Malan wants to keep pressure up on England regulars


England batsman Dawid Malan believes he can make himself hard to ignore for consideration in the ODI and Test formats through his run-scoring exploits around the world, reports Cricbuzz.

While Malan has good reason to feel comfortable in the England Twenty20 set-up considering his noteworthy comeback efforts against New Zealand - he scored two fifties along with his maiden T20I hundred, jumping to third spot in the T20 rankings - the same isn’t the case in the other two formats.

Malan has certainly made his presence felt for Cumilla Warriors in the ongoing Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League scoring 300 runs in six games averaging 75 runs that includes a hundred and a fifty.

“I think as a player you want to be playing international cricket. You want to be in a fixed position in the international team,” Malan said. 

“But the England team has such a strong group of players that have been around for the last four years. To break into that team is extremely hard and the only way to do so is to score runs not only in these leagues but in every opportunity you get,” he said.

“Hopefully I keep scoring runs here, keep scoring runs wherever I play and if I get an opportunity to play for England again to put pressure on the guys there. Because ultimately, just because someone has played for four years doesn't mean if you are playing well you can't push them out,” he said.