We Need To Appreciate What We’ve Got In Dawid Malan: Graeme Swann

We Need To Appreciate What We’ve Got In Dawid Malan: Graeme Swann


Former England spinner Graeme Swann has come out in help of the underfire English No.3 in T20I cricket, Dawid Malan after the southpaw endured a poor run within the recently-concluded T20I collection in India.

Dawid Malan, who had come into the five-match T20I collection towards India driving excessive on confidence due to his insane consistency and his numero-uno spot within the T20I rankings, noticed his status take a beating as he struggled towards the spinners.

The English No.3 managed a mere 148 runs in his 5 outings at a median of 37 and at a poor strike price of simply over 120 with three out of 4 dismissals coming towards spin.

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Dawid Malan, Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar Clean Bowls Dawid Malan. (Photo: BCCI)

He did smash a 46-ball 68 within the collection decider however most of these runs got here towards the seamers in the course of the powerplay and as soon as the spinners received into the thick of issues, he failed to attain on the similar tempo.

With the T20I World Cup set to happen in India and his struggles towards spin or sluggish bowling uncovered, Malan has are available in for lots of criticism from followers and pundits, who’ve referred to as for the inclusion of Joe Root within the staff forward of the southpaw.

However, Graeme Swann feels that followers want to understand the talents and achievements of Dawid Malan and never overtly criticize him after one poor collection.

“We’ve got a player who has got to world no. 1 in the format in a short amount of time, averaging 50 plus. He’s never played in India before, and then after two games, people are slating him,” Metro.co.uk quoted Graeme Swann.

“Honestly, it makes me shake my head sometimes. We need to appreciate what we’ve got in Dawid Malan. We’ve got someone who’s the world no. 1; he’s doing everything right. Yes, he didn’t have a brilliant series, but he scored runs in the last game (68 off 46 balls) and batted brilliantly. So it makes me shake my head, to be honest. I definitely don’t buy into it.” added Swann.

Despite a poor collection, Dawid Malan managed to retain his No.1 spot within the T20I rankings for batsmen. In 24 T20Is, Malan has 1003 runs towards his title at a median of fifty.15 and a strike price of 144.32 which incorporates 10 50s and 100.

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