Young Indian pacer Umran Malik is on fire for India in the second ODI of the three-match series against Bangladesh, which is currently underway at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday (December 7). The right-arm pacer from Jammu, who made his ODI debut for India last month against New Zealand, wasn’t selected in the playing XI for the series opener against Bangladesh on Sunday (December 4), but after Kuldeep Sen was ruled out of the second game, he was included in the XI in his place.
Umran was introduced to the attack in the 12th over of the innings, and after starting his spell with a maiden over, the 23-year-old bowled an absolute beauty on the first ball of his second over to send Najmul Hossain Shanto packing. The 24-year-old left-handed batter had no answer to Umran’s 151 kmph stunner that sent his off-stump for a walk.
It was his fourth wicket in ODI cricket, and certainly the most impressive one. The youngster, who rose to prominence for the first time last year while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021, is known for his lightning-fast pace. He is one of the very few bowlers in India who bowls in excess of 150 kmph on a regular basis.