Tim David’s journey in Australian cricket is unlike any other. Born in Singapore and raised in Perth, he faced challenges early in his career as he struggled to establish himself at the state level. Despite securing a contract with the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash, he found it difficult to secure a regular spot in the lineup.
Focusing on the T20 format, David decided to represent his country of birth, Singapore, in 2019. This decision marked a turning point in his career. He joined the Hobart Hurricanes for the 2020-21 season and had a remarkable stint in Tasmania. Subsequently, he played for the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League and continued to achieve success. This success extended to his performances in the UK, which further enhanced his reputation.
In early 2022, Tim David landed a remarkable AUD$1.5 million deal with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He embraced the challenge and excelled, finishing the tournament with the highest-ever strike-rate (216.27) for a player who faced a minimum of 50 balls.
In September 2022, under ICC eligibility rules, Tim David made his debut for Australia. In just his third match, he showcased his prowess with a brilliant innings of 54 off 27 balls against India in Hyderabad.