Australia will look to seal the series when they lock horns against India in Nagpur in the second game of the three-match T20I series. The Kangaroos have taken a 1-0 lead after chasing down a towering 209 runs target in the series opener and will hope to emulate the success once again.
Ahead of the decisive second game in Nagpur, Australia’s big-hitting Tim David, who made his debut for Australia in the series said that opting to bat second in Indian conditions can be beneficial.
Tim David credits playing in IPL helped him acclimatize better
Speaking during the pre-match press conference, the 26-year-old David said, “I think having had the experience of playing in India before and playing a fair bit of T20 cricket recently, I felt calm the other night because I knew that we’re in a good position to be able to chase those runs.”
On his debut, David scored a 14-ball 18 to stitch a match-winning partnership with Matthew Wade (45) and propel Australia to a four-wicket win in the first T20.
“Having some good experience playing in India, I think finishing off games and understanding how it can go and how the pitches can play or when it kind of lights up in front of you, so you know, there can be an advantage batting second in Indian conditions,” he added.
Tim David focussed on winning games for Australia over his personal ambitions
Speaking about his ambitions of playing in the ICC T20 World Cup, Tim David revealed., “To be honest, I didn’t give it very much thought. It’s just it’s kind of evolved naturally to be here at this stage.”
“I just look to win a game which is in front of me and don’t put any expectations on that. I just try and keep the game very simple. I don’t look too far ahead of myself. I’m trying to stay pretty grounded and train harder than that and just improve as much as I can,” David concluded.