Recent Match Report – Delhi Bulls vs Warriors 4th Match 2022/23

David had made his debut for Australia just a month earlier, having already played for Singapore in 14 T20Is, but he had so much potential that management believed he deserved a place in the starting XI for Australia’s title defence.

They failed to make it to the semi-finals, but David’s selection was itself an indication of the direction the game is moving in. David has never played a first-class match and is the first man this century to be elected. the Australian team without a state or national contract.

To date, he has played for ten teams in T20 leagues around the world, including IPL, PSL, BBL, and Hundred. In this year’s IPL, 16 of the 86 balls he faced for the Mumbai Indians went from distance. That is one way to pay the 8.25 crores it was sold for at the auction.

On Thursday night he made his debut in the world of T10. That it was his innings that helped the Delhi Bulls win in their first game against Northern Warriors in Season 6 of the Abu Dhabi T10 was no surprise.

42 runs. 18 balls. Five fours. Two sixes. Work done. See you tomorrow.

It is a format that suits you perfectly. “Yeah, for me, it’s a similar tempo to T20, to be fair,” David said. “Maybe there’s a little more clarity to that, once you get in you’re trying to hit every ball for six. It probably doesn’t get much more complicated than that.”

Dwayne Bravo’s Bulls fell short last year at the final hurdle, but now they have one of the most destructive hitters in the world and Thursday was a powerful reminder of what David can do.

“It was a great experience to be part of a World Cup on home soil and it was brutal. We may not have been 100%, but we didn’t do much wrong and we ended up knocked out.”

Tim David

In 14 T20I for Singapore between July 2019 and March 2020, David faced 352 balls, hitting 76 of them against or over the rope.

It’s somewhat remarkable to think that it was only last summer that David had his first experience with a franchise abroad and after the Bulls’ victory in Game 2 of a triple header on Thursday, he credited his breadth and depth of experience across the board. the global franchise. circuit for his spectacular ascent.

“I’m in a good place with my game. The IPL was great for my confidence,” said the 26-year-old. “You build a skill base so you can start with a new group that’s obviously important on the franchise circuit as you’re always meeting new faces. You get to rub shoulders with some of the best players and share ideas and pick and choose.” things about each other.”

With Kieron Pollard calling at the end of his IPL career, David may perhaps be in the top position to be his replacement in Mumbai, but for now his focus is on adding the T10 title to his CV.

The past year or so has confirmed his status as a true power hitter and now that he’s had the pleasure of playing for Australia in a major tournament, he’s eager to make sure the opportunity presents itself again.

“It was a great experience to be part of a World Cup on home soil and it was brutal. We may not have been 100%, but we didn’t do much wrong and we ended up knocked out.” David said.

And for all his knowledge in the free market of franchises, David admitted that wearing the colors of Australia added a whole new dimension to the game that even he couldn’t explain.

“It’s definitely different than playing a cricket franchise. It’s hard to pin down what exactly is different. T20 is a really inconsistent game and when you’re playing for your country, you want to win every game, so it’s one of the toughest games.” pieces,” said David.

Tim David’s story is well known and certainly different from the conventional path. He is the latest globetrotting freelancer to have taken advantage of his opportunity and continues to do so. And as the sports landscape continues to evolve towards shorter formats, David perhaps knows that he is at the forefront.

Aadam Patel is a freelance sports reporter who has written for BBC Sport, the daily mailESPNcricinfo, the cricket player and other posts @aadamp9

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