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Former India coach and captain Ravi Shastri has said that he would love to see young pacer Umran Malik in the Indian squad. Shastri believes that it is not necessary that he should be given a chance in the playing 11 of every match, but being in the team will help this young talent to grow and improve further.
The more you play, the better you get
Speaking on ESPN Cricinfo’s show T20 Timeout in Hindi, Shastri said, “Umran will get better as he plays more matches. There is no substitute for Paes. Until he gets the first wicket, he will get better.” Experiments a lot and gives a lot of runs in this round. But after getting a wicket, he becomes dangerous, bowls consistently at accurate line-lengths and then takes wickets in bunches.
Leaving Umran alone after IPL can destroy his talent: Ravi Shastri
Ravi further said, “If this talent is to be developed further, I would say that it should be kept with the Indian team in every series. He will learn a lot from his fellow experienced fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and will learn a lot from his shortcomings. If we leave him like this after IPL, he can go astray.
He will have many people giving advice, which can also confuse him. That’s why it is necessary to keep him with the Indian team.” In the match against Mumbai Indians, Umran bowled excellently, taking three wickets, including 12 dot balls. Barring a few bad days, Umran took this The IPL has been on fire and has consistently taken 21 wickets while bowling at 150+ pace.
Rahul is very close to making a place in Team India
According to Ravi Shastri, Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Rahul Tripathi is not far away from the Indian team. He can be a back-up option at numbers three and four. Rahul is the highest run-scorer this season at number three. If any player has poor form or someone gets injured, Rahul is a great option for number three or number four. They can be included directly in the team. If he is doing well season after season, then he must be getting the fruits of it.
Shastri further said- He is a dangerous player and plays his shots fearlessly. His shot selection process is excellent.
Shastri says that Rahul also reads the bowlers quickly and then plays the shot he wants on any length. He has both Plan A and Plan B for every ball.