former India Basir Zaheer Khan believes that the upcoming series against New Zealand will be crucial for young player Imran Malik as it will help him grow. Imran has been supported by several ex-cricketers to be selected for the 2022 T20 Globalism Trophy team but selectors have different ideas. The youngster had a great season in the IPL this year taking 22 wickets in 14 matches and won the Player of the Year award.
The Jammu and Kashmir pacer has the ability to clock speeds of 150 kmph at regular intervals as he has been troubling the IPL pacers with his raw pace. He made his senior international debut earlier this year on the tour of Ireland, and now he’s been called up for the tour of New Zealand.
Team India has to rebuild a new structure for the upcoming T20 World Cup and they will need a group of young bowlers for the mega event as they had a disappointing exit from the recently concluded T20 WC where they suffered a 10-wicket defeat in the semi-final.
Zaheer feels India needs variety in attacking pace to match the other big teams in the world. While he indicated that Imran is a very exciting talent, and he should seize the opportunity in the next series.
“Variety in your attacking pace is a must and I’ve seen teams follow that kind of pattern. You need a left-arm bowler, you need someone who can swing the ball, you need someone who’s fast bowlers. If it’s all in one package, this is Better but if not you like to use variety in your attack in your bowling lineup and use different conditions well Imran has been a very exciting talent and this kind of showing up will definitely help him he is all about how to push things forward if he wants to take over the place continuously “. video.
Shastri feels India missed the trick by not including Imran in the World Cup squad as there is no substitute for true speed, he says.
“He’s one of the fastest bowlers in India and I’ve seen what happened in the World Cup where real speed rocked the opponents, be it Harris Rauf, Naseem Shah and Anrish Norte. So, there’s no substitute for real pace. Even if you’re bowling for small aggregates, this is an opportunity for Imran. We hope he learns from this revelation.”