"Only speed is not enough, try to win the matches," said Protea pacer suggests Umran Malik


Umran Malik, a fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir, made a splash in the last season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), one of the best franchise cricket leagues. The pacer was the talk of the town as he threw the ball at a speed of 150+ kmph in every IPL match. As a result, he was named in the squad for the five-match Twenty20 series against South Africa. However, Umran has not yet made his debut in the national team jersey.

However, in this series, the loud buzz of Umran's debut is being heard. Before wearing the national team jersey, Umran was given important advice by South African speed star Anrikh Nokhia. "It's not just about speed, it's also about picking up wickets to win the team," said the Proteas pacer. Before the fourth T20 match, Nokhia said, "Umran is a very good bowler. Can bowl at a great speed. We saw that on the field. If he can bowl at greater speed, then it is very good. I myself want bowl at a great speed. You just don't have to bowl at a great speed. You have to win the match too. ''

Nokhia was dropped from the team due to injury after the last T20 World Cup. After completing the rehabilitation process, the pacer has returned to the team against India. However, this pacer is seend in his familiar rhythm even after returning from injury. Yet he continues to work hard to get himself back in perfect rhythm. He said about himself, ''I am still working on my bowling. Not completely healthy. I am slowly working on my own bowling. My goal is to reach the final stage of fitness. I still need minor changes. ''