Dawid Malan feared he would never make international debut

Jun 27, 2017, 17:43 IST | PA Sport

England hero Dawid Malan feared that he would never get the chance to grace the international arena

England hero Dawid Malan feared that he would never get the chance to grace the international arena.

Malan produced a match-winning performance in the NatWest International Series decider against South Africa on Sunday -- his 78 from 44 balls making him England’s highest-ever scorer on Twenty20 debut.

"I didn't think this day would come," Malan said.

"I actually had a chat about two-and-a-half months ago with Adam after the North v South games which I contributed really well to.

"Then they (England) rested a few players for the Ireland matches.

"I spoke to Adam (Voges) and said ‘Look, I don’t know what else I can do. I can only score so many runs in the games that I’m given’. He gave me a few tips as he was in the same position with regards to Test cricket in Australia.

"He was a late bloomer so he told me what he did. Fortunately I was given another chance and I took it."

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