Umran Malik: Rishabh Pant was doing amazing here, Umran Malik also got excited in England


New Delhi: It was not even an hour after Rishabh Pant’s storm at Edgbaston ground in Birmingham that Umran Malik also got excited. Actually, in England, at present, two teams of India are fighting on the ground. The senior team is playing the final test while a group of young players is playing a warm-up match in Derbyshire. This match is being seen as a preparation for the T20 and ODI series starting from 7 July.

took two wickets in four overs

Umran Malik showed his mettle in the derby, just 57 km from Birmingham. Jammu Express, who made his international debut against Ireland last week, bowled well. He took 2 wickets for 31 runs in his four overs. Dinesh Karthik is captaining India while Derbyshire is captained by Pakistani Test cricketer Shan Masood. Karthik put Umran Malik on the attack in the last over of the powerplay. Umran Malik got excited after hitting consecutive fours in the first two balls of the over.

…and uprooted the stump
Lice du Ploy (9)’s stump was uprooted by a stormy third ball. Umran, who has been criticized for his poor line-length, was seen in full color. Umran bowled some tight overs and was brought back for his second spell at the last. On the last ball of his spell, Umran Malik showed why he is compared to great bowlers like Dale Steyn. With a sharp length ball, he uprooted the middle stump of right-handed batsman Brooke Guest.


Who shone in victory?

Talking about the match, Indian bowlers stopped Derbyshire for 150/8 runs. Apart from Umran Malik, left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh took 2 for 29 while Axar Patel and Venkatesh Iyer returned with a wicket each. The partnership between Deepak Hooda (56) and Suryakumar Yadav (36*) took India to a seven-wicket victory in just 16.4 overs. Sanju Samson also made a valuable contribution of 38 runs in the top order.