On Thursday, Australia called up Singapore-born batting prodigy Tim David for the first time as the host nation announced a 15-member roster for the upcoming India trip and defence of the T20 World Cup.
The 26-year-old, who is renowned for his powerful hitting prowess, played 14 T20 Internationals for Singapore from 2019 to 2020, batting at an average of 46.5. But in accordance with ICC regulations, he can play right away for Australia.
David has established a reputation for himself in cricket’s shortest format by participating in T20 leagues all over the world.
David, who was acquired by IPL team Mumbai Indians for a staggering Rs 8.25 crore earlier this year, was born in Singapore to Australian parents before migrating to Perth when he was two.
Australia’s T20 World Cup squad:
Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins (vc), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner*, Adam Zampa.
However, David Warner will be replaced by Cameron Green because he was given a break for the India tour.