PAK vs ENG: It’s Always A Challenge Playing Against Pakistan: Dawid Malan

Updated - 18 Sep 2022, 01:57 PM

Dawid Malan
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The England cricket team reached Pakistan for the historic 7-match T20I series. The series is England’s first tour of Pakistan in 17 years; England last visited Pakistan in 2005.

David Malan and Phil Salt, two explosive batsmen, are among the English players who played in the PSL before making their international debut for England. 

Dawid Malan
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‘Fantastic Side’ And Pakistan Has All Bases Covered – David Malan

Flamboyant England batsman David Malan called Pakistan a “fantastic side” with “all bases covered”. He said that playing against Pakistan is always a challenge and it is difficult to beat them in their country.

“Pakistan, out here, is a fantastic team. They have got all the bases covered. For many of us, it’s the first time in Pakistan and, for others, we have been here a couple of times.

“It’s about us sharing the experience of the wickets and conditions and giving as much knowledge to the rest of the guys who haven’t been here,” Malan was quoted as saying in a press conference.

Malan said that the players who have already visited Pakistan are well aware of the conditions and inform their teammates about how things could be. Having already played in the PSL, Malan has a good understanding of the conditions in the Asian country.

Dawid Malan
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Malan made his PSL debut in the inaugural edition of PSL in 2016. Malan continued with the Peshawar Zalmi squad the following season as they won the tournament for the first time. Later that year, Malan made his T20 international debut for England, followed by his Test debut.

It’s Always Challenge Playing Against Pakistan – Dawid Malan

“Lahore and Karachi have different wickets. Karachi can be skiddy while Lahore can be bouncy and a bit stickier. It’s always a challenge playing against Pakistan,” he added.

The first four matches will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi from September 20 to September 25 and the last three games will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore from September 28 to October 2.

England will also return to Pakistan in December for a three-match Test series in Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi.

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