"Reminds me of Andrew Symonds" - Ricky Ponting urges for inclusion of star all-rounder for World Cup squad
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has made a big claim about explosive batsman Tim David. He has said that Tim David is such a player who can lead Australia to victory in the T20 World Cup. According to Ponting, there is a glimpse of Andrew Symonds in David.
Talking about Tim David, he is a tremendous attacking batsman at the moment. He has the ability to hit long sixes. He has so far scored runs in this format at an average of 46.50 and a strike rate of over 158. Last season, he also participated in the IPL, in which he batted tremendously while playing for Mumbai Indians.
Former Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting seemed very impressed with Tim David. He said that if he had been a selector, he would have definitely selected him in the Australian team.
According to an update on ESPNCricinfo, Ricky Ponting said, 'If I were a selector, I would have definitely kept a player like Tim David in the team. He may or may not play but the way he has the ability to strike the ball, he is a tremendous match winner. He is the one player who can really win you the T20 World Cup."
He further added, "Seeing him reminds me of Andrew Symonds of 2003." Let us tell you that earlier Tim David had also expressed his desire to play for Australia in the T20 World Cup.
Tim David had said that he is very keen to make a place in Australia's T20 team. Although there has been no change in his team since winning the T20 World Cup last year, but if he gets a chance, he would like to take full advantage of it.