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White-ball Cricket Can be as Recognized as Test Dawid Malan

White-ball Cricket Can be Recognized as Test – Dawid Malan: England batsman Dawid Malan said that there is more emphasis given to Test cricket than white-ball cricket with regard to ECB’s contract system.

The veteran cricketer was awarded a full-fledged contract for the period from October 2021 to Sept 2022.

However, he did lose his place in the Test side after England slipped to a 0-4 loss in the Ashes 2021-22. Subsequently, Malan was demoted to an incremental contract for the period October 2022 to September 2023.

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“There’s obviously a slightly strange system with the contracting system,” Malan said in a presser. “It seems heavily led towards red-ball cricket when you have players that play one or two formats of the white-ball game. They are decisions that I don’t make but ultimately. It puts you in tough situations if you’re not contracted and you’re losing finances playing in tournaments in the winter,” he added.

“Hopefully, white-ball cricket can get recognized as Test cricket does. You have players here who have been leading wicket-takers for England that don’t have a contract. But those are decisions that I don’t make. Keys and I have had that chat already.

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“As players, we’d like to be rewarded for our performances for England. You’d guess that’s what contracts are for; and if you’re ranked top five in the world for three years, you’d hope you’d get recognized with a white-ball contract. But that’s just how it works. It’s still an honor to play for England. And you want to play and win as many games as you can for England.”

Malan has also been asked to bat at different positions in the order over the last 12 months in T20Is. Malan said that it is all about being flexible, with the game situation deciding the batting order.

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“I feel like I’ve proved my point a hell of a lot before. The situation of the game just changed. We were flexible in the last World Cup: I batted No. 5 in one of the games and didn’t bat in the first game either because they wanted to get the run rate [up]. It is what it is; we’re all flexible. As soon as we get a good start, the whole team pretty much pads up and waits for a nod.”

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