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Know your Cricketer: Umran Malik; nicknamed as Jammu Expresss

Umran Malik, a prominent cricketer from India, is an integral part of the Indian Cricket Team in limited overs matches. He also represents Sunrisers Hyderabad in the highly competitive Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Umran Malik during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023

 

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  Personal Information
  Full Name Umran Malik
  Date of Birth November 22nd, 1999
  Current Team(s) SSunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Indian logoIndian Cricket Team
  Role Bowler
  Bowling Style Right Arm Fast
  Batting Style Right Hand Bat
  Debut June 26th, 2021
  Jersey No. 55


Umran Malik, a talented Indian cricketer, has emerged as a rising star in the world of cricket. With his exceptional pace and skills as a right-arm fast bowler, he has made a name for himself both in domestic cricket and on the international stage. In this article, we will explore the journey of Umran Malik, from his early days in Jammu to his impressive performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and his international debut.

Early Life and Domestic Cricket
Born on November 22, 1999, Umran Malik hails from Jammu, India. He began his cricketing journey by representing the state of Jammu and Kashmir in domestic cricket. Playing for Jammu and Kashmir, Malik showcased his immense talent and quickly caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts and selectors.

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IPL Debut and Impressive Performances
In October 2021, Umran Malik made his debut in the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. His first match was against the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he showcased his skills and left a lasting impression. However, it was during a match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore that Malik grabbed everyone's attention.

A Record-Breaking Performance
During the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Umran Malik bowled five consecutive balls at a speed of over 150 kmph, leaving the batsmen in awe. His exceptional pace and accuracy made him a formidable opponent on the field. This impressive performance earned him a well-deserved spot in the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

International Debut
In June 2022, Umran Malik made his debut in the T20 International format, representing the Indian cricket team against Ireland. His debut was followed by his ODI debut against New Zealand later in the same year. Malik's inclusion in the national team was a testament to his consistent performances and dedication to the sport.

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Domestic Success and Recognition
Apart from his international debut, Umran Malik continued to excel in domestic cricket. During the 2020 IPL, he showcased his talent by taking five wickets in a match against the Gujarat Titans. This exceptional performance earned him the title of Emerging Player of the Tournament, further solidifying his position as a rising star in Indian cricket.

First-Class Debut
In November 2021, Umran Malik made his first-class debut for India A against South Africa A. This marked another significant milestone in his cricketing career, allowing him to showcase his skills and compete against some of the best players from around the world.

Setting New Records
Umran Malik's remarkable journey has been marked by several record-breaking moments. In January 2023, during a T20I match against Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Malik set a new record for the fastest ball ever bowled by an Indian cricketer. With a speed of 155 kmph, he surpassed the previous record held by Jasprit Bumrah.

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The Future Ahead
With his exceptional talent, dedication, and impressive performances, Umran Malik has a bright future ahead of him. As he continues to grow as a cricketer, his skills and contributions to the Indian cricket team are expected to become even more significant. Fans and cricket pundits eagerly await his next performances and achievements.

Career Stats

  Umran's Bowling Stats
  Format Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts Avg Eco SR 4w 5w 10w
  ODI 10 9 366 399 13 30.69 6.54 28.1 0 0 0
  T20I 8 8 139 243 11 22.09 10.48 12.6 0 0 0
  FC 7 12 752 560 12 46.66 4.46 62.6 0 0 0
  LIST A 13 12 516 559 15 37.26 6.50 34.4 0 0 0
  T20 46 46 908 1394 59 23.62 9.21 15.3 3 1 0


Conclusion

Umran Malik's journey from Jammu to becoming a prominent figure in Indian cricket is a testament to his passion and hard work. With his exceptional pace and skills as a right-arm fast bowler, he has impressed both in domestic cricket and on the international stage. As he continues to make a name for himself, it is evident that Umran Malik has the potential to become one of the leading stars of Indian cricket in the years to come.

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