Dawid Malan vows England won't go through motions in last three matches at the World Cup... as batsman admits: 'Our careers are on the line here!'

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  • England batsman Dawid Malan has stood retired during a miserable month
  • He wants to usage lucifer against Australia to reconstruct pridefulness successful nan team
  • England could beryllium eliminated from nan World Cup earlier Saturday's fixture

By Lawrence Booth for nan Daily Mail

Published: 14:00 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 16:51 EDT, 31 October 2023

Dawid Malan believes England will walk nan past 3 games of their disastrous World Cup playing not conscionable for their ain careers but for nan early of caput coach Matthew Mott.

During an different miserable month, Malan has stood out, scoring much runs (236), and hitting much fours and sixes (31 and six), than immoderate of his team-mates.

But he said he was alert of nan unit being heaped connected Mott, and wants to usage Saturday’s lucifer against Australia to reconstruct pridefulness to a squad who person performed thing for illustration world champions.


‘Whenever you person a mediocre campaign, location is ever personification who’s going to beryllium targeted - whether it beryllium nan captain, players, coach aliases selectors,’ said Malan.

‘The only measurement we tin get nan sound disconnected nan coach is by performing. And it is up to america to triumph these adjacent 3 games and return that communicative away, because we person not performed.’

Dawid Malan vows England won’t spell done motions successful past 3 matches astatine nan World Cup 

Pressure is mounting connected England caput coach Matthew Mott aft a disastrous World Cup

England whitethorn yet spell into nan lucifer against Australia pinch their destiny already sealed. If New Zealand hit South Africa connected Wednesday, and Afghanistan hit nan Netherlands connected Friday, their mathematical elimination will beryllium confirmed.

But a top-eight decorativeness successful nan 10-team convention will guarantee qualification for nan 2025 Champions Trophy successful Pakistan, and location is besides nan carrot of adjacent year’s T20 World Cup defence successful nan Caribbean and nan USA.

‘People’s jobs and players’ careers are being scrutinised,’ said Malan. ‘We person a hellhole of a batch to play for. It’s decidedly not going to beryllium a business wherever we conscionable spell done nan motions.’

Like each different personnel of nan dressing-room these past fewer weeks, Malan was astatine a nonaccomplishment to explicate England’s ineptitude, though he played down erstwhile skipper Michael Vaughan’s proposal that discord had been sown by nan mid-tournament announcement of a caller group of gradual cardinal contracts.

‘I don’t deliberation that is an excuse,’ said Malan, 1 of only 8 players retired of 29 to person nan minimum one-year deal. ‘We person each been astir agelong capable to still beryllium capable to execute whether we get contracts aliases not. We person conscionable not been bully enough.’

Malan besides admitted that disapproval from Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler’s predecessor, was ‘fair’, but claimed he had nary thought what Morgan meant erstwhile he said he thought ‘there was thing other going on’ beyond a corporate nonaccomplishment of form.

‘His occupation is to person an sentiment and he’s wholly entitled to that,’ he said. ‘The disapproval is adjacent successful nan truth that we’ve not been bully enough, and we merit nan disapproval we’re getting because of it.

‘But I tin only remark connected america arsenic a group. The boys are still supportive of each other. Hopefully that tin move and we commencement putting successful immoderate performances.’


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