Explosive Australia’s batter is in World Cup contention after receiving his first ODI call-up.

Australia has made a late addition to their one-day international squad for the upcoming series against South Africa, adding a dynamic middle-order option to their lineup. This qualifies the young batter for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

The Singapore-born Tim David provides an added option in Australia’s middle-order. 

The 27-year-old is yet to make his debut in the ODI format, but has impressed in the shortest format of the game. He has scored 804 runs at an average of 38.28 and a strike-rate of 163.41.

His latest exploit in the first T20I against South Africa, where he scored 64 off only 28 balls in Australia’s 111-run victory, drew attention. David came in at 77/4 and joined skipper Mitchell Marsh for a 97-run stand off just 50 balls.

During his dazzling knock, David hit seven fours and four sixes.

After the game, Marsh spoke about David’s importance to the Australian team.

“One of Tim’s best qualities is his calm demeanor. He understands that his role in T20 cricket can be unpredictable. But his ability to win games is why he’s on this team, and we have complete faith in him.

“I want him to play however he wants to play every game, and I know that if he does, he will.”

In the absence of regular options, David’s addition strengthens the middle-order. Steve Smith, who is out with a wrist injury, and Glenn Maxwell, who is out with a wrist injury and the impending birth of his first child, are both out of the South Africa ODIs.

This has given David the opportunity to shine in the 50-over format. Despite not playing in a List A game in nearly two years, David averages an impressive 82.77 with a strike-rate of 123.14.

His main selling point as a finisher is his ability to summon fireworks.

Tony Dodemaide, Australia’s selector, believes David’s inclusion gives them an extra option at the end of the innings.

In the absence of regular options, David’s addition strengthens the middle-order. Steve Smith, who is out with a wrist injury, and Glenn Maxwell, who is out with a wrist injury and the impending birth of his first child, are both out of the South Africa ODIs.

This has given David the opportunity to shine in the 50-over format. Despite not playing in a List A game in nearly two years, David averages an impressive 82.77 with a strike-rate of 123.14.

His main selling point as a finisher is his ability to summon fireworks.

Tony Dodemaide, Australia’s selector, believes David’s inclusion gives them an extra option at the end of the innings.