Player Profile

Dawid Johannes Malan
England
Born September 03, 1987 ( 33 Yrs )
Birth Place Roehampton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in
Known As AC
Player Role Batsman
Player Bat Style Left Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm legbreak

Career Information - Teams

England, 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


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

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.


Career

TEST debut vs South Africa at Kennington Oval, Jul 27, 2017
Last TEST vs India at Edgbaston, Aug 01, 2018
ODI debut vs Ireland at The Village, May 03, 2019
Last ODI vs Ireland at The Village, May 03, 2019
T20 debut vs South Africa at Sophia Gardens, Jun 25, 2017
Last T20 vs Australia at The Rose Bowl, Sep 08, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 1 1 0 24 24 24 30 80 0 0 0 3 0
T20 16 16 2 682 103 48.71 465 146.67 1 0 7 72 24
Test 15 26 0 724 140 27.85 1762 41.09 1 0 6 97 1
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 1 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
T20 16 1 12 27 1 27/1 27/1 13.5 27 12 0 0
Test 15 5 156 70 0 7/0 7/0 2.69 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0