IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made three new signings on Saturday, namely, Dushmantha Chameera, Tim David, and Hasaranga. Singapore’s Tim David became the first player from the Asian country to be listed in an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise. The 25-year old from Singapore is a huge hitter of the cricket ball. He has represented Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL). His performance in the BBL might have got him his place in the RCB side.
With David’s inclusion, RCB looks even stronger now. They already have Virat Kohli, AB De Villers, and Glenn Maxwell in their batting line-up. David’s inclusion will only make the middle order stronger. “Tim David, a power player who could become a straight swap for either [Glenn] Maxwell or AB de Villiers if required. Also gives us other options if required and he’s also performed in the subcontinent in recent times,” said Mike Hesson, RCB’s new coach. (to Cricbuzz.
Tim David has a strike rate of 155.8 in T20 cricket. As the RCB coach mentioned, he could be a great potential replacement for any of the middle-order batsmen. Tim David was recently involved in ‘The Hundred’. He was part of the Champion team Southern Brave. His hard-hitting ability makes him a special player to look out for.