board has purchased a mainland in Bangalore to convert the NCA into a high-performance center. His departure also comes at a time when the support staff contracts at the academy have come to an end.

In fact, all the Physics and Strength and Conditioning coaches in the NCA have finished their contracts and have been on temporary extension for a few months. The BCCI / NCA has undertaken the processing of the applications and the interviews are also being conducted. It is understood that a couple of national selectors traveled to Bangalore to help conduct the interviews.

Kaushik, meanwhile, said he decided to leave the NCA because he believed it was time for someone else to take over. “I’ve had the best 10 years in the NCA and the BCCI has been a great employer. I’ve also had the best support from Rahul Dravid. I think it’s now time for others to take the job his forehead, ”said Kaushik Cricbuzz. “I have not decided on my plans for the future but will stay with sport.”

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