Umran Malik has been the best Indian fast bowler in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Former national chairman of selectors and veteran batter Dilip Vengsarkar wants the team management to include Umran Malik in the Playing XI. The 22-year-old is a part of the squad for the two-match T20I series against Ireland.

The speedster from Jammu & Kashmir was named in the squad to take on South Africa in a five-match T20I series. However, he was not included in the side. With the first match on on June 26 (Sunday), Umran will be keen to get a chance in playing XI.

Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Umran took 22 wickets in IPL 2022.

“He deserves a chance as he was the best bowler in the format. I hope he is on the plane for the ICC T20 World Cup. He will do well if given an opportunity,” Vengsarkar was quoted by India Today.

“You must give an opportunity to someone who is in form. He is young and keen to play,” he added.

Hardik Pandya will lead India in the Ireland series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the vice-captain of the visiting team.

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