“Tim David really reminds me of Andrew Symonds in the 2003 (ODI) World Cup.”: Ricky Ponting

“Tim David really reminds me of Andrew Symonds in the 2003 (ODI) World Cup.”: Ricky Ponting

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23 Jul 2022
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Ricky Ponting believes Tim David can help Australia win the T20 World Cup. He should be selected in the defending champion squad for this year’s tournament.

David is yet to make his debut for Australia. While having set up the global T20 circuit with his ultimate skills over the years.

26-year-old power-hitter Tim David is the third-highest run-scorer in T20 tournaments across the world this year. He has scored 1002 runs at an unbelievable strike rate of 183.51 and has led the Indian Premier League to emerge as the leading striker of the tournament.

Ponting, who recently took over as head of strategy at David’s Hobart Hurricanes, said the way David changed his game over the past few seasons was “quite remarkable”.

“If I were a selector, I’d love to have someone like that on my team,” Ponting said after announcing Jeff Vaughan as the Hurricanes’ new men’s coach, along with assistants James Hopes and Darren Berry.

“He is an out and out match winner. He is the kind of player who can really win you a World Cup. He really reminds me of Andrew Symonds in the 2003 (ODI) World Cup.

“You know if you bring them in and give them a chance they’re going to win a tournament for you.

“That’s how I look at him right now and I know there are some other quality players in the middle-order for Australia, but probably none of them have a resume as good as Tim in the last two years.”

David announced last week that he wants to be part of Australia’s title defense at this year’s World Cup, should a spot in his line-up open up.

“It was only a few seasons ago that he was struggling to get a game in the Perth Scorchers line-up. But his performance has been incredible in almost every tournament he has played around the world in the last 12 to 18 months.

“Tim David is clearly someone we’re extremely excited about [and] I think he has a chance to take a little more responsibility up the batting order this season by storm.

“With his consistency and match-winning ability, we don’t want to ruin him and leave him sitting on the sidelines for a very long time.”

Another player who might excite fans of the storm is Australian opener David Warner, whose name was brought up at the new coaching panel’s first strategy meeting on Thursday night.

Warner, who hasn’t played in the Big Bash in eight years, played under Ponting at the Delhi Capitals during this year’s IPL, where he finished third in the list of all-time leading run-scorers of the competition, behind Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Have come.

The 35-year-old left-handed batsman may return to the KFC BBL after the New Year’s Test in Sydney after South Africa withdrew from the three-match ODI series in January.

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