Before Indian polisher Wasim Jaffer thinks the ODI format is more suitable for young speed enthusiasts Umran Malikbowling style of the T20Is. He points out that speeders can use the short ball much more effectively in ODI.
Umran, 23, made his ODI debut against New Zealand on Friday, November 25, in Auckland during the tournament. first match of the series of three games. He had a mixed day eliminating Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell, but proved expensive and conceded 66 times in his 10 rounds.
In addition to Umran, left winger Arshdeep Singh also made his ODI debut in the same match. Reviewing the performance of both newcomers, Jaffer said in a discussion about ESPNcric information:
“This format is more suitable for Umran Malik than T20I. We’ve seen in IPL that he doesn’t have many variations to this format. Here, he can use the short ball well. Arshdeep will get used to it. He’s a quality pitcher and he’ll adapt pretty quickly.”
Sharing his thoughts, New Zealand driver Mitchell McClenaghan admitted that both Umran and Arshdeep were hoping for a slightly better performance on their one-day debut. He further explained:
“Both of the debutants will be hoping for a little more. Malik has a few weak points and looks very dangerous in patches. I’ve been watching Arshdeep for a while and he’s a very talented pitcher. He will become extremely important for India, not only leading up to this World Cup but also for many years to come.”
While Umran managed a few balls, Arshdeep was unsuccessful and also conceded many times. He registered the number 0/68 from 8.1 passes.
“I will want to play Kuldeep Yadav” – Wasim Jaffer suggests a change for the 2nd ODI
Team India is not expected to make too many modifications for the second ODI, as it is a three-match series.
However, Jaffer suggested a change in the bowling lineup, hitting Kuldeep Yadav ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal. He talk that:
“I would want to play Kuldeep Yadav just because he brings a bit of mystery. He swings it both ways and he’s also in good form. India has a problem because they don’t have a Friday bowling option. That can be a worry.
“Arshdeep and Umran just played their first ODI. Lots of inexperience for this format. I would love to see Kuldeep instead of Chahal.”
Incidentally, Kuldeep was the Man of the Match with a score of 4/18 in his last ODI, against South Africa in Delhi in October this year.