Tim David has been included in Australia’s squad for their T20 World Cup Squad next month
Tim David will also tour India for the three T20Is in mid-September which will be like a preparation for the tournament
The Singapore-born middle-order batter who has made a name for himself in T20 leagues around the world.
He has previously played 14 T20Is for Singapore.
Australian Selector George Bailey on Tim David
“He 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,” George Bailey said
“We expect him to play a similar role to that he has been playing in the past few years.”
“It’s a different journey, there’s no doubt about that which is really exciting,” Bailey said.
“It’s unique for a number of things.” ( Excerpts from Espn Cricinfo)
“Really challenging for players to just be franchise cricketers without having a base or a support network.”
“You might see it more and more, but there are some challenges being just a franchise cricketer as well.”
“There’s not a huge amount of people who have that ability around the world,” Aaron Finch said.
“The form that he’s been in over the last couple of years has been outstanding as well.
He’s someone who just continues to get better and…his power first and foremost is really impressive.”
The overall packages with some handy offspin overs and good in the field.”
“I feel like when I’m playing good T20 cricket, I’m in that team for sure,” Smith said earlier this week in Townsville.
“The role I’ve been given the last couple of years is a kind of ‘Mr. Fix-It’ role and that tag have been taken away from me now.”
“I felt like I could go out and play with a lot more freedom and not have any hesitation in the back of my mind
“I can just take the game on. If I want to smack someone for six first balls I’m able to do that freely.”
Australia squad for T20 World Cup:
Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner*, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Tim David, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson (*Cameron Green replaces David Warner for India tour)