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Tim David could be picked for Australia-Pakistan series



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Tim David, who was born in Singapore, could be included in Australia's white-ball squad for the upcoming tour of Pakistan.

According to The Age, David has caught the attention of Australian selectors due to his strong exploits in the T20 circuit, particularly his 234 runs at a strike rate of 205.26 while representing Multan Sultans in the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season seven.

Aaron Finch, Australia's white-ball captain, has also announced David has become a player of national interest and can be selected for the three ODIs and one T20I against Pakistan from March 29 to April 5.

"Even if David cannot break into his first Australia squad for the white-ball leg of the Pakistan tour, there will be more opportunities before the World Cup, starting in October, for him to debut in the green and gold," the publication reported.

David has not played first-class cricket and was delisted by his home state of Western Australia, making it the first time in Australian men's cricket history.

David has played 14 T20Is for his home country of Singapore, however, ICC rules let him to play for Australia.

Rod David, David's father, also represented Singapore at the 1997 ICC Trophy. In the 1990s, his family relocated to Singapore from Australia, where his father worked as an engineer. Following the Asian financial crisis of 1997, they returned to Australia with David when he was two years old, and he grew up in Perth.

“Every team in the world would love a bit more power in their middle order. We’re really lucky with [Marcus] Stoinis, [Glenn] Maxwell, [Daniel] Sams, [Matthew] Wade, Tim David is on the radar, Ashton Turner, these guys all have a lot of power. That’s something most guys get excited about," Finch said before the fourth T20i against Sri Lanka.

It must be noted that due to David's recent performances in HBL PSL 7, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Multan Sultans fetched him in a mega auction for INR 8.25 cr for the 2022 IPL season.