"Need To Be Realistic...": Indian Cricket Team Coach Rahul Dravid's Big Statement On Umran Malik

The KL Rahul-led side started practicing for the series on Monday. Umran Malik impressed one and all with his performances in the IPL 

as he took 22 wickets for SunRisers Hyderabad, and clocked the second-fastest delivery of the season at 157kmph.

So it needs to be seen whether he is a given a chance in the first T20I against the Proteas.

Head coach Rahul Dravid spoke to reporters during a press conferene at Arun Jaitley Stadium 

 he gave his take on the pacer from Jammu and what he can bring to the table.

"Yeah, it is exciting. He certainly bowled quick and with pace. Another thing which has been interesting for me watching the IPL

from the outside is the number of Indian bowlers bowling fast. And obviously, being coach of all three formats of the game,

I would love to see that translated into the longer formats of the game.

But it is brilliant in terms of watching Umran in the nets, you can see that he has got that pace," said Dravid.