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
- 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
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.
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.