The recently concluded mega auction saw several players fetch lucrative contracts. Tim David was also one among them as several teams engaged in a bidding war to acquire his services. At the end, Mumbai managed to purchase him for a whopping amount of INR 8.25 crore.
It is to be noted that he is in superb form of late as well. He has been hitting boundaries and sixes for fun in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Thus, Mumbai fans would have a lot of expectations from him this time around. Besides, Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch also said that he would be in the reckoning to play for Australia if he continues his good form.
However, he felt that it was David’s muscle power that attracted several bids. He spoke about the middle-order batter’s ability to start hitting from ball one. It is to be noted that Finch has played several editions of the toughest 20 tournament but went unsold in the mega auction.
“That’s one part guys really get paid to do … because it’s a hole in lots of teams. 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,” said Aaron Finch, as quoted by Sydney Morning Herald.
In the meanwhile, even Matthew Wade spoke very highly of Tim David as well. He said that the aggressive batter will definitely be on the radar of the selectors if he has a good season in the Indian T20 league. The keeper-batter said that he would love to see him get an opportunity.
“If he puts a good ITL together and gets some runs in some cricket back here, I’m sure he’ll be on the radar for the World Cup. I’m sure the (Australia) selectors will be speaking to him and keeping in touch. I’d love to see him get an opportunity and I’m sure he will down the track,” said Matthew Wade while speaking to cricket.com.au.