Dawid Malan

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Dawid Malan
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Personal information
Full nameDawid Johannes Malan
Born (1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 32)
Roehampton, Greater London, England
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
BowlingRight-arm leg break
RoleMiddle-order batsman
RelationsDawid Malan Sr (father)
Charl Malan (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 677)27 July 2017 v South Africa
Last Test1 August 2018 v India
Only ODI (cap 254)3 May 2019 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 81)25 June 2017 v South Africa
Last T20I8 November 2019 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no.29
Domestic team information
2013–2015Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club
2016–2017; 2019–presentPeshawar Zalmi
2016/17Barisal Bulls
2017–presentKhulna Titans
2018Cape Town Blitz
Career statistics
Competition Test T20I FC LA
Matches 15 9 188 149
Runs scored 724 458 11,229 5,135
Batting average 27.84 57.25 37.43 41.41
100s/50s 1/6 1/5 25/59 10/25
Top score 140 103* 199 185*
Balls bowled 156 12 4,057 1,347
Wickets 0 1 59 40
Bowling average 27.00 41.20 32.75
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/27 5/61 4/25
Catches/stumpings 11/– 2/– 198/– 51/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 November 2019

Dawid Johannes Malan (/ˈdɑːvɪd məˈlæn/ DAH-vid mə-LAN; born 3 September 1987) is an English cricketer who plays for England and Yorkshire.

He is the only male cricketer to have scored Test and T20I hundreds for England.[citation needed]

Domestic career[edit]

Malan is a left-handed batsman and occasional leg-spin bowler who originally represented Boland in South Africa (2005/2006 season) and the MCC Young Cricketers in 2006. He joined Middlesex on 7 July 2006 and he made his 1st XI debut in a Twenty20 Cup tie versus Surrey at The Oval on the same day.

In 2007 Malan was the top run scorer in the Second XI Championship with 969 runs at 51.00.[1] He made his first-class debut for Middlesex in June 2008, scoring 132 not out.[2]

His father (also called Dawid) represented Western Province B, Northern Transvaal B and Teddington, as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler.[3]

On 8 July 2008, Malan hit the 24th century in the history of the Twenty20 Cup after compiling 103 off 54 balls in the quarter-final against the Lancashire Lightning. This made him the first player to score a century batting at number six in a T20 match and he held the record for the highest score at the position until July 2018.[4] He played List-A domestic cricket for Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club in the Dhaka Premier League of Bangladesh for two seasons from 2013–15, contributing with both bat and ball.

Malan played for Peshawar Zalmi in the first season of PSL and continued with them the following season in which they won the Final played in Lahore. He was part of a very select group of foreign players who agreed to play in the Final, due to terrorism threats afflicting Pakistan for several years and as a result of this he gained a fan following in Pakistan.

On 1 February 2018, he was appointed as Middlesex captain across all three formats.[5] He stepped down following the 2019 season.

On 4 November 2019, he signed a four-year contract to represent Yorkshire from the 2020 season.

International career[edit]

In June 2017, he was named in England's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against South Africa.[6] He made 78 on his T20I debut for England against South Africa on 25 June 2017.[7] England won the match and Malan adjudged 'man of the match' for his batting performance.[8]

In July 2017, Malan was added to England's Test squad, ahead of the third Test against South Africa.[9] He made his Test debut for England against South Africa on 27 July 2017 as a no. 5 batsman. He made 1, before being bowled out by a yorker from Kagiso Rabada.[10] In the second innings he was dismissed for 10 – an unimpressive debut compared to his T20 debut the previous month. He also failed to impress in his second Test, raising questions over his Test future.[11] However, he managed to keep his place for the series against the West Indies and was able to score his maiden test fifty, helping England to win in their first day-night test.[12]

During the 3rd Ashes Test Match at the WACA, Malan scored his maiden Test century. His 100 was also the first century in the series from the England team.[13]

In April 2019, Malan was added to England's One Day International (ODI) squad for their one-off match against Ireland. He made his ODI debut for England against Ireland on 3 May 2019.[14]

On 8 November 2019, in the fourth T20I against New Zealand, Malan scored his first century, and the fastest by an England batsman in a T20I match, from just 48 balls.[15]

T20 franchise cricket[edit]

Malan played for Barishal Bulls in the 4th season of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) t20 during 2016. He was a regular feature as one of the overseas picks in the teams playing 11.

lIn October 2018, he was named in Cape Town Blitz's squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[16][17] Later the same month, he was named in the squad for the Khulna Titans team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[18] In November 2019, he was selected to play for the Cumilla Warriors in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.[19]


  1. ^ "Second Eleven Championship, 2007 Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com.
  2. ^ "Two England captains fail with the bat". Espncricinfo.com. 29 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Dawid Malan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Most runs in an innings (by batting position)". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Dawid Malan: England batsman appointed Middlesex captain". BBC Sport. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Livingstone, Crane in England T20 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  7. ^ "South Africa tour of England, 3rd T20I: England v South Africa at Cardiff, Jun 25, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Malan debut onslaught sets up England series win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  9. ^ "England squad named for Third Investec Test against South Africa". Ecb.co.uk. England and Wales Cricket Board. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  10. ^ "3rd Test, South Africa tour of England at London, Jul 27-Jul 31". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  11. ^ Marks, Vic (27 July 2017). "Alastair Cook props up wobbly England amid South Africa's pace barrage". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Dawid Malan: England batsman 'knew' form would 'turn around' after making 65". BBC Sport. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Ashes: Dawid Malan hits maiden Test century on day one in Perth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Only ODI, England tour of Ireland at Dublin, May 3 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Dawid Malan hits England's fastest Twenty20 century as tourists post record total against New Zealand". Evening Standard. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  18. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  19. ^ "BPL draft: Tamim Iqbal to team up with coach Mohammad Salahuddin for Dhaka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2019.

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