SYDNEY: Singapore-born batting powerhouse Tim David received his maiden Australia call-up on Thursday as the host country named a 15-member squad for its T20 World Cup defence and the preceding India tour.
The 26-year-old David, known for his big hitting exploits, has played 14 T20Is for Singapore, averaging 46.5 with the bat. But under the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules, he is eligible to play for Australia immediately. David has made a name for himself in the shortest format by plying his trade in T20 leagues across the world.
The 15-member squad, led by Aaron Finch, will travel to India later this month for three T20Is, starting September 20. David Warner has been rested for the India tour while all-rounder Cameron Green will come in place of the opener.
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* and Adam Zampa. *Warner will be replaced by Cameron White for the three T20Is against India