Ricky Ponting opined that Tim David is a match winner in the T20 format and should be included in the national squad for the World Cup scheduled for this year. Ponting also added that David reminded him of Andrew Symonds’ role for Australia in the 2003 ODI World Cup.
Mumbai Indians did not do well at IPL 2022 but one player stood out with them with his role as a finisher. Tim David impressed many in the MI camp with 186 runs over eight innings at a massive 216.28 strike rate. David has been impressive in the T20 format with his performances in various leagues around the world. He scored 2,556 points at a 164.79 strike rate in 114 T20 games.
Ricky Ponting is of the opinion that David is a match winner and should be included in Australia’s T20 World Cup squad this year. He also cited examples of his performance in IPL.
“If I was a manager, I would love to have someone like that in my team. Whether he plays or not, just to have that kind of kicking ability, he’s a game-winner,” Ponting said. . said by ESPNcricinfo.
“He was probably a bit unlucky not to play more in the IPL this year to be honest, with the way he started with Mumbai and then only came back towards the end and then played a few winning shots. ”
David also scored for Australia in the game’s shortest format. He tallied 558 runs in 14 T20I innings at a 158.52 strike rate. Moreover, he can play without rotation and has won five wickets in his international career. Ponting believes he can play a vital role for the team at the World Cup and has also compared him to Andrew Symonds.
“He’s the kind of player who could win you a World Cup. He’s not just the ordinary guy who could sneak into a team. I mean, he kind of reminds me of someone like Andrew Symonds .back to the 2003 World Cup. You know, if you get them in and give them an opportunity, they have a chance to win a tournament for you,” he explained.
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