In a conversation with CricketNMore, Mumbai Indians’ batter Tim David has revealed his favourite all-time T20 XI. The big-hitting finisher has included five West Indies players in his team, the most from a single nation. He has also picked two players each from India and Australia to form his all-time T20 XI.
Tim David has selected the Universe Boss Chris Gayle and the Aussie all-rounder, Shane Watson, as the openers. Meanwhile, he picked the greatest batter of the modern era, Virat Kohli, at number three. Speaking about Chris Gayle’s inclusion Tim David said that the West Indian is the player with the most runs and the most centuries in the T20s.
The big-hitting Aussie also talked about Virat Kohli‘s selection. He said Kohli is a batter who could score fast runs whenever he wants. Tim David kept the legendary AB de Villiers at number four to form a formidable top order.
Tim picked the Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard as the finisher, while he chose the legendary Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, as the wicketkeeper and the 2nd finisher of his all-time T20 XI.
Two Caribbean all-rounders, Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell take the all-rounder spot in Tim David’s team, while Rashid Khan and Sunil Narine handle the spin bowling department in the team. David has selected his countryman Mitchell Starc as the lead pacer in his all-time T20 XI.
Tim David’s all-time XI: Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Kieron Pollard, MS Dhoni (WK), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, and Mitchell Starc.
Tim David leaves his mark in the IPL 2022
Mumbai Indians dropped David early in the season after two matches. However, the five-time champions gave the big-hitter another chance after Kieron Pollard‘s consistent failures.
The big-hitting finisher grabbed the opportunity with both hands and has left his mark in the IPL 2022. Tim David has amassed 152 runs in 7 matches at a stupendous strike rate of 202.66.