This IPL season has turned out to be very bad for the Mumbai Indians. The team has suffered consecutive losses in the first eight games. However, by winning the last two matches, the Mumbai team got some relief. The best part was that in these two matches, the Mumbai Indians had a great finish. This finisher is Tim David.
This time at the IPL Mega Auction, Mumbai Indians bought Singapore’s explosive batsman Tim David for Rs 8.25 crore. David was also included in the playing XI in the first two games this season, but in both games he did not work for the team at all. David was able to score only 13 runs in both games. After this, he was dropped from the squad for the next 6 matches, although he was once again part of the playing XI for the last two matches and this time he played a major role in Mumbai’s victory by batting according to his image.
Tim David, batting in the sixth order against Rajasthan Royals, scored an unbeaten 20 from 9 balls to give Mumbai their first win of the season. Following this, in the Friday night match, he batted vigorously against the Gujarat Titans, leading his team to a respectable score, which the bowlers defended well to give Mumbai a second win. In this match, Tim played an explosive inning of 44 not out of 21 balls. He was also selected ‘Man of the Match’ for this special entry.
Tim David came into the spotlight at a time when the Mumbai team were looking for a finisher for themselves. Actually, West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard is out of form this year. Even a finisher like Hardik Pandya is not in the squad, which is why Mumbai was feeling the lack of a finisher this season. Due to the lack of a good finisher, Mumbai had to face eight straight losses one after another. Now, in the form of Tim David, Mumbai looks to have a bigger finalist than Pollard. This season Tim has scored 78 runs in 4 games with a batting average of 38.50 and a strike rate of 187.80.