Sunrisers speed gun Umran Malik had a glorious IPL season. The 22-year-old bagged numerous records to his name in the 2022 IPL season. Umran took 22 wickets in 14 matches with a 5 wicket haul. His breathtaking pace bowling over 150+ kmph has put the batters on the back foot. Umran’s perfect yorker length deliveries are a joy to watch for cricket fans. His outstanding performances have earned him a place in the national team for the upcoming T20 series against South Africa. This IPL season has been a dream come true for Umran Malik.
This speedster has set a record that has never been set before in the IPL history. Umran played 14 games this season, winning 14 trophies for fastest delivery of the match. That means he was the fastest man with the ball in each of his 14 games. This feat was achieved in SRH’s final league match against Punjab Kings on Sunday. Umran was given a reward of 14 lakh rupees for 14 awards (one lakh for each award). His 157 Kmph delivery against the Delhi Capitals was his quickest of the season, as well as the fastest of the IPL 2022.
Umran’s fastest balls in each of SRH’s matches are listed below.
Umran Malik has been called up to India’s national team for the upcoming T20 series against South Africa. He was chosen as one of the National team’s pacers. India to play South Africa in five T20 matches from 9th June to 19 June. Senior players Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were rested for this series. Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Sigh also named in the squad along with the rookie Umran Malik.
Squad for upcoming T20 series against South Africa
T20I Squad – KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(VC) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik