The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), coached by Virat Kohli, signed three replacement players for the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Saturday (August 21). Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera from Sri Lanka, as well as Tim David from Singapore, have been added to the team’s roster. While Hasaranga and Chameera are well-known cricketers, David is a lesser-known player.
The 25-year-old has recently been in the spotlight, attracting the interest of RCB scouts. He has taken the position of Finn Allen of New Zealand, who has been ruled out for the season after being picked in the national squad for the Bangladesh and Pakistan series. Before David departs for the UAE, here’s all you need to know about the right-handed batsman:
Tim David was born in Singapore on March 16, 1996. He has 14 T20I appearances for Singapore. Roderick David, his father, is also a cricketer who has represented Singapore.
David played in the Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers a year before making his international debut. Currently, he is a member of the Surrey County Cricket Club in England.
David was recently in the spotlight during the Royal London One-Day Cup 2021, which just ended. In back-to-back matches, he scored 140, 52, and 102 for Surrey. His performance in the List A event earned him a spot in The Hundred for Southern Brave. He is anticipated to keep his spot in the final, which will be held on Saturday (August 21).
David has 558 runs at 46.50 in 14 T20Is. He has four half-centuries and a strike rate of 158.52. David has 709 runs in 15 List A games. His best score of 140* came against Warwickshire for Surrey.
He has played in many leagues all over the world. David has represented the BBL’s Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers, the Caribbean Premier League’s St Lucia Kings, and the Pakistan Super League’s Lahore Qalandars.
David will be playing in the IPL for the first time. In the IPL 2021 auction, he set his base price at Rs 20 lakh and went unsold.