Any young cricketer gets told to keep the ball down.
“You can’t get caught if you hit the ball along the carpet,” the old saying goes.
Well, Tim David breaks every rule in the game – and it is what has seen him come from the clouds to break into Australia’s XI for the T20 World Cup and force Steve Smith out of the side.
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“Well, I was comparing mine to Smudge’s the other day, so his is obviously quite closed but mine bat face is open – it helps me hit the ball in the air,” he told Fox Cricket ahead of Australia’s third and final T20 against England.
“It just feels normal for me, but it’s quite open.
“It helps me hit the ball around the wicket. Some guys hold it differently but that’s my way.”
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