Nobody wanted Steven Smith, Adam Zampa, or Aaron Finch, but the Indian Premier League teams flocked to Tim David, who has become Australia’s highest-earning IPL player. On the second day of the blockbuster auction on Sunday, the Mumbai Indians franchise paid A$1.53 million for the big-hitting West Australian David, who has achieved worldwide recognition for his birthplace of Singapore rather than the country where he was raised.

Other high-profile players like Smith, Finch, Zampa, Marnus Labuschagne, Kane Richardson, and BBL star Ben McDermott, on the other hand, have yet to get a single offer. Despite being nominated for the auction, Australia’s T20I squad players Ashton Agar and Moises Henriques were not placed up for sale. Chris Lynn was also left off the list. Instead, it was imposing and swiftly growing 25-year-old Hobart Hurricanes’ batter, David, who had five clubs vying for his signature when he was placed on the market for the most modest A$75,000.

David, who has lived in Perth since he was a child, is a sought-after player in T20 competitions all over the world, and he is presently wowing them in the Pakistan Super League with Multan Sultans before joining Lancashire Lightning for the English county season. Last season’s IPL saw him play for Royal Challengers Bangalore, but he only got one game – but Mumbai will undoubtedly anticipate more given that he has become the club’s highest-ever foreign earner.

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