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CricketDon't waste Umran Malik talent in T20's, let him learn the craft in Test Cricket: Former India Cricketer

Srinagar: Former India Cricketer has suggested Team India selectors not to waste J&K pacer Umran Malik’s talent in T20I’s instead let him learn the craft in Test Cricket.

Umran Malik has been the centre of attention owing to pacers below performance for Team India in third T20I against England.

In the match Umran picked the wicket of England opener Jason Roy but ended up conceding 56 runs, becoming the most expensive Indian bowler in the match.

Now former India cricketer Madan Lal has said that it is better to get Umran to play Test cricket.

“Don’t make him play T20 cricket. Get him to play Test matches. Harden him like that. As a pacer, I say that he is a very good bowler but you have to make him a bowler. Give him a chance in Test cricket where he can bowl 10-15 overs and learn the craft of getting wickets,” said Madan Lal on Sports Tak.

“Here the batters were ready for him and he was the one who got hit the most. His deliveries were nicely coming on to their bats. I had said earlier that speeds won’t be of much use if you don’t take wickets and you don’t move the ball. He is inexperienced and that experience will come in Test matches. If I was the selector, I would not have taken him in the T20 squad,” he further said.

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