Dawid Malan Bio

Dawid Johannes Malan was born in Roehampton, London, on September 3, 1987. He is a member of the England and Middlesex cricket teams. He bats left-handed and bowls leg-spin rarely.

His father (also called Dawid) was a right-arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman who competed in South African and English domestic cricket.

Background

In 2006, he was a member of the MCC Young Cricketers and Boland in South Africa (2005/2006 season). After that, he joined Middlesex. On 7 July 2006, he made his 1st XI debut against Surrey in a Twenty20 Cup match at The Oval.

By 2007, Malan had amassed 969 runs at an average of 51 in the Second XI Championship. He made his first-class debut for Middlesex in June 2008, scoring 132*.

On July 8, 2008, Malan became the 24th player to score a century in the Twenty20 Cup, scoring 103 off 54 balls against the Lancashire Lightning in the quarter-final match.

Malan owns the world record for the highest ever individual score in a T20 (103), which he achieved when batting at number six.

Debut

He was named in England’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad in June 2017 for the series against South Africa. On his T20I debut for England against South Africa on June 25, 2017, he scored 78 runs. Malan was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his batting effort as England won the match.

In July 2017, Malan was appointed to England’s Test squad ahead of the third Test against South Africa. He made his Test debut as a no. 5 batsman against South Africa on July 27, 2017. He only had one run before being bowled out by Kagiso Rabada with a yorker.

Rise to Glory

In the 2017-18 Ashes series, which Australia won 4-0, Malan was England’s best batsman. During the third Test at the WACA in Perth, he scored his first Test century. His century was the first in the series by an England batsman.

Club Career

Malan played for Peshawar Zalmi in the first season of the Pakistan Super League in 2015, in addition to playing Middlesex in county cricket. He remained with Zalmi the next season and claimed the tournament.

Given the current security situation in Pakistan, he was part of a select group of international players who decided to play in the final in Lahore.

In IPL punjab bought at base price at 1 crore.

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