Warner on Tim David’s ascent Selectors now have a headache
Australian opener David Warner recognised that the selectors had a difficult decision prior to his team’s first game in the 2018 T20 World Cup. When he joined our squad and setup, Warner stated, “It’s a lifesaver. As the 26-year-old continues to impress, Tim David’s inclusion into the national team soon before the tournament has provided them a vital alternative in the middle order.
In the second T20I encounter against the West Indies on Friday, October 7, David hit 42 runs off only 20 deliveries, clearing the ropes three times. Before this, he had also struck a rapid fifty against India on his debut tour with Australia. Because of his achievements, former captain Steven Smith, who was instrumental in their winning T20 World Cup campaign in the UAE last year, is now being evaluated for exclusion from the starting XI.
After the second T20I, Warner stated. It was a difficult wicket to start on, so playing that position there early on really opened our minds to “how can we exploit that?”
But even what he managed to do for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL was remarkable; he managed to score a few thirtys or fortys off only eight or nine balls. These aren’t the kind of players you see every day. The selectors are going to have a headache now, so it will be excellent for us going ahead and maybe there is a position there as well.”
At that stage in the innings, Australia had recently lost two important wickets, but Warner was really taken with David’s bravery. When he joined our squad and setup, Warner stated, “It’s a lifesaver. He has a tonne of power and is a fantastic player. It strengthens the intermediate order. It definitely works for us because of his height and strength.
“You could see it there: when Glenn Maxwell (who was run out) and two fresh hitters entered the game, he stepped out to bat like that. That is courageous cricket. We appreciate that right now regarding our brand. Everyone has their own place, but what we want is when you use your expertise and what you have been practising.”
Australia will play three T20Is against England prior to the World Cup to choose their starting roster. Marcus Stoinis will also participate after being injured in the previous game. The first T20I is scheduled on Sunday in Perth.