Umran Malik is most certainly an exciting bowler to watch out for. His speed and accuracy have made him constantly hog the limelight. The grit and determination on his face, the perfect run-up, and the lethal delivery make him a potent weapon that can be used by the Indian cricket team in the coming days.
After making his debut in June against Ireland in the T20Is, Umran Malik’s deliveries have constantly clocked above 150 KMPH and he has been an asset to the Indian cricket team. In this article, we take a look at the top 5 deliveries bowled by the Jammu Express:
1. SRH vs DC, IPL 2022 (157 KMPH)
Umran Malik made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut in 2022 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He impressed one and all and was the talking point of the tournament. His 157 KMPH delivery is the fastest delivery by an Indian and it broke all records. The ball came against Delhi Capitals (DC) and the ball was smashed for a four by Rovman Powell.
2. SRH vs DC, IPL 2022 (156 KMPH)
Another personal milestone for the youngster, Malik clocked 156 KMPH and sent shivers down the spines of the DC batters. It came in the same game as the one where he clocked 157 KMPH.
This ball was also smashed for a boundary by the West Indian batter. Notably, this over was the 20th over of the DC innings.
3. IND vs SL, 2022 (155 KMPH)
Umran Malik once again stole the limelight in early 2023 as he clocked a fiery delivery of 155 KMPH. He bowled this scorcher of delivery to the Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka and rattled the stumps. This was the fastest ball bowled in international cricket by an Indian.
4. SRH vs DC, IPL 2022 (154.8 KMPH)
The SRH vs DC game at the Brabourne Stadium in IPL 2022 was remembered for hosting the Jammu Express, in the form of the aggressive Umran Malik. He bowled this delivery to the Australian opener David Warner.
5. SRH vs CSK, IPL 2022 (154 KMPH)
If you had one person to impress with your express pace, then it surely would be MS Dhoni. And Umran Malik pulled off this remarkable feat as he bowled a 154 KMPH delivery to the legendary former Indian captain and wicket-keeper batter.
It was a proper tramline yorker from the 23-year-old cricketer.