OFF vs. SA: Ahead of the 2023 ODI World Championship, all teams are busy preparing. Where, on the one hand, teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will fight hard at the 2023 Asian Cup. At the same time, three T20 match series will be played between Australia and South Africa, after which five ODIs will also be played between these two teams. Australia defeated South Africa in the first T20 game by 111 runs. Tim David, a mid-level batsman who plays for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, played a big part in Australia’s win. Well, one day after the game, Tim David’s call came in for his team in the ODIs. Tim David will also star in the ODI series between Australia and South Africa.
Tim David, also part of Australia’s ODI team, could get a chance to make his debut
Australia’s T20 specialist Tim David was added to the ODI squad for the first time on Thursday after his explosive performance in the first T20I against South Africa. Tim David hit 64 runs in 28 balls, including four sixes, in the first T20 match. The Australian team is currently struggling with their players’ injuries. Steve Smith is suffering from a wrist injury and Glenn Maxwell is struggling with an ankle injury. In such a situation, the team does not have two main batsmen in the middle row, after which the name Tim David was considered. However, the Australian team hopes that all players will be fully fit by the time the ODI World Cup begins in India on October 5. Before that, Australia themselves have to contest a series of three ODIs against India in September, which will see everyone return.
Tim David’s characters are like that
As for Tim David, he’s only 27, hasn’t played a List-A match in almost two years and is yet to make his ODI debut. He has previously represented Singapore in five ODIs. Although not part of Australia’s provisional squad for the World Cup, he will certainly get a chance to show his talent in the upcoming five-game series against South Africa. One of the most explosive batsmen in T20 cricket, Tim David has featured in 26 T20 internationals and 184 T20Is with a batting average of over 163. He’s only played 16 List A games and has an impressive 123.14 batting average, including two centuries and five fifties.
Captain Mitchell Marsh said so
Australian international Tony Dodemide said Tim David is already in South Africa for the T20I series. So he was included, now you have to see how he changes his punching power according to the ODIs. Australia’s reserve captain Mitchell Marsh said after the warm-up that the best thing about Tim David was that he was very calm. I want him to play like that in every game and I know that if he does that, he will win us games.
Australian ODI Team: Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Tim Davids, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Tanvir Sangha, Marcus Stoinis , David Warner, Adam Zampa.
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