‘Umran is very much in our plans’: Rohit gushes about fiery India fast bowler | Cricket

Umran Malik is in India’s plans for the T20 World Cup later this year and the team management wants to see if the 22-year-old fast bowler can fit into the role they expect from him, skipper Rohit Sharma said. He said. Umran’s express pace turned heads during the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), resulting in his selection in the Indian squad that played the subsequent five-match T20I series at home.

While he remained on the bench throughout the series, he finally made his debut when he played in both the T20Is India played in Ireland last month. He took his first international wicket in the second match.

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“He is very much in our plans, trying to give him an understanding of what the team wants from him. Yes, there are times when we want to try some guys and Umran is definitely one of those guys, with one eye on the World Cup, we want to see what he can deliver for us,” Rohit said. told reporters in the first T20I against England at Southampton.

Umran is part of the squad for the three-match series against England but not for the subsequent ODI series in the country. “He is definitely an exciting prospect, no doubt about that. We all saw during the IPL, he can bowl fast.

“It’s about giving him that role, whether we want to give him the new ball or we want to use him in the backend, when you play for franchises, the role is different compared to when you play for the national team. Understanding how you can fit in those guys and give them clarity,” Rohit said.

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