Adam Gilchrist is a cricket legend whose word carries weight.
When Gilchrist speaks highly about a player, it’s time to sit up and take notice!
Well, Gilly has been very vocal about one player who ‘should have a place’ in Australia’s playing XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Gilchrist feels that Tim David deserves a place in Aaron Finch’s playing 11, even ahead of Marcus Stoinis.
“Marcus Stoinis seems to be the man under pressure at the moment. But I think Tim David should have a place in that XI. Unfortunately that best XI is going to have 12 players in it and I don’t know who I am going to leave out.”
“Tim’s power and the way he has taken it on…and seeing what we have seen from him over the last 18 months all around the world, it is really in all different conditions and teams will fear him coming in.
“It is a role that Australia have never really tried to fill, having someone who knows they are only going to get 15 or 20 balls (to make an impact)”, he said.
David made his debut for Australia in the ongoing T20I series vs India and only managed scores of 18 and two in the opening two games.
In the third match, he smashed a half-century despite India winning the game to secure a 2-1 victory in the series.
If included in Finch’s playing XI, it will mark a big moment in David’s career.
Incidentally, David also represented Singapore in 2019 and 2020.
Adam Gilchrist’s Best Aussie XI for T20 World Cup:
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Tim David, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.