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Vishal Mehra ∙ Nov 24 2022, 7:30 AM

Dawid Malan still has future in England's white-ball plans: Coach Matthew Mott


image-laup1131Malan scored a century against Australia [Source: Twitter]

The only positive from England's humiliating 0-3 defeat at the hands of Australia, Dawid Malan has found backing from coach Matthew Mott. Malan regular in England's T20I side has not been able to cement his place in the ODIs.

Malan's average in ODI stands at 50.55, and given his recent exploits Down Under, the left-handed batter might find himself on the flight to India next year with England defending their 50-overs World Cup title.

Mott, who coaches England's white-ball teams, speaking to The Yorkshire Post, revealed that the 35-year-old's play style could be utilised heading into the marquee competition.

“You can build a side around the way he plays. I think he’s got gears as well. That’s something he’s been really keen to make sure that he doesn’t get typecast too much into playing that spine of the innings role – that he can if required up the ante and read the game situation.

​I think he’s done that really well a few times for us. He’ll be a big part of the mixture for that World Cup.”

Malan faces stiff challenge in the England ODI side by former skipper Joe Root, who is no-brainer at No.3 position.