Archive photo of Adam Gilchrist.© AFP
Australian cricket legends Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh believe Tim David should play for the national team at the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, but have been unable to agree on the player to replace. While David scored just 18 runs and two of the first two games of the three-game T20I series against India, the 26-year-old showed his peak performance with a blistering half-century in the final game of that series in Hyderabad on Sunday. David hit 54 runs in just 27 balls. His knock was decorated with four sixes and two fours.
The Australian greats were recently asked to name their best Australia XI for the upcoming T20 tournament and the pair agreed that David has already done enough to play.
“Tim David should have a place in that XI,” ICC quoted Gilchrist as saying.
“His power and the way he’s taken it on… and given what we’ve seen of him over the past 18 months around the world, it’s really in all different circumstances and they (opposition teams) will be afraid that he It’s a role Australia has never really tried to fill, having someone who knows they’re only going to get 15 or 20 balls (to make an impact),” he added.
Waugh agreed with Gilchrist’s sentiments, although the former right-handed champion said a lot could change between now and the start of the tournament in mid-October.
“I have Tim David in the XI at this stage. That may change with form, but that seems like a pretty good side to me,” Waugh noted.
But the Australian greats couldn’t decide which player to leave out of the XI to make way for David, with Waugh letting veteran batter Steve Smith off his best side and Gilchrist feeling Marcus Stoinis was under pressure to hold onto his position. Place.
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