|Full name||Dawid Johannes Malan|
3 September 1987|
Roehampton, Greater London
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Bowling||Right arm leg break|
Dawid Malan Sr. (father)|
Charl Malan (brother)
|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|
Source: Cricinfo, 3 September 2018
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.
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.
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. 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.
In June 2017, he was named in England's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against South Africa. He made 78 on his T20I debut for England against South Africa on 25 June 2017. England won the match and Malan adjudged 'man of the match' for his batting performance.
In July 2017, Malan was added to England's Test squad, ahead of the third Test against South Africa. 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. 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. 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.