Umran Malik was picked in the squad for the ODI series against Australia. However, he did not play a single match in the series. The Former Aussie bowler Brett Lee says that he should not be rested so he can play all formats of the game.
Bret Lee on Umran Malik
“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,”
The former Australian fast bowler further added that
“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. Umran Malik should work on his sprinting and obviously his core strengthening,”
Lee’s words on Bumrah
“I wouldn’t say it makes it weak. I would definitely say that it leaves a whole in there. And I mean this as a compliment because he is that good. Bumrah has got a wonderful record. Unfortunately for him, he has had that worrying back issue for quite sometime now. The only advice I would say is that with his run up being so short. He has to find that pace and power out of his action. Where I think, maybe now in due course he might extend his run up.“