Devon Malcolm

Country: England
Born: February 22, 1963, Kingston, Jamaica
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Devon Malcolm Bio

Devon Eugene Malcolm, born on February 22, 1963, in Kingston, Jamaica, is a former professional cricket player from England. Known for his raw pace and aggressive style of bowling, Malcolm made a significant impact during his international career.

Malcolm made his Test debut for England against Australia in 1989. With his ability to generate incredible speeds and swing the ball, he quickly became one of the most feared fast bowlers in the game. During England’s tour of the Caribbean in 1989-90, Malcolm played a crucial role in the team’s strategy to fight fire with fire against the West Indies. His high-speed deliveries and occasional lethal outswingers troubled even the most experienced batsmen.

However, despite his immense talent and potential, Malcolm’s international career was plagued by inconsistency and a lack of control. There were occasions when his performances went awry, often due to a loss of confidence. Nevertheless, his most memorable moment in international cricket came during the 1994 Test against South Africa at The Oval.

In that match, Malcolm was hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Fanie de Villiers. In a remarkable display of resilience, he responded by unleashing a devastating spell of fast bowling that reduced the South African batsmen to mere wrecks. He ended the match with figures of 9 for 57, helping England secure a famous victory. This heroic performance remains etched in the cricketing history of England.

Malcolm’s international career took a downward turn after an infamous spat with Ray Illingworth, the England team manager, during the 1995-96 tour of South Africa. Following the incident, he found himself out of contention for the national team and was limited to playing domestic cricket. Malcolm played for various teams, including Derbyshire, Northants, and Leicestershire, the club he joined at the age of 37.

Even in the twilight of his career, Malcolm continued to exhibit his exceptional pace, often outperforming younger bowlers. His determination and love for the game were evident as he still bowled as quickly as any man on the circuit. However, his batting and fielding abilities were not as impressive and were often described as court-jester standard.

Despite his inconsistent performances, Malcolm gained a cult following around the world due to his explosive and entertaining style of play. Fans admired his sheer pace and the fear he instilled in batsmen. His larger-than-life presence on the field made him a beloved figure in cricketing circles.

Devon Malcolm retired from professional cricket in 2003, leaving behind a legacy as one of England’s most exciting fast bowlers. His sporting achievements and remarkable resilience continue to inspire generations of cricketers. Although his international career did not reach the heights many expected, he remains a revered figure in the sport.

Devon Malcolm Career Stats

Devon Malcolm Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 40 58 19 236 29 6.05 515 45.82 0 0 31 7 7 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 10 5 2 9 4 3 11 81.81 0 0 1 0 1 0
FC 304 366 113 1985 51 7.84 - - 0 2 - - 45 0
List A 185 82 22 313 42 5.21 - - 0 0 - - 21 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Devon Malcolm Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 40 72 8480 4748 128 9/57 10/137 37.09 3.35 66.2 7 5 2
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 10 10 526 404 16 3/40 3/40 25.25 4.6 32.8 0 0 0
FC 304 - 53284 31973 1054 9/57 - 30.33 3.6 50.5 - 46 9
List A 185 - 8982 6876 249 7/35 7/35 27.61 4.59 36 7 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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