David Johan Jacobs, known as Davy, born (1982-11-04) November 4, 1982 (age 32) in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, is a South African first-class cricketer for the Warriors, having previously played for the Eagles cricket team. A right-handed batsman, he has made over 3000 first class runs at an average above 40 and a highest score of 218. He is also an outstanding wicket-keeper, and a natural born leader. Played for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club as a substitute overseas player while a professional with Carrickfergus CC in Northern Ireland in 2007. His fantastic performance during the second edition of the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, finishing runners-up to Murali Vijay in the Golden Bat table. He has represented the South Africa A team on several occasions. Captained the South African Emerging Squad to Australia, and also led the South African Sixes team to victory in the Hong Kong Sixes Tournament in 2009. He represented Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel in the 2013 CPL tournament in the Caribbean. He is a true modern day cricketer. A massive hitter of the cricket ball, and the ideal team player.
He was picked up by the Mumbai Indians, an Indian Premier League franchise in the 2011 IPL Player Auction for $190,000. Despite his tournament being cut short due to injury, he lived up to his box office reputation, getting the Mumbai Indians off to flying starts with his no fear batting style. His wicketkeeping so far has been excellent. In one of the matches, he did the unthinkable, standing up to the stumps to Lasith Malinga's bolwing. He also made a stumping off the openings bowler, Munaf Patel.