England star Dawid Malan backs move to shorten County Championship and T20 Blast schedules

Dawid Malan unleashes a stinging barrage on the County treadmill…backed by England star to cut County Championship and T20 Blast schedules

  • Dawid Malan advocates for a greater emphasis on preparation
  • Andrew Strauss’s High Performance Review Recommends Lowering Games
  • The proposed schedule changes have sparked a fierce backlash in the counties.

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Dawid Malan has backed proposals to reduce the number of matches played by first-class counties from 2024.

At the heart of Andrew Strauss’ high-performance review recommendations is a cut from 14 county championship games per season to 10, and a reduction of aftershocks in the Vitality Blast group stages – schedule changes that have sparked a fierce backlash in the counties.

However, Malan, a player who has represented England in Test, One-Day and Twenty20 cricket this year, advocates putting more emphasis on preparation.

England star Dawid Malan advocates greater emphasis on preparation

England star Dawid Malan advocates greater emphasis on preparation

“It’s a bit like this tour here, where it seems like all you’re doing is playing match after match, but you don’t really get a chance to improve and work on your game,” Malan said, ahead of Friday’s test. . penultimate match of seven T20 against Pakistan.

‘County cricket becomes like this, where you just go from one game to the next and it becomes like you’re going through the motions.

“You’re burning out, so I think less cricket at a higher intensity and the ability to train and prepare for those games will mean your players will be fitter, able to bowl faster for longer periods of time, and that will be more challenging for hitters.

Sir Andrew Strauss hopes to preserve red ball cricket with his high performance review

Sir Andrew Strauss hopes to preserve red ball cricket with his high performance review

Sir Andrew Strauss hopes to preserve red ball cricket with his high performance review

‘If I’m playing for England and I go back to Yorkshire after a summer I want to improve, but if there are no training days and you’re just playing then you’re experimenting in games and you’re being judged (that).’

An important focus for Strauss in convening a group of experts to consider ways to improve top-level performance was that only once, for a fleeting period in 2011, had England topped the Test world rankings.

“We can’t argue that the county system is working if we’ve only been number one in the world for X amount of time,” Malan added.

The county championship games would be shortened from 14 to 10 games, while the top division would consist of six teams.

The county championship games would be shortened from 14 to 10 games, while the top division would consist of six teams.

The county championship games would be shortened from 14 to 10 games, while the top division would consist of six teams.

“We’ve produced some world-class cricketers, but that’s how the English system can produce cricketers who are going to play cricket similar to Test cricket, and test them in all conditions, so that when they hit the step forward, it’s not like you have to learn on the job.

England are 3-2 to the Pakistanis after twice failing in chases they should have completed in recent days, but Malan says the fact that they were ‘a ball away’ at Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday should be a lesson for them despite making a horrible game. 146 run goal against opponents throwing a dew-soaked ball.

Chris Woakes, who returned from a six-month injury layoff in that match, is set to return on the sidelines between several breaks and rotation changes by tourists ahead of next month’s World Cup in Australia.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s teenage bowler Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the rest of the series as he recovers from pneumonia. Hospitalized for two days, Shah returned to the team hotel.

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