Brett Lee Feels Umran Malik Should Play More Games For India
By CricShots - Mar 23, 2023 2:22 pm
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Legendary Australian bowler, Brett Lee has urged India to allow the fiery pacer, Umran Malik to play as many games as possible instead of resting him in every second game in order to manage the young pacer properly. After his breakthrough outing in the IPL 2022 season, Umran got his maiden India cap both in ODIs and T20Is. 

Umran Malik
Umran Malik 

However, in the recently-concluded series against Australia, the young fast bowler didn’t get to play even one match. Speaking to The Times Of India, Lee showered praises on Umran as a special talent and said he reckons that the Jammu and Kashmir pacer can play in all three formats of the game for India.

Praising the pacer, Brett Lee said, “Umran Malik is a wonderful bowler. He is a special talent. If his workload is taken care of properly, he will do wonders. I believe he (Umran) can play all three formats of the game. We must manage him correctly.”

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Lee also commented that the best way to manage Umran would be to allow him to play as many games as possible instead of resting him every second match. The Australian legend also said that the young fat bowler should do light training in the gym rather than lifting heavy weights. Lee also said that Umran should work on his running hard and focus on his core strength.

Brett Lee
Brett Lee

Explaining the same, Brett Lee said, “The best way to manage him correctly is to allow him to bowl, give him as many games as possible, don’t rest him in every second game. Just don’t let him go into the gym more and lift heavy weights. He should do light muscle mass in the gym, which is important for him. He should work on his sprinting and obviously his core strengthening.”

Lee had commented before the third ODI between India and Australia and said that Umran would have been his first pick in the playing XI.

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Asserting the same, Brett Lee said, “He would have been the first pick in my team because raw pace is very hard to harness. You got to look after them but you’ve also got to throw him in the deep end at some time. Get him out there, allow him to play and let him scare a few batters around the world.”