01/03/2024

Hobart Hurricanes batter Tim David (Photo: Hobart Hurricanes)

Entering his fourth season with the Hobart Hurricanes, attacking batsman Tim David is eager to get the season on a winning note, with what he believes is a deep squad ready to progress further in the tournament.

The 27-year-old produced a career-best season in BBL12, finishing as the team’s leading run-scorer, with 354 runs at a scintillating strike rate of 160.91, ahead of Matthew Wade (307 runs) and Caleb Jewell (289 runs).

Although he made only a solitary half-century, his timely contributions with the bat played an instrumental role in the Hurricanes securing wins. Innings that include 46 off 28 balls against the Scorchers, and a rapid-fire 76 not out of just 41 deliveries against the Sydney Thunder.

Tim David spoke to media ahead of their BBL|13 opener on Monday night.

“It’s awesome. I love it down here in Hobart,” David said.

“Come see your mates, playing with mates. But I get to play with those guys around the world as well.

“It feels like home being back here in Hobart for the Big Bash and we get such good support down here in Bellerive and up in ‘Lonnie’ (Launceston) as well, so looking forward to being a part of that.”

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With the Hurricanes having the majority of their squad returning, David says it’s on the team as a whole to “get the best out of themselves.”

Addressing its inconsistencies is the first task for the Hurricanes to make significant inroads to advance through to the semifinal, after a BBL12 tournament marked by wayward results.

“It’s hard to say. But I think we just haven’t played the right cricket at the right moment. So it’s about being smart and I think we’ve got enough experience in the squad now that we can pick those moments when we actually need to win important moments in games,” David said.

After continuing to work on his batting craft, taking part for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, which the team lost in the second qualifier to the Lucknow Super Giants, David feels he still has “a lot to prove to himself.”

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