Tim David says he’s determined to keep improving after playing seven straight Big Bash League matches this season.
The big-hitting David has contributed some handy cameos with the bat and opened the bowling on one occasion after joining the Perth Scorchers as a local replacement player just before Christmas, almost two years after his stunning debut in BBL07.
David and fellow Emageo Group star Joel Paris have both been named in the Scorchers’ 13-man squad ahead of their clash with the Adelaide Strikers at Optus Stadium on Friday night.
“It’s always good to be able face as many balls as you can in a T20 but we’ve got some really good batters at the top of our order so I guess I can fill a role there where I can get going from ball one or two,” David told the Centre Wicket Podcast. “I’m kind of there to finish off an innings if we are going well in a first innings or you know close out a game if that’s what we’ve got to do chasing in the second innings.”
The return of Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner from the Australian one-day international duties will make selection tough as finals rapidly approach.
“I don’t know how the balance is going to go when they do come back,” David said. “I obviously still want to play but they’re two great additions to have back in our squad.”
David made his international debut for Singapore last year. And while the 23-year-old would love to continue to explore that avenue, his number one priority remains closer to home.
“Ideally, I’d love to have a contract with both WA and the Scorchers but I don’t know how that looks moving forward,” he said. “So for me it’s just about trying to keep getting better, keep improving as much as I can.
“Hopefully those things kind of fall into place.”