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Australia's Tim David Earns ODI Call-Up Following Explosive T20 Performance

    Tim David, renowned for his T20 cricket skills, has earned a spot in the Australian ODI team. His selection comes after an impressive performance in the first T20I against South Africa, where he scored 64 runs off just 28 balls, including four sixes.

     David's inclusion in the ODI squad is due to the absence of Steve Smith, recovering from a wrist injury, and Glenn Maxwell, dealing with an ankle injury and impending fatherhood. Both Smith and Maxwell are expected to join the team for the upcoming three-match ODI series against India as part of Australia's preliminary World Cup squad.

     Although David hasn't played a List A match in almost two years and is yet to make his ODI debut, the 27-year-old Singaporean representative in five one-dayers will have the opportunity to prove himself in the five-match series against South Africa.

     With a remarkable record of 26 appearances in T20Is and 184 T20 matches, David is known for his explosive batting. He boasts a strike rate of over 163 in T20s and an impressive average of 123.14 in List A games, including two centuries and five fifties.

     Securing a position in the 50-over World Cup squad may pose a challenge for David, given the competition from Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Marnus Labuschagne, and Josh Inglis, who are vying for spots in the absence of Smith and Maxwell.

     Tony Dodemaide, the selector, commented on David's inclusion, stating that his presence in the ongoing T20 series provides an opportunity to assess his game in the one-day format and adds an extra power option at the end of an innings.

     Mitchell Marsh, the stand-in captain, expressed confidence in David's abilities, highlighting his level-headedness and match-winning potential. Marsh emphasized allowing David to play in his own style, as he believes it will lead them to victory. He considers David an outstanding asset for Australian cricket.


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