Dawid Malan    Getty Images
Dawid Malan Getty Images

Dawid Malan, who was appointed as Middlesex T20 captain in 2016, will now lead the club across formats. He will be replacing James Franklin. Meanwhile, Sam Robson has been appointed as Malan s deputy. Considering Malan would have to attend national duties as well, Robson will take over the captaincy role in his absence. In the 2017 County Championship, Robson was the leading run-scorer for Middlesex with tally of 785 runs from 11 matches, while Malan ranked third in the list with total of 493 runs from 8 matches.

Malan made his debut for Middlesex in 2006 during a T20 match against Surrey. Since, he has amassed 14,000 runs for the club across formats that include 23 centuries.

England had a dismal show in the 2017-18 Ashes series Down Under. However, Malan was one of England s bright prospects. He scored 3 fifties and century during the Ashes series, mustering 383 runs at 42.55 from 5 matches.

Malan considered this decision as a turning point of his career. He is also excited to face the upcoming challenges.

It is a privilege for me to be part of writing the next chapter

I am honoured to have been asked to captain Middlesex, following in the footsteps of many great players and captains. Middlesex Cricket has a proud and distinguished history and it is a privilege for me to be part of writing the next chapter. As a squad, we are looking forward to the new season, determined to win back our position in Division One of the championship and to compete strongly in both one day competitions! We have a well-balanced squad with established internationals and promising youngsters and I am excited by the additional challenge of captaincy, Malan told Daily Mail.

Angus Fraser, Managing Director of Middlesex, felt Malan deserved this position, Along with the belief I have that he will become an excellent leader, Dawid stands out because he is somebody who we believe will do the job for several years. England commitments and I hope Dawid continues to thrive as an international cricketer may mean we do not see him for periods of the season but, in my mind, that should not stop the right man from holding the position he deserves to hold. In light of this Middlesex Cricket have made Sam Robson vice-captain in County Championship cricket.