New Delhi. Australia cricket team has announced its team for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. This time the T20 World Cup is to be played in Australia in October-November. Australia has handed over the command of its 15-man team to Aaron Finch. Pat Cummins has been made the vice captain. The Kangaroo team has taken a shocking decision by including a star all-rounder from Singapore Tim David in its squad.
T20 World Cup winning team made only one change
Australia won the T20 World Cup title last year under the leadership of Aaron Finch. This time except one player got all the places. Last year, Mitchell Swepson was included in the team but he was replaced by Tim David. Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson and Brad Hogg had already demanded the inclusion of 26-year-old David in the Australian team. Ponting has compared Tim David to Andrew Symonds. The former Australian captain considers David as dangerous as Symonds.
Part of Mumbai Indians in IPL
Tim David has played T20 International for Singapore till the year 2020. He has not played any international match for the last two years. However, he is spreading his fame in many leagues including IPL. David has played in IPL for two consecutive seasons. In 2021, where he was part of Royal Challengers Bangalore, this year he was added by Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians have included Tim David in their team by paying a huge amount of 8.25 crores.
Tim David’s T20 career is amazing
Tim David has played 14 international matches for Singapore. In this, he has scored 558 runs at an average of 46.50 and strike rate of 158. He has four half-centuries to his name. Apart from this, David has also taken five wickets. At the same time, in 122 T20 matches, David has scored 2640 runs at an alarming strike rate of 164.17. He has 11 fifties to his name. David has hit 160 sixes in 115 T20 innings.
Australia’s T20 World Cup squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Pat Cummins (vice captain), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh England, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell. Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner and Adam Zampa.
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Tags: Aaron Finch, Australia, Singapore, T20 World Cup 2022
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 01, 2022, 09:28 IST