HAVING already shown he can be an integral part of England’s future T20 plans, new Yorkshire signing Dawid Malan is now hoping he can do the same in the one-day team.

Malan has travelled to South Africa for three one-day and three Twenty20 internationals between February 4 and February 16, with Tuesday's opener at Newlands in Cape Town.

The left-handed batsman starred in the five-match T20 series in New Zealand during November, scoring 11, 39, 55 and 103 not out in four appearances.

On the back of his displays in New Zealand, Malan played in the Abu Dhabi T10 League and then in the Bangladesh Premier League.

He scored 444 runs from 11 appearances for Cumilla Warriors in the latter and was the fifth leading run-scorer in the competition, so Yorkshire have certainly signed a player at the top of his game at present.

However, the ex-Middlesex man knows that he has to be patient at international level, as he bids to break into a group which won the 50-over World Cup on home soil.

He said: “Any time you’re part of an England squad, it’s a fantastic honour.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for me if I do play any games. Opportunities are few and far between in this white ball team because they have such a fantastic group of players who won the World Cup.

“I’ve done pretty well in one-day cricket domestically over the years, but I’m not sure whether I will get a game given the strength of that top four or five. But if I do get a chance, I have to make sure I take it.”

Malan’s career List A record is an impressive one, with 5,135 runs from 149 matches, including five hundreds.

The next one-day World Cup will be played in India in 2023, but claiming silverware there will be a significant challenge.

Malan said: “It’s shown that in the last three 50-over World Cup, the hosts (India 2011, Australia 2015 and England 2019) have won them, which makes it really tough to go overseas and win.

“It is a particular challenge playing in India. They are so good at home, although a lot of teams are brought into the equation by the fact that their pitches are really good and the grounds are so small.

“It’s always a challenge going to play in different conditions, but that’s what I think this England white ball group has been so good at over the last four or five years - being able to adapt.”