Former Indian pacer RP Singh feels Umran Malik’s biggest asset is pace but he has to improve his skillset to play for India for a long time. Singh also feels India should play the young Indian pacer regularly so he can be ready for the upcoming ODI World Cup.
Interestingly, Malik is currently seen as the fourth pacer for the Indian side for the 2023 ODI World Cup, and many experts have suggested their views on the 23-year-old pacer.
If they think Umran Malik is one for the future, they have got to show faith in him: RP Singh
“I will still say, his biggest advantage is his pace, the problem is the skill. The (ball) movement isn’t much right now, and planning the game (needs to improve). You also have to set batters up. He hasn’t learnt that as quickly as he should have. He concedes run, that remains the biggest worry. So, the Indian team needs to know how and when to use him,” Singh was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
“By the looks of it, he will remain in the loop for the World Cup. And you can’t develop a player by playing him one game and then benching him for two. If they think Umran Malik is one for the future, they have got to show faith in him and polish him,” he further added.