Tim David finally got his maiden call on Thursday for Australia. Cricket Australia has declared m a 15-member squad for the coming T-20 World Cup defence and the India tour too.
The 26-year-old Singapore born player is popularly known for power hitting abilities. In 2019-20, David represented Singapore played 14 T20Is. His batting average then was 46.5. However, according to the ICC rules, he can immediately play for Australia.
David has been popular enough in cricket’s shortest format. He has been playing in T20 leagues throughout the world.
Tim David is a highly gifted: George Bailey
Tim David was originally born in Singapore. However, his parents were Australia. When he shifted to Perth, he was just two years old. In IPL earlier this year, the Mumbai Indians bought David with a huge price of Rs 8.25.
George Bailey, the chairman of Selectors said in a statement,
“Tim (David) continues to establish himself with some quality performances in leagues around the world, earning a place in the squad.”
“He (Tim David) is a highly gifted, natural ball striker who will add extra batting depth to the group which has had a lot of success in T20 cricket in recent times. We expect him to play a similar role to that he has been playing in the past few years.”
Cameron Green to replace Warner for India tour
In the late September (20th), Australia will tour India for a three match T-20I series. However, Aaron Finch led the same 15 member squad will visit India for the series.
However, the board rested David Warner for the India tour. Cameron Green got his chance in Warner’s place.
“This is a similar squad to that which became the first Australian’s men’s team to win a T20 World Cup, who are now very excited about playing the tournament at home.’
David got his spot in the squad as a replacement of leg spinner Mitchell Swepson. Swepson however is the only bloke from the 2021 World Cup-winning team to miss this tournament.
“Mitchell Swepson was unlucky to miss out based on conditions in the UAE at the last World Cup where we planned for tired, spinning wickets compared to what we would expect are good batting conditions along with the larger grounds in Australia.”
After the short visit to India, West Indies will visit Australia for two matches. Furthermore, they will host England for another three matches. Both the series will be played in October.
T20 World Cup squad for Australia:
Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins (vc), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner*, Adam Zampa.
*Cameron Green in place of David Warner for the three T20Is against India.
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