Surrey v Gloucestershire - Royal London Cup Quarter Final
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Tim David of Surrey reaches 100 during the Royal London Cup Quarter Final match between Surrey and Gloucestershire at the Kia Oval on August 15, London, England. (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images for Surrey CCC)
Surrey v Gloucestershire - Royal London Cup Quarter Final

Singapore-born six-hitting phenomenon Tim David is reportedly set to win a place in the Australian T20 World Cup squad.

David has already represented his nation of birth on the international stage, but his big hitting form not only in the Big Bash last summer, but globally since then, has well and truly caught the eye of Australian selectors.

He has previously spoken out about his desire to play in the World Cup this year, which will be held in Australia and is scheduled to start in October.

Australia could well yet elect to go with the status quo from their winning effort in 2021, and it's believed the squad will mostly resemble the squad which won the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, however, the changed conditions between Australia and the UAE will lead to a big change in the squad.

More batting depth is believed to be wanted by the Australians, and equally, not having the need to play two spinners could see back-up Test option Mitchell Swepson lose his place in the T20 squad for David to come in, according to News Corp.

It's understood Swepson is also being cut from the squad given he is behind both Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar, and didn't get a game in the spin friendly conditions in the UAE.

David doesn't hold a state contract and would become the first man to play for an Australian national team without a first class game to his name since David Warner made his T20 international debut.

Australia's squad - and that of every other nation - will be picked by the end of the week in accordance with an ICC deadline.