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Dawid Malan interview: ‘Being world No. 1 does not mean you can score 40-ball tons every time’

Dawid Malan speaks about juggling his Test ambitions with his T20 prowess, the learnings that he will take from the IPL to the T20 World Cup and his game plan for the league.

At 33, Dawid Malan will be a late debutant at the Indian Premier League (IPL). Yet, his giant reputation in the shortest format of the game–he is, after all, the ICC’s number one ranked T20 batsman in the world–means the expectations are high from Punjab Kings’ latest recruit.

He has achieved a mind boggling T20I average of 50.15 and a strike-rate of 144.31 since making his international debut four years ago. Malan’s true ambition lies elsewhere–he wants to be a mainstay in Tests.

In this interview, Malan speaks about juggling his Test ambitions with his T20 prowess, the learnings that he will take from the IPL to the T20 World Cup and his game plan for the league.

First and foremost you have to be good enough to be picked in this tournament. When you don’t play regular international tournaments, it’s tough to break in especially with not a lot of English head coaches in the IPL. That’s why you see a lot of Australians play in general, because there are so many Australian coaches.

Source: Hidustan Times

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