Mumbai: It’s Finally here the more than 2-month-long tournament is finally near to closure. Although the Pip is yet to come with the qualifier being scheduled on Tuesday.
Before that, two eliminated teams will be facing each other today at 7:30 PM in match number 70 of the Tata IPL 2022, to be played at Wankhede stadium to give their fans some happy memories to cherish before they go off-field for this season.
What to look out for in this game: “Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotihi” is the motto of IPL and it very much stands by it. Let’s talk about players from today’s game who got their maiden India call for India’s T20 against South Africa starting 9th June.
Umran Malik: “Son You have made me proud” were the words of Umran Malik’s father when Times of India asked him about his conversation with his son after a magnificent IPL performance. The Pace Sensation from Jammu-Kashmir is not only among the four players(Bumrah, Hasranga, Chahal, Umran) who picked a fifer this season but also stands 5th in the list of most wickets with 21 wickets in 16 games.
156.9 kph is the fastest delivery of IPL 2022 which Malik had bowled against Delhi Capitals.
The pacer would have been successful in impressing the selectors however, cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra feels otherwise “Umran Malik isn’t quite ready to represent India anymore. Of course, we’re all enthusiastic to see him bowl 150 strikes; that’s what we’re most enthusiastic about.”
“But I believe the kid is still raw; he is still learning the ropes. He will play for India at some point, but I do not believe he is ready yet. I’m not saying this because the last two games have been mediocre”
“But I believe the kid is still raw; he is still learning the ropes. He will play for India at some point, but I do not believe he is ready yet. I’m not saying this because the last two games have been mediocre” Chopra said on ESPNcricinfo’s ‘Mute Me a week ago. Umran is the second player from Jammu and Kashmir to represent India after Parvez Rasool.
Arshdeep Singh:10 wickets in 13 games are what Arshdeep Singh contributed this season.The numbers might not seem to be exceptional however, he bowled a lot in the death overs, and his Yorkers probably awestruck the selectors.”He bowls yorkers at will in the death overs. I believe a left-arm pacer of this calibre should get a chance to play for India sooner rather than later,” Harbhajan Singh had said about the young talent.
India’s T20 squad for the South Africa tour: T20I Squad – KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(VC) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
Live streaming for Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad begins at 7:30 PM at Star sports and Disney Hotstar at Wankhede stadium.