After sealing the series by winning the first two games, India made a host of changes for the third T20I against England. India rested the senior bowlers, including Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Yuzvendra Chahal. They came out with an inexperienced bowling attack consisting of Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, and Ravi Bishnoi.
India and England locked horns in the third and the final game of the T20I series at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The English skipper won the toss and elected to bat first. All eyes were on the young Indian bowlers against an aggressive English batting unit. Meanwhile, as per the expectations, Jos Buttler & co. came out all guns blazing and hit the Indians all around the park.
However, Avesh Khan sent Jos Buttler packing with a brilliant slower delivery to provide India with their first wicket. At the same time, the world was watching the express pacer from Jammu & Kashmir, Umran Malik. The right-handed pacer opened the bowling alongside Avesh Khan and came to bowl the 2nd over.
Umran Malik bowls another expensive spell
Another bowling spell from the express bowler is an example of how much is left for the pacer to learn. Malik gave away 17 runs in the opening over, including a leg-bye. He dismissed the English opener Jason Roy on the first delivery of the 2nd over but it all went downhill for the pacer from there.
In the 2nd over, Umran Malik gave away 10 runs in the 2nd over despite getting a wicket on the first delivery. The pacer then came to bowl the 13th over of the English innings, where he spent 14 runs. Rohit Sharma then trusted the youngster to deliver the final over at the death but Umran Malik failed to stop the runs’ flow and gave away 17 runs, including a leg-bye.
It was a fairly expensive spell from Umran Malik as he was taken for 56 runs in his spell of four overs while getting only a single wicket of Jason Roy. The fans were not amused by the efforts of the young pacer and ripped him apart on Twitter.
Check out the best reactions here:
#ENGvsIND Umran Malik is the most over hyped bowler in India, he has pace, but unless he doesn't learn how to bowl in good line and length, he won't progress.
— P (@Archer_0296) July 10, 2022
— जेंटल मैन (@gentleman07_) July 10, 2022
Umran Malik without variations is a waste bowler, almost always goes over 40 in 4 overs… Pace is not always good when there's no brain behind it.
— SandeshNarayan (@SandeshWrites) July 10, 2022
Umran malik is extremmmellllyyyy overrated
— Ekam (@AlwaysEkam) July 10, 2022
Missing comments of people saying australian and english pitches are waiting for umran malik😁😂
— UJJAWAL SRIVASTAV (@ITSUJJAWAL19) July 10, 2022
#ENGvsIND Umran Khan is too expensive to retain but experiments did allow. Jadeja, highly experienced player, has failed to have yielded, to have delivered what was promptly expected. This kind of soft heart is praiseworthy.
— Santkumar – An Author (@Saantkumar) July 10, 2022
#UmranMalik seems like a very slow learner. Pretty much every game his 1st ball is short & he duly goes for a boundary. Short balls not short enough/hardly bowls the yorkers which is curious considering his background is tennis ball. And, no control of hard lengths #ENGvsIND #IND
— AAD!3 (@1_3Aadz) July 10, 2022
Umran malik right now pic.twitter.com/Rzg6CxgIY9
— SAHIL SINGH RAJPUT (@Sahil8544) July 10, 2022
Fact: Umran malik is so Ordinary. Pretty much just another ipl star, nothing else. And I bet we had many such in IPL. Rest is history. #INDvsENG
— Firangi Dakter (@sachinbudania01) July 10, 2022
Rohit Sharma did very well to play Umran Malik.. He even make him bowl the final over but playing international cricket against good teams is not Umran 's cup of tea.. He needs to learn n number of things..@RakeshK90992530 @NadeemMir_JK @rakesh_ssambyal
— Pahari Vishal (@vishal_pahari) July 10, 2022