Sky Sports – Dawid Malan underlines importance of County Championship to England’s Test side

Meanwhile ODI captain Eoin Morgan pleased with ‘hugely significant’ away series wins in Australia and New Zealand

By Declan Olley
Last Updated: 12/04/18 3:56pm

Dawid Malan told Sky Sports News every player except for captain Joe Root will be under pressure during this season’s County Championship to prove they belong in England’s Test side

Dawid Malan told Sky Sports News every player except for captain Joe Root will be under pressure during this season’s County Championship to prove they belong in England’s Test side

Middlesex captain Dawid Malan feels the County Championship is of “vital importance” to England’s Test players after a miserable winter.

Summary

  • Dawid Malan underlines importance of County Championship to England’s Test side Meanwhile ODI captain Eoin Morgan pleased with ‘hugely significant’ away series wins in Australia and New Zealand By Declan Olley Last Updated: 12/04/18 3:56pm Dawid Malan told Sky Sports News every player except for captain Joe Root will be under pressure during this season’s County Championship to prove they belong in England’s Test side Dawid Malan told Sky Sports News every player except for captain Joe Root will be under pressure during this season’s County Championship to prove they belong in England’s Test side Middlesex captain Dawid Malan feels the County Championship is of “vital importance” to England’s Test players after a miserable winter.
  • Joe Root’s side failed to win a Test in Australia or New Zealand as they lost the Ashes 4-0 and were then beaten by the Black Caps 1-0 – their first series victory at home over England since 1983/84.
  • England’s next two Test series are at home to Pakistan and India, and Malan, who starred with the bat for England in the winter, believes the new County Championship season – which gets underway on Friday – can provide a springboard for a successful Test summer for England.
  • It was a different story for England’s one-day side in Australia and New Zealand, recording series wins in both countries.
  • Eoin Morgan says England’s bowling was the ‘cornerstone of their success’ during confidence-boosting ODI series victories against Australia and New Zealand last winter Eoin Morgan says England’s bowling was the ‘cornerstone of their success’ during confidence-boosting ODI series victories against Australia and New Zealand last winter Captain Eoin Morgan was delighted with their performances – especially the bowlers – as England prepare to face India, the world’s No 1 ranked ODI side, this summer in a three-match home series.


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