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Umran Malik is all-out fast bowler, bowls 90 percent deliveries above 145kmph, says Dale Steyn

CricketUmran Malik is all-out fast bowler, bowls 90 percent deliveries above 145kmph, says Dale Steyn
Umran Malik is all-out fast bowler, bowls 90 percent deliveries above 145kmph, says Dale Steyn. Pic/Screengrab
Umran Malik is all-out fast bowler, bowls 90 percent deliveries above 145kmph, says Dale Steyn. Pic/Screengrab

Srinagar, May 12: Former South Africa pacer and currently Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Dale Steyn has termed rising star Umran Malik as an all-out fast bowler who bowls 90 percent of his deliveries above 145 kmph mark in the ongoing IPL 2022.

“He is an all-out fast bowler. Above 90 per cent of his deliveries are around 142 to 145kmph – tell you he is looking for pace all the time. This makes batters think differently in the way they approach him and where they score off him… That is the reason he has picked up wickets. The message to him is to keep things simple. [Just] stay straight, look to attack the stumps, use the bouncer, be smart when you want to change pace, and bowl to your field,” Dale Steyn told this in an interview with The Week.

Dale Steyn is confident that any international team in the World would want to have a talent like Malik up their ranks.

“How India uses him is up to them, but he is certainly capable of playing international cricket. One guy bowling 150kmph consistently; I think every international team will want him. How and where you use him is critical,” Steyn.

Steyn has a word of caution for Umran if he is to get selected in the Indian squad.

“The challenge will be to maintain the pace and avoid injury. “[No need to] try anything too different, stick to what you know and what works for you,” said Steyn. “The moment you start introducing different things to your body, maybe in the gym or in the bowling action, that is when injuries sneak in. For him, it is about managing what he does.”

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