That he is an exciting prospect for India is a given but the jury is still out on his potential to penetrate into international cricket soon enough. Consistently clocking 150 kmph on the speed gun, Umran Malik has inspired players, peers, pundits, rivals and fans alike but does he command enough trust of his captain and his IPL team management? At the Wankhede on Tuesday (May 17) night, Kane Williamson did not seem to have the trust in him to defend 19 runs in the final over. He preferred an Afghan rookie, instead.
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Former India fast bowler RP Singh made an interesting observation on Monday (April 4) after Sunrisers Hyderabad blew an opportunity to register their first win of the season. Umran Malik had just been carted around for 39 runs in the three overs he had bowled to add to the 39 he conceded in SRH’s opening game.
“That was a scary moment because guns were drawn.” Sharon King stresses on the word “guns”. It’s like she doesn’t want the seriousness of the moment to be lost on you. And understandably so.
RCB edge out RR
Seven Australian cricketers from the recent women’s world cup winning squad were signed in The Hundred draft on Tuesday. The signings include Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Rachel Haynes, Tahlia McGrath, Alana King, Megan Schutt and Annabel Sutherland. Apart from them, left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux has also been signed. Last year 11 Australian cricketers had pulled out of the inaugural edition of the tournament due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Rajasthan Royals suffered their first defeat of IPL 2022 as Royal Challengers Bangalore completed a stunning turnaround to register their second win.
Led by Nathan Ellis’s four-fer and Aaron Finch’s half-century, Australia registered a three-wicket win over Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, on Tuesday, in the one-off T20I. Chasing 163 runs for a win, Australia completed the chase with five balls to spare to end their first-ever three-format tour of Pakistan on a high note.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead has said that Kane Williamson is “on track” for the upcoming three Test matches in England and “dying to play cricket for New Zealand again.”
The six franchises of the Caribbean Premier League, on Monday, announced the pre-draft retentions and signings for the upcoming season, which includes a maximum of seven players in each team.