IND vs BAN: “His Intent And Body Language Have To Be Always That Even If He Is Getting Hit, He Should Always Be Thinking Of Wick – Zaheer Khan Regarding Umran Malik
The third and final One-Day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand was rained out on Wednesday, November 30, at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval, and the Blackcaps won the series 1-0. Zaheer Khan, a former Indian fast bowler, believes Umran Malik should always consider himself a wicket-taking bowler, even if he goes for runs.
Umran is best known as a wicket-taking bowler in the middle overs. With his speed, he is expected to rattle batters and inject much-needed venom into the attack. Malik has been left out of India’s one-day international squad for the series against Bangladesh. The Jammu and Kashmir pacer, who has only played six first-class matches, will look to solidify his place in India’s Test squad by performing well in the Ranji Trophy, which begins on December 13.
During a discussion on Prime Video, former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan stated that Umran Malik’s intent and body language should always be that he is thinking of wickets, even if he is getting hit. In a given statement, Zaheer Khan stated, “What matters is his intent.” His intent and body language must always be that he is thinking of wickets, even if he is getting hit, because if he is in that strike rate zone of taking two-three wickets every game, that will be the X-factor for him.”
Zaheer also stated that despite bowling at a fast pace, the pacer was not erratic. Umran, according to the former cricketer turned commentator, should not be confused about not leaking runs and has a very methodical approach.
In addition to Umran, Team India has young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, who has impressed for the Punjab Kings in the last two IPL seasons. Reflecting on India’s two losses to South Africa, Zaheer stated that the hosts must develop a winning habit regardless of who is playing, with the T20 World Cup in mind.