Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan
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Personal information
Full name Dawid Johannes Malan
Born (1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 31)
Roehampton, Greater London
Nickname AC
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right arm leg break
Role Middle-order batsman
Relations Dawid Malan Sr. (father)
Charl Malan (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 677) 27 July 2017 v South Africa
Last Test 1 August 2018 v India
T20I debut (cap 81) 25 June 2017 v South Africa
Last T20I 18 February 2018 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no. 29
Domestic team information
2005/06 Boland
2006–present Middlesex
2016–2017 Peshawar Zalmi
2016/17 Barisal Bulls
Career statistics
Competition Test T20I FC LA
Matches 15 5 170 143
Runs scored 724 250 9,975 4,938
Batting average 27.84 50.00 36.94 41.84
100s/50s 1/6 0/4 21/55 10/24
Top score 140 78 182* 185*
Balls bowled 156 12 3,583 1,203
Wickets 0 1 53 38
Bowling average 27.00 41.47 30.26
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/27 5/61 4/25
Catches/stumpings 11/– 1/– 178/– 47/–
Source: Cricinfo, 3 September 2018

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

Domestic career[]

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] 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]

International career[]

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]


  1. ^ Second Eleven Championship, 2007 - Most Runs
  2. ^ Cricinfo - Two England captains fail with the bat
  3. ^ "Dawid Malan". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Most runs in an innings (by batting position)". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2018-08-09. 
  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. 

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