England vs India: Dawid Malan reveals the best way to get into the national team

Malan has been in decent touch in the English domestic season.

Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan of England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Prior to today’s match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, the home team was hit with a massive blow. Alex Hales, one of their star batsmen, was ruled out of the match owing to a side injury. Hales has been a prolific run scorer at the venue with scores of 171 and 147 versus Pakistan and Australia in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

He wasn’t seen in the nets yesterday that raised doubts over his participation in the contest. Left-handed batsman Dawid Malan has been called in as his cover. Following his selection, Malan opened up and talked about the necessities in order to remain on the radar of the national selectors while adding humour to his words.

“I think the only way I am getting in is if someone falls down the stairs or if three people fall down. It’s nice to be in and around the team and to be around if people do go down and get injured. The only you can get around and push away into the team is to be around the squad.

You can score as many runs as in county cricket, but if you aren’t around the squad, then you are not going to get that opportunity,” Malan was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

Malan’s decent enough career

Malan has been in decent touch in the English domestic season. In the first-class tournament, he has notched 303 runs at an average of 43.28 along with two half-centuries and one century. The 30-year old played only match in the One-Day Cup and scored 10 runs.

He is yet to make his ODI debut but has an experience of 14 Tests and five T20Is. For the time being, the team management would be hoping for Hales to recover at the earliest and take charge on the cricket pitch.

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