All-rounder Tim David has been named in the squad while Aaron Finch will lead the side as Australia look to defend their T20 World Cup title.
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Timothy Hays David was born in Singapore. His father Rod David also played for Singapore, at the 1997 ICC Trophy.
|Full name||Timothy Hays David|
|Born||16 March 1996
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Relations||Rod David (father)|
The family moved to Singapore from Australia in the 1990s where his father worked as an engineer.
They moved back to Australia when he was two years old in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis and he grew up in Perth.
In July 2019, David was added to a training squad for the Singapore cricket team ahead of the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier tournament.
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Last year, the side won the tournament after defeating New Zealand in the summit clash.
Australia will travel to India for three T20 Internationals in September before returning home to play the West Indies and England leading into the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup which opens against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on October 22.
Singapore-born, Perth-raised Tim David has been included with leg spinner Mitchell Swepson missing out having been a part of the squad which won the T20 World Cup for the first time, beating New Zealand in the final, in Dubai last year.
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Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Tim David has been included in Australia’s squad for their T20 World Cup title defence next month in a move that could represent a significant shift for the game.
“He is a highly gifted, natural ball-striker who will add extra batting depth to the group which has had a lot of success in T20 cricket,” national selector George Bailey said. “We expect him to play a similar role to that he has been playing in the past few years.”
He had been in line for a place in the T20I squad to face Sri Lanka last season, but after discussions with the selectors it was decided he would be allowed to take up his deal with Multan Sultans in the PSL where he was guaranteed game time, rather than the possibility of carrying drinks for Australia.
David finished the PSL with 278 runs at 39.71 and an eye-watering strike-rate of 194.40 which further cemented his standing as one of the best finishers in the world. While that tournament was ongoing, he earned a AU$1.5 million deal with Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Tim David, is a Singaporean-Australian cricketer. He played for the Singapore national cricket team and various Twenty20 franchise teams.
|T20I debut (cap 4)||22 July 2019
Singapore v Qatar
|Last T20I||4 March 2020
Singapore v Hong Kong
He made his international debut for Singapore in July 2019.
In September 2022, he was announced in the Australian national cricket team’s squad for the 2022 T20 World Cup.