Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has recently expressed a lot of praise towards the Singapore-born Aussie all-rounder Tim David and has expressed that he should be included in the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Ponting believes that with his incredible striking power, David is an ‘out and out match-winner.’
Punter said, “If I was a selector, I would love to have someone like that in my team,” Ricky Ponting said. “If he’s playing or not, just to have that sort of striking power ability around, he’s an out and out match-winner.”
The three-time World Cup-winning captain also sees hints of Andrew Symmonds in Tim David. He said, “He’s the sort of player that could actually win you a World Cup. He’s not just the average run-of-the-mill guy that might just sneak into a squad. I mean, he actually reminds me a bit of someone like an Andrew Symonds back in the 2003 World Cup.”
“You know if you get them in and you give him an opportunity they’re a chance of winning a tournament for you. That’s how I’d be looking at him right now. I know there are some other great world-quality players in the middle order for Australia. But probably none of them boasts the resume as good as Tim’s over the last two years,” Ricky Ponting continued.
Ricky Ponting expressed that David wasn’t lucky in the IPL as the Mumbai Indians could utilise the player well. Ricky Ponting is also excited about working with Singapore-born in the Big Bash League. “He’s been incredible in almost every tournament that he’s played around the world, the last 12 or 18 months,” Ricky Ponting said. “He was probably a little bit unlucky not to play more in the IPL this year to be honest, with the way that he started with Mumbai and then didn’t come back until right near the end and played some match-winning knocks then.”
“He’s obviously one player that we’re extremely excited about. I think there’s a chance for him to probably take on a bit more responsibility in the batting line-up with the Hurricanes this season as well because of his consistency and his match-winning ability.”