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Tim David becomes latest Singapore team player to take part in IPL

Cricketer Tim David, who plays for Singapore's national team, will join Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when the season resumes next month.

David has played 14 T20 Internationals for Singapore with 558 runs in his kitty at a strike rate of 158 plus.
David has played 14 T20 Internationals for Singapore with 558 runs in his kitty at a strike rate of 158 plus. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@ddsportschannel

The cricketer, who is of Australian descent, has made a name for himself across various T20 leagues in the world. 

The signing of the Singapore-born player and Sri Lankan duo Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga for the rest of the season was announced by the franchise on Saturday.

RCB, who are currently third in the points table, are helmed by India's national captain Virat Kohli.

The eight-team competition was suspended in May after several players and backroom staff tested positive for COVID-19 amid a second wave of infections in India. It will resume on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with the final set for October 15.

Australian David has played all over the globe including in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and the Big Bash League (BBL), an Australian professional Twenty20 competition. More recently, he featured for the Southampton-based Southern Brave in The Hundred competition and for Surrey in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

He scored 279 runs at a strike rate of 153.29 in 14 innings for the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL 20-21 season and hit 180 runs from six matches for the Lahore Qalandars in this year's PSL, which resumed in June in the UAE after it was also postponed owing to the pandemic.

Since ICC accorded T20 International status to all its 106 member nations, David has played 14 T20 Internationals for Singapore with 558 runs in his kitty at a strike rate of 158 plus.

His father Rod also played cricket for Singapore and the family moved to Perth when David was two.

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