November 30, 2022

Umran Malik 2.0? J&K pacer Waseem Bashir bamboozles batters with 150 kmph deliveries in viral clip

A clip of 22-year J&K pacer Waseem Bashir tormenting batters with his 150 kmph deliveries…

A clip of 22-year J&K pacer Waseem Bashir tormenting batters with his 150 kmph deliveries has gone viral on social media |courtesy-screengrab

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Umran Malik is one of the most exciting players in Indian cricket
  • Umran is expected to a vital part of India’s future in all 3 formats
  • Young J&K pacer Waseem Bashir has caught the eyes of the world
Umran Malik is a name that has got the entire Indian cricket fraternity excited with his raw pace. The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) pacer was one of the standout bowlers of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season and finished as the league’s fourth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

More than his impressive wicket tally, it was his raw pace that caught the attention of cricket fans around the country. Umran constantly crossed the 150 kmph mark on the speedometer which is something not many Indian pacers have achieved in the past.

Umran was considered as an ‘x-factor’ by many across the Indian cricket fraternity and a lot of fans and ex-players called for his inclusion in the Indian T20 World Cup. Umran did manage to play 3 T20Is for the national team but did not manage to make the flight to Australia. However, he is widely considered as the future of the Indian bowling attack across formats and has been selected for the ongoing New Zealand series.

While Umran has got the world excited, it looks like he might just be the first of many to come out of J&K. In a video that has gone viral on social media, 22-year-old Waseem Bashir has been seen tormenting batters with high-pace deliveries that are likely to be nearing the 150 kmph mark.

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Who is Bashir?

Bashir is currently part of the J&K U-25 team and has caught the eyes of cricket fans. It will be interesting to see if any IPL team takes a punt on him in the 2023 IPL mini-auction like SRH did with Umran in the 2021 season. The auction for the 16th edition of the world’s richest cricket league will take place on December 23 in Kochi. Umran has been expectedly retained by SRH going into the 2023 season while the 2016 champions look to overhaul their squad after failing to make the playoffs in 2021 and 2022.