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CricketNo batter likes to face 150kmph, South Africa keeping eye on Umran Malik: Temba Bavuma

Srinagar, June 1: South Africa is all set to take on hosts India in the upcoming T20 series and the team skipper Temba Bavuma has said that no batter likes to face bowler with pace of 150kmph and his side is keeping eye on Umran Malik.

The J&K pace sensation Umran Malik has been selected for Team India and is likely to make his debut in the series.

Ahead of the series South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma said that his side is looking forward to face exciting bowling prospect Umran Malik.

“Umran Malik is an exciting pace bowling prospect for the Indian team. IPL has been great for the Indian team as they are able to unearth all these fast bowling options,” Temba Bavuma said ahead of his side’s departure to India.

“I think in South Africa we grow up facing fast bowlers but I think no batter likes to face ball at 150 kmph. But you prepare as well as you can,” he said.

Bavuma said that South Africa also have got bowlers who can bowl 150kmph but Umran Malik is special talent.

“We also got guys who can bowl 150 kmph. So we have that weaponry in our arsenal. But Umran Malik is a special talent for Team India and I hope that he could emulate his IPL performance in international cricket,” Bavuma added.

For the T20I series against South Africa, India have rested rest a few veteran players such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah.

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