March 24, 2023
Umran Malik

Umran Malik – Fastest Bowler in India

Umran Malik profile and biography, stats, records, averages …


Born 22 November 1999
City Jammu City, Jammu, and Kashmir, India
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
Fastest Ball 157 kmph (as marked in a game on May 6, 2022)
Team Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 24), 2021–present
Nationality Indian
Religious Belief Islam
Marital Status Unmarried
Parent  Father – Abdul Rashid

Mother – Not Mention 

Siblings One Elder Sister

One Younger Brother

Umran Malik’s Personal Life

Umran Malik

Home Town Jammu, and Kashmir, India
Religious Belief Islam
Marital Status Unmarried
Parent  Father – Abdul Rashid
Siblings One Elder SistOne Younger Brother

Umran Malik Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.) in centimeters- 180 cm

in meters- 1.80 m

in feet & inches- 5° 933

Hair Colour Black

Some Lesser Known Facts About Umar Malik

  • Umran Malik is an Indian fast bowler known to clock express speeds in a domestic-level format. Umran Malik replaced the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Thangarasu Natarajan as the latter went into complete isolation due to his COVID-19 positive report on 22 September 2021.
  • After the match on 3 October 2021, where Umran clocked 151.03 KMPH speed, the SRH team’s captain Kane Williamson termed him a special talent. He further added,
    “I suppose one of the silver linings of being where we are, is certainly not desirable, but we have been able to expose a no. of younger players and as we are saying, the talents certainly in India is a mean. There are so many young guys ready to go and get some experience and that will be so much better for their careers. Yeah, Umran is something special and great that he was able to get a run tonight, a fantastic opportunity for him.”
  • Umran Malik started playing cricket at the age of 17 at the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council in Srinagar, where he was spotted by Randhir Minhas, the head of that academy popularly known as ‘Rajan Sir’ there. During an interview, he revealed,
    “Initially, he was not quite serious about the game. He would turn up one day and then disappear for three days. And again, after a week or so, you would see him bowling at the nets. He had a passion for the game but did not take things seriously.”
  • As Umran was impressive with his pace, his coach criticized him for his casual approach to the sport. He scolded him to get serious and disciplined to pursue his dreams. Further, he described him as a raw talent with immense potential but needs more guidance. He also said.
    “Umar would clock 145-plus at the nets, and we knew that he can go far if he is mentored properly.
  • A few months later, he got selected for the U-19 Jammu and Kashmir team but was omitted from the playing eleven in every match. Expressing the disappointment, his coach said.
    “They did not give him a longer rope. So, he was disappointed, but then the challenge was to make sure that he did not lose the plot.
  • He developed his pace while playing with a tennis ball during childhood. Coming from a family who could barely afford his expenses, his father motivated him to continue with this game.
  • While he was practicing in the nets, the then coach of the Assam team and the former wicketkeeper of India, Ajay Ratra, saw him bowling in the nets. He was so impressed with his pace that he condemned the selectors for not selecting him for the Jammu & Kashmir team.
  • Umran Malik soon got selected for the Jammu & Kashmir team, where former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan was the mentor of that side.
  • Pathan and then Jammu & Kashmir’s coach Milap Mewada wanted to nurture this talent by providing full training to prepare him for the upcoming tournaments. However, in 2019, due to the protests in Kashmir for the withdrawal of Article 370, the state was under curfew. As a result, the training camp was abandoned, and the players were sent back to their homes.
  • Then Syed Ashiq Bukhari, a former IPS office and current CEO of JK CA, instructed the district police office to personally go to every player’s home and bring them safely to the camp. After getting selected in the IPL, he caught the eye of the team management when their batter and the Australian star cricketer David Warner were seen getting beaten with his raw pace.
  • Umran Malik made his T20 debut on 18 January 2021 against the Railways team in the Syed Mushtaq Trophy under the leadership of Parvez Rasool. Jammu & Kashmir, after winning the toss, opted to field first. Both Railway openers gave the team a solid start of 104 runs. On the very first delivery of the 14th over, Umran sent their captain Karn Sharma (bowled) back to the pavilion. Three balls later, he dismissed Mrunal Devdhar on a score of 57. He then took another wicket in the 16th over, thus completing his spell of four overs, conceding 24 runs for three wickets with a decent economy rate of 6.00. Jammu & Kashmir won the match with more than four overs to spare.
  • A month later, he made his List-A debut against the Bengal team on 22 February in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Videocon Academy Ground (Kolkata). He conceded 98 runs in his spell of ten overs with an economy rate of 9.8 but managed to take one wicket in that match. Jammu, on the other side, lost the match by 82 runs.
  • Umran Malik got selected in the playing eleven for the injured Sandeep Sharma in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Stadium. Sunrisers scored 115 runs while batting first. In reply, Kolkata was 11 for no loss when Umar came to bowl in the fourth over. He conceded nine runs in his first over with a speed average of 145 mph. In a full quota of four overs, he conceded 27 runs with an economy of 6.75.
  • Though Sunrisers lost the match, Umran’s bowling won everybody’s heart.
  • Umran Bowled his fastest ball with a speed of 157 kmph in a match against Delhi Capitals on 6 May, 2022.

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