|Real Name:||Umran Malik|
|Birthplace:||Jammu City, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Playing for in IPL 2022:||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
Umran Malik (born 22 November 1999) is an Indian cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut on 18 January 2021, for Jammu & Kashmir in the 2020–21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He made his List A debut on 27 February 2021, for Jammu & Kashmir in the 2020–21 Vijay Hazare Trophy. In September 2021, Malik was named a short-term COVID-19 replacement for T. Natarajan by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2021 Indian Premier League.
In April 2021, he was selected as one of three net bowlers for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). On 3 October 2021, he debuted in the IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders during the 49th match of the 2021 Indian Premier League. During the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, he gained attention when he bowled five balls in a row at more than 150 kmph. As a result of his fast bowling, he was named as a net bowler for India’s team for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He made his first-class debut on 23 November 2021, for India A against South Africa A.
He was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2022 auction.
|Born||22 November 1999
Jammu City, Jammu and Kashmir, India
|Domestic team information|
|2020/21–present||Jammu and Kashmir|
|2021–present||Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 24)|
The Young Turk didn’t come into the IPL with a whole lot of experience at the domestic level while playing for Jammu and Kashmir. But he managed to grab the attention of the SRH team management with his ability to bowl at high speeds. Although he didn’t play a whole lot in the previous season, the Sunrisers retained him ahead of the mega auction.
Initially, the decision to retain Malik over David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Rashid Khan raised many eyebrows. However, the pacer hasn’t let his skipper Kane Williamson and SRH down by any stretch of the imagination. The 22-year-old has shown tremendous fitness and has clocked over the 140 kmph mark consistently.