Tim David is the player Australia need to defend their T20 World Cup title: Shane Watson

The Singapore-born David has had sporadic opportunities to play for Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL) and for Singapore in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in 2019. He was bought by Mumbai Indians in the IPL Mega Auction. A mind-boggling sum of Rs 8.25 crore considering his ability to destroy any bowling with his power hitting.

On Friday, as Australia marked 100 days for the ICC T20 World Cup in Melbourne, Watson said David is a “very, very rare” talent.

Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis may have emerged as death overs specialists for Australia but Watson feels white-ball captain Aaron Finch should find a place in the playing XI for David.

“If he (David) is in the team and he has made himself available for Australia… No. 3.

“I didn’t really see him much until the IPL and seeing what he did was something I hadn’t seen in a long time. For a young man to come and just dominate and hit the ball like cricket dot Com.au quoted Watson as saying, “I haven’t really seen much in the past… you’ll just find a way (to choose that).”

David played a total of eight matches for Mumbai this IPL season, scoring 186 runs with a highest strike rate of 46 and 216.

“It’s tough with Australia being the defending champions…

CA selectors George Bailey and Finch already have David on their radar and the power-hitter could be in line for debut in the coming months, “a T20 series in India and two at home – against West Indies and England”. – Come before the tournament starts”, as per the report.

“That time will come for Tim,” said Australia’s limited-overs captain Finch. “He’s such a valuable asset; guys with so much power who can bowl a few overs and are good in the field, will make into a lot of T20 teams.

“There is no doubt about it, no doubt about it, especially with the amount of cricket that will be played in the next three months till the start of the World Cup,” he said.

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