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Dawid Malan itching to restate his credentials after season in the wilderness

Dawid Malan

Ben Stokes
Jos Buttler
Moeen Ali
Jason Roy
Ed Smith

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West Indies

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St Lucia

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He has made four half-centuries in his five T20I appearances with an excellent strike-rate of 150.60 and yet, even now, with England resting four members (Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Jason Roy) of the first choice T20 side, he is not absolutely guaranteed a spot in the team.Even more than that, he finished the 2017-18 Ashes as England's leading run-scorer (he made 383 runs at an average of 42.55 and recorded a maiden Test century in what he referred to as a "breakthrough winter") only to be dropped after the first Test against India.So while he accepts that his place on the periphery is a result of England's batting depth in white-ball cricket, he also hints he believes he might have been given a bit more of an extended run in either the Test or T20 side."You always want to play more and, when you average 50 with a strike-rate of 150, you do, probably selfishly, think you should be playing a bit more," Malan said as England prepared for the first match of the series in St Lucia on Tuesday."I think the hardest thing was, after that winter - the breakthrough winter - to have five innings and then be out of all three formats was pretty tough.

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