Player: Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan

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NameDawid Malan
BornSeptember 03, 1987
Roehampton, England
Age35 years 201 days
TeamsEngland, Middlesex, Dhaka Dynamites, England Lions, Peshawar Zalmi, Barisal Bulls, South, Nelson Mandela Bay Stars, Khulna Titans, Cape Town Blitz, Sindhis, Qalandars, Cumilla Warriors, Islamabad United, Yorkshire, Jaffna Stallions, Hobart Hurricanes, Team Buttler, Pune Devils, Punjab Kings, Trent Rockets, Sussex, The Chennai Braves, Sharjah Warriors, Comilla Victorians
Bat StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowl StyleRight-arm legbreak
Batting Statistics
Bowling Statistics
BBI33 / 25 / 127 / 1-
BBM33 / 25 / 127 / 1-
Dawid Malan is a late bloomer in the international circuit. The Roehampton-born left-handed batsman has been a consistent performer for Middlesex for more than a decade and the national honours was a just reward for sheer consistency.

A pivotal part of the Lord's based Middlesex county, Malan's sheer volume of runs spoke for himself, although a middling first-class average of 37.80 kept him distantly low in the queue for a national call-up. He had announced his arrival with a stylish 51-ball 103, which was termed by his then Middlesex captain, Ed Joyce, as one of the finest ever T20 innings played from a 20-year old.

However, Malan could never achieve the heights in first-class cricket and it wasn't until 2014 that he finished a season with an average greater than 40. 2016 turned out to be a turning point in his career though as he plundered an unbeaten 126-ball 185 against Sri Lanka A in Northampton - a record score for the Lions.

Malan received a call-up to the national T20 team for the three-match series against South Africa in 2017 and promptly responded with a swashbuckling 44-ball 78 on debut, for which he was named Man of the Match.. England's floundering batting meant a spot in the middle-order opened up and Malan was called mid-way through the South Africa Tests. Up against a quality visiting attack, Malan made just 35 runs from four innings - at a poor average of 9.75. He however followed it up with a much better series against West Indies, scoring 154 runs, including two half-centuries.

With a Test average of 23.6, Malan was selected for the Ashes series in 2017-18. In a tour, where the England team was drubbed 4-0 by Australia, Malan's performance with the bat was a bright spot for the visitors. He registered his maiden Test ton at the WACA in Perth and crossed fifty on three other instances.The left-handed batsman played to his limitations and adapted to the different situations. He racked up 383 runs in nine innings averaging above 40 and ended up as the leading run-getter, and by far the best batter for his side in the series.

Little known facts:
- Born in London, Malan grew up in South Africa.
- His father and brother have played first-class cricket.
- He made his first class debut at the age of 18 for Boland, before being picked by Middlesex.
- Sporting heroes: Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher.