Umran Malik continues to hogg the limelight despite not getting a chance in the five-match T20I series against South Africa.

Umran Malik continues to hogg the limelight despite not getting a chance in the five-match T20I series against South Africa.

The 22-year-old will travel to Ireland for a two-match T20I series. Former Aussie pacer and one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history, Glenn McGrath, has given his verdict on the young fast bowler.

“Umran Malik is a special bowler who can bowl over 150 kmph. There are hardly a few bowlers who can match his pace. He can become deadly if he focuses on his line and length along with his raw pace. Umran will get better with experience,” he said.

“There is still time for him (Umran playing Tests). He should play first-class cricket to improve his bowling. I haven’t spent time with him, so I don’t know what he is like as a player, and how he goes about his stuff.”

“If you are bowling at that pace, you must take care of your body. If he can adapt to playing at the highest level and enjoy it, he can have a long international career. I am sure he will do fine,” he added.

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