On the other hand, Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal is very impressed with the game of Umran Malik in IPL 2022. Kamran says that if Umran was in Pakistan, he would have made his international debut by now. He said, ‘Had he been in Pakistan, he would have played international cricket now. He has more economy, but he is a strike bowler because he is getting wickets. His speed chart comes after every match, where he stays around 155kmph and it is not going down.
Indian pace attack praised
At one time the Indian team lacked fast bowling but now there is more than one sharp bowler. Akmal further said, ‘It is a good match in the Indian team. Earlier, Indian cricket lacked quality fast bowlers but now they have fast bowlers like Navdeep Saini, Siraj, Shami and Bumrah. The task of the Indian selectors is getting difficult because of 10-12 fast bowlers.
Li-Akhtar used to be expensive too
Umran Malik may have the pace but he also spends runs. On this, Kamran Akmal says that Brett Lee and Shoaib Akhtar also proved to be expensive. He said, ‘Umran played a few matches in the last IPL season. The franchise has shown a lot of maturity by giving Malik a chance to play the entire season. Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee were also expensive but they took wickets. Strike bowlers should be like that.