After he led England to a series sweep over South Africa with a sparkling 99 not out on Tuesday night, we ask where is Dawid Malan from as well as taking a look at his cricketing career so far.

Dawid Johannes Malan was born in Roehampton in London on 3 September 1987, making him 33 years old.

Where is Dawid Malan from?
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Those who have seen the left-handed batsman interviewed are likely to have picked up on a South African twang to his accent. And he has plenty of ties to the country.

Where is Dawid Malan from?

His father (also named Dawid) played cricket for Western Province B and Northern Transvaal B. Dawid and his brother Charl were educated at the famous Paarl Boys’ High School in Western Cape Province.

Dawid also began his first-class career in South Africa. He debuted for Boland in an SAA Provincial Challenge match against Border at Paarl in February 2006.

He soon made the move back to the country of his birth, though, signing for Middlesex. Malan made his maiden T20 appearance against Surrey in July of the same year.

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More than a decade of grafting on the county circuit followed before Malan was finally given an opportunity at international level. He appeared against, you guessed it, South Africa, in Tests and T20Is in 2017.

Aside from an excellent 140 in an Ashes defeat in Perth, his Test career never really got going. Despite impressing in red-ball cricket since moving to Yorkshire, Malan hasn’t featured in a five-day contest for more than two years.

However, his performances in the shortest format of the game have been nothing short of spectacular.

Malan smashed 78 off 44 balls on debut against South Africa and hasn’t looked back since.

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19 games into his T20I career, he has scored nine fifties and a century at an average of 53.43, while striking at 149.47.

His scores of 55 and 99 not out were instrumental in England’s victories in their last two matches. Less than a year from the 2021 World Cup in India, their number three sits atop the ICC batting rankings with the highest rating ever achieved in the format.

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