IPL 2021: RCB’s first-ever Singaporean recruit Tim David shines in CPL 2021, smashes 56 off 28 balls for Saint Lucia Kings – IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore’s new recruit, Singaporean Tim David scored a fifty on his Caribbean Premier League for Saint Lucia Kings here at the Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts on Friday against Jamaica Tallawahs.
David scored 56 runs in just 28 balls with the help of eight boundaries and three sixes. He played with a strike rate of 200. It was his debut game in the CPL 2021. Chasing a huge total of 256, David’s fifty went in vain but this will give him a lot of confidence ahead of his IPL debut later this year.
Who is Tim David?
David is of Australian descent. He is 6 feet 5 inch tall and currently plays international cricket for Singapore and he brings with him a novelty factor in Virat Kohli’s team.
Since ICC has accorded T20 International status to all its 106 member nations, David has played 14 T20 Internationals with 558 runs in his kitty at a strike rate of 158 plus.
Overall, he has played 49 T20 games, factoring in his appearances in the BBL and PSL with a tally of 1171 runs at a strike rate of 155 plus.
In BBL, he has played for Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers while he had recently scored two List A hundreds in the Royal London Cup for Surrey, including a career-best 140 against Warwickshire.
In fact, the 25-year-old David’s father Rod David is also an ex-Singapore international and represented the country in the 1997 ICC World Cup qualifier, a tournament that was won by Bangladesh.
While David by birth became a Singapore passport holder, the family migrated back to Australia and he grew up in Perth. His father apart from being an ex Singapore international is also an engineer.
It is expected that AB de Villiers and Kyle Jamieson will be certainties in RCB’s playing XI while Dan Christian also has a good chance of making it. However, Kohli will not be able to ignore that David has already hit 77 sixes in senor level competitive 64-white ball games including T20 and List A.