Singaporean all-rounder Tim David sold to Mumbai Indians for ₹8.25 crore

Comprehensive Singapore Tim David was picked up by Mumbai Indians (MI) for a whopping 8.25 crore on Day 2 of the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction in Bengaluru on Sunday.

The cricketer was part of an expedited auction with a base price of 40 lakh yen. Delhi Capital (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) made initial bids as David’s price rose past the ₹1 crore mark.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) also joined as bids approached ₹5 crore. After MI walked in, it looks like they’ve decided to cast him. They went up to 8.25 crore and bought the 25-year-old when other teams did not bid more.

It can be recalled that David was selected by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to replace Finn Allen at IPL 2021. However, he only appeared in one match. The previous all-in-one did not sell at auction with a base price of 20 lakh yen.

Tim David’s T20 Credentials

Known as a tough hitter and a helpful outsider, David featured in 14 T20Is for Singapore and scored 558 runs at an average of 46.5 and a superb hit rate of 158.52. He also asked for five wickets.

He is a reasonably experienced T20 cricketer having competed in the Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League, Hundred and Vitality T20 Blast as well as the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Making his T20 debut in 2018, David entered 85 matches, where he scored 1908 runs averaging 34.69 and strike rate of 159.39. He also has seven goals to his name in these matches.

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