IND vs SL: "Umran Malik will not have T20 cricket as his best layout

India will take on Sri Lanka in the first T20I of the 3-way series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3

Pace bowling sensation Umran Malik has been covered within the restricted squad.

Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer believes that the Jammu and Kashmir pacer will not be the best within the T20 format.

Umran Malik made his Indian Major League (IPL) debut and took a leap forward in the next season. 

The right arm pacer was converted to a fast track in Indian T20I setup and has not started on a high track

Speaking to ESPNcricinfo ahead of the India-Sri Lanka T20I series, Wasim Jaffer is expecting Harshal Patel to return to the Indian group

Jaffer said he was "tempted" to add Malik as he throws 145 to 150 clicks, but chose Patel because he offers experience and hitting intensity.

“I was tempted to include Umran Malik in my XI because you would love to have a pacer that played between 145 and 150 clicks

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