David Warner has praised power batsman Tim David during the T20 World Cup.

David Warner has praised power batsman Tim David during the T20 World Cup.


Srinagar: David Warner, a standout opener for Australia, has nothing but love for the newest member of the Australian squad, Tim David.

Tim has shown off his strength and hitting skills to the fullest since making his debut during Australia’s tour of India a month ago. This trip of India is part of Australia’s tour of the world. In the second Twenty20 International that was played against the West Indies in Brisbane, he scored a score of 42 off 20 balls, further demonstrating his exceptional finishing skills, which had previously impressed. As a result of David’s knock, Australia was able to achieve a score that was competitive, which ultimately helped them win the series 2-0.

Even though the Australians have not yet decided on their starting XI for the Twenty20 World Cup, the race for slots in the middle order of the team is heating up.

Although Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell are the team’s designated finishers, David has made a significant contribution to the team’s success. Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith are two other batsmen on the team that bat in the middle order. In addition, captain Aaron Finch batted lower in the order than he normally does to bat middle order during the series against the West Indies.

The opener David Warner is of the opinion that the decision-making process will be very difficult for the selectors because to the tremendous rivalry that exists among the ranks as well as David’s current form.

Following the game, Warner addressed the media and said, “Each player has their duties — we’ve got Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell who are our finishers – (so) where does he slot in the line-up and what’s his role? Coming out and playing that part there, despite the fact that it was a difficult wicket to start on, really opens our minds to the question of “how can we use it?”

“But even what he did for Mumbai (Indians, in the IPL), he scored a couple of thirties or forties off eight or nine balls – it’s fantastic,” the commentator said after Mumbai’s victory. It’s not often that you come across players with these kinds of skills. It is going to be beneficial for us moving ahead, and we are crossing our fingers that there is also a space there since the selectors are going to have a tough time choosing now.

Warner is also of the opinion that David’s efforts are a significant boost for the team that is now holding the title of reigning champions as they strive to win back-to-back T20 World Cups.

It is a blessing that he is now a part of our group and our system. He is a superb player and he has a great deal of serious power. Our middle order benefits from this. Because of not just his height but also his strength, we feel that this position is a good fit for us.

Following their series against England, Australia will face India in a warm-up match before beginning their World Cup campaign against New Zealand on October 22 in Sydney. The series against England will consist of three matches.

With thanks to the ICC

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