Malan’s play against India doubtful due to injury
Only Butler-Hales could score a half-century from the team
New Delhi. Phil Salt played the best innings of his T20 career against Pakistan about a month ago. In one match, he scored an unbeaten 88 off 41 balls in Lahore to give a big victory to the team. During this he hit 13 fours and 3 sixes. They are now ready to show aggressive attitude in the T20 World Cup as well. He can get a chance at number-3 in the semi-final against India (IND vs ENG). David Malan is currently injured and there is little chance of him being fit before the semi-finals. It is known that England is also waiting for the T20 World Cup trophy for a long time. He has won the title for the only time in 2010.
According to the news of Daily Mail, the English team can give Phil Salt a chance in place of David Malan at number-3 in the semi-finals. Salt has also opened in T20 International. But in the current World Cup so far, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales have given the team a good start. Both have also scored a half-century each. Talking about 26-year-old Salt, he has hit 130 sixes in the overall T20. His strike rate is 151, which is very good.
Malan could not leave effect
Talking about Super-12, England won 3 out of 5 matches. Lost in one, while one match was canceled due to rain. During this, David Malan could not perform anything special. He scored 18 against Afghanistan, 35 against Ireland and 3 not out against New Zealand. He did not get a chance to bat against Sri Lanka. Salt has played 11 T20 Internationals for England so far. Has scored 235 runs at an average of 24. Has scored 2 fifties. The strike rate is of 164.
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If we look at the overall T20 career, Salt has scored 3807 runs in 160 innings of 165 matches at an average of 26. Has hit 26 half-centuries. The strike rate is 151. He has hit 414 fours and 130 sixes. He has scored 369 runs in 8 ODIs for the English team at an average of 53. He has scored one century and two half-centuries. Best innings of 122 runs.
Tags: David Malan, England, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022, Team India
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 08, 2022, 11:20 IST