Umran Malik should play for India in T20 WC: Brett Lee

Former Australia international Brett Lee has expressed his disappointment and shock at Umran Malik and Cameron Green not getting picked up by their respective sides for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

The speedster who was recently seen for Australia Legends in the Road Safety World Series 2022 has said that the Jammu & Kashmir pacer could have done a lot of damage in the Australian conditions, as the pitches often provide pace and extra bounce.

The 22-year-old made his India debut earlier this year but was very expensive in all the three matches that he played against Ireland and England. However, his performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has shown that the youngster has got the talent to make it count on the international stage. This is one of the reasons why the former Australia pace spearhead wanted Umran to be a part of the India squad for the multi-nation tournament.

“I would love to see Umran Malik unleashed in Australia, yes. So, to me the big surprises of his T20 World Cup – Umran Malik for India, I think he should play,” said Lee.