|Real Name:||Timothy Hays David|
Timothy Hays David (born 16 March 1996) is a Singaporean-Australian cricketer, better known as Tim David. He plays for the Singapore national cricket team and various Twenty20 franchise teams. He made his international debut for Singapore in July 2019.
|Full name||Timothy Hays David|
|Born||16 March 1996
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Relations||Rod David (father)|
|T20I debut (cap 4)||22 July 2019 v Qatar|
|Last T20I||4 March 2020 v Hong Kong|
|Domestic team information|
|2021||Saint Lucia Kings|
|2021||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
Timothy Hays David was born in Singapore. His father Rod David also played for Singapore, in the 1997 ICC Trophy. The family moved to Singapore from Australia in the 1990s where his father worked as an engineer. They moved back to Australia when he was two years old in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis and he grew up in Perth.
In July 2019, David has added to a training squad for the Singapore cricket team ahead of the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier tournament. Later the same month, he was named in Singapore’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the tournament’s Regional Finals. He made his T20I debut for Singapore against Qatar on 22 July 2019.
In September 2019, David has named to Singapore’s squad for the 2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament. He made his List A debut for Singapore, against Qatar, in the Cricket World Cup Challenge League A tournament on 17 September 2019. He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 369 runs in five matches. In October 2019, he was named to Singapore’s squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates. Ahead of the tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as the player to watch in Singapore’s squad.
Franchise and overseas career
Big Bash League
David made his Twenty20 debut for Perth Scorchers in the 2017–18 Big Bash League season (BBL) on 1 January 2018. For the 2020–21 Big Bash League season, David was signed by the Hobart Hurricanes. In the tournament’s opening fixture, he scored 58 runs, with Hobart beating the Sydney Sixers by 16 runs, and David being named the player of the match. In February 2022, David signed a two-year extension to his BBL contract with the Hobart Hurricanes.
Pakistan Super League
In May 2021, in the PSL Mini Replacement Draft for the remainder of the postponed 2021 Pakistan Super League, David was signed by the Lahore Qalandars as a replacement for Joe Burns. In the 2022 Pakistan Super League, David was signed by reigning champions Multan Sultans.
In July 2021, David played in the Hoofdklasse tournament in the Netherlands. After playing in the Dutch league, David signed with Surrey County Cricket Club to play in Surrey’s final two matches in the 2021 T20 Blast in England. The following month, he played in the 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup and scored his first century in List A cricket with an unbeaten 140 against Warwickshire. In the quarter-finals of the tournament, David scored 102 runs, as Surrey beat Gloucestershire by five wickets to advance to the semi-finals of the competition.
In 2021, he was drafted by Southern Brave for the inaugural season of The Hundred. In the final for the 2021 season of The Hundred, David scored 15 off 6 balls, and then came up with a catch, and later a crucial runout of Liam Livingstone, that each played a significant role in his team winning. In February 2022, David was signed by Lancashire County Cricket Club to play in the 2022 T20 Blast in England. In April 2022, he was bought by the Southern Brave for the 2022 season of The Hundred.
Indian Premier League
In August 2021, David was included in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the second phase of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. He made his IPL debut on 24 September 2021 against Chennai Super Kings. By doing so, he became the first international player from Singapore to play in the IPL. In February 2022, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2022 Indian Premier League auction.