“The management on line and size was not seen in any respect within the first spell”

Irfan Pathan has criticized Umran Malik for bowling a barely wayward first spell within the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday, January 12.

Umran picked up two wickets however conceded 48 runs in his seven overs because the Males in Blue bowled out the Lankan Lions for 215 after Dasun Shanaka opted to bat first. The hosts chased down the goal with 4 wickets and 40 deliveries to spare to seal the three-match sequence forward of the ultimate sport in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, January 15.

Throughout a dialogue on Star Sports activities, Pathan was requested about his ideas on Umran Malik’s spell, contemplating that his mentee proved barely costly though he did snare a few wickets, to which he responded:

“The primary spell was disappointing. The management on line and size was not seen in any respect within the first spell, which was significantly better within the final match. He was making an attempt to ball in space there (within the first sport). The more true the pitch, the extra it’s a must to attempt to bowl in a single space.”

Nevertheless, the previous Indian all-rounder highlighted that the Jammu and Kashmir speedster should not compromise on his tempo to enhance his line and size, elaborating:

“I’m not saying that Umran Malik solely has to pitch the ball in the appropriate areas as a result of his important power is tempo. He shouldn’t go away from the tempo in any respect. He has to commonly preserve bowling at 145-150 kph however together with that, he has to commonly problem himself to bowl the lengths in direction of the mid-thighs on the stumps.”

My solely recommendation to Umran Malik can be “Do not take heed to anybody, simply preserve bowling quick”- Gautam Gambhir #INDvSL

Umran went wicketless and conceded 30 runs within the first three overs he bowled. Kusal Mendis and Nuwanidu Fernando smashed him for 3 fours and a six and compelled Rohit Sharma to take his strike weapon out of the assault.

Irfan Pathan on Umran Malik’s space of enchancment

Umran Malik dismissed Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne. [P/C: BCCI]
Umran Malik dismissed Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne. [P/C: BCCI]

Pathan believes Umran has his radar set when he bowls across the wickets to the left-handers, explaining:

“His largest cue is that when he bowls across the wicket to the left-handed batters, you’ll at all times really feel that he’s not giving room, as a result of that angle comes inwards, and the batters get bowled after getting the within edge, by getting cramped.”

The cricketer-turned-commentator feels the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer will change into a greater bowler as soon as he creates an analogous angle to the right-handers, stating:

“It means they get overwhelmed by the tempo and together with that with the angle. It is going to be superb if he brings that very same form of angle to right-handed batters with time. Work in progress however undoubtedly in the appropriate path as a result of he’s commonly selecting up wickets.”

Umran has picked up 12 wickets in seven ODIs at an affordable financial system charge of 6.31. He has gone wicketless simply as soon as within the 12 innings he has bowled in on the worldwide stage, the place he acquired only a solitary over on his T20I debut in opposition to Eire.

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