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England bowlers need protection - Malan

21st December 2017, 12:44 by Nick Harris

England batsman Dawid Malan has urged English cricket to protect their quick bowlers in the future.

England's Ashes humiliation has come about at the hands of Australia's fast bowlers and there have been questions asked as to why England cannot produce the same.

The Middlesex batsman believes England need to take care of their quick bowlers and they should be handled centrally by the ECB.

As he prepares for the Melbourne Test, Malan said: "Maybe the young guys who are quick should be looked at by the ECB and told: ‘you will play two Championship games and rest another’.

"That would help guys to get used to bowling at full pace as often as they can. Maybe it would limit injuries as well, instead of counties just bowling the quick guys into the ground.

“The conditions in England also make it difficult for raw pace to succeed. With the Dukes ball in England, you get away with a lot. There are a number of guys who can run in, bowl 70-80mph and make the ball talk all day.

“In many cases, if you can’t move the ball through the air or off the seam then it is difficult to have a successful career in county cricket. That is just the way it is.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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