Malan hopes to cement his place in the England T20 side

Source : Sky Sports

England batsman Dawid Malan has been in scintillating form in T20Is having scored eight fifties and a hundred in his last 15 matches. The 33-year-old says he still faces pressure on his place with Jason Roy (injured) and Ben Stokes (absent for family reasons) likely to return to the starting XI when available.

“I want to be part of this XI but getting frustrated is not going to help me get into the team. We all know how good the players are that hold those positions – their records over the last four or five years have been fantastic.” Malan said. “For anyone to break in you have to be extremely consistent and win games of cricket for England. Hopefully, I have ticked a few boxes that (captain) Eoin (Morgan) and the selectors want.”

I am really pleased (with my form). When you get limited opportunities you have to make full use of those so to do that when you are under pressure is very satisfying. All I can do is keep scoring runs and if I score runs at the rate I am scoring them at hopefully that will make it hard for them to ignore what I’m doing.” he added. “I am aware guys like Jason and Stokesy will come back in at some point, so it’s my job to score runs and put pressure on them as well as Morgs and the selectors.”

“The goal is obviously to score as quickly as you can – it’s not something in my game plan that I want to take five balls or 10 balls to get in, it’s just the way it happens,” Malan continued. “There has been a lot written in the press about it and it’s something I have spoken to Morgs about even before this series, saying ‘is there anything you want me to do differently?”


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