Southampton: England batsman Dawid Malan has performed brilliantly in T20 international cricket against Australia and has scored at an average of around 50, but even then his team is not sure of a place. Malan said that when he plays at least 50 matches, then he can be compared to a player like Virat Kohli.
Malan, who landed at number three in the batting order, has played 16 T20 internationals so far in which he has scored 682 runs at an average of 48.71. It also includes an unbeaten century. Apart from this, recently he has shown his batting in the three-match T20 series against Australia. In the first match of the series, Malan smashed 66 runs in 43 balls, while in the second match, he scored 42 runs while in the third match he could only score 21 runs.
The 33-year-old batsman got a chance to play regularly against Pakistan and Australia in the absence of Jason Roy and Ben Stokes. Malan said, ‘The kind of player I am, I like to know what my position is in the team, so I said that when you play in the series, you know what you have to do’.
He said, “Even if the figures say something, I don’t think I am even close to Virat Kohli or other players. When I play 50 matches, I can be compared to them to some extent.’ His place in the team is not confirmed but Malan said that he can do only what is under his control and score runs when given the opportunity.
Malan said, ‘This is a tough situation. We all know how good the players who play on these batting order are. His record in the last four-five years is excellent. One has to perform consistently well to win a place in the team and win matches for England ‘.
He said, ‘I understand well that Jason and Stokes will return and in such a situation, my job is to score as many runs as possible. I have to put pressure on them, captain Eoin Morgan and the selectors’.