|Full name||David Johan Jacobs|
4 November 1982 |
|Batting style||Right-handed Batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Chris Jacobs (brother)|
|Domestic team information|
|2004/05-2006/07||Knights (squad no. 82)|
|2007/08-2013/14||Warriors (squad no. 82)|
|2011/12||Mumbai Indians (squad no. 82)|
|2013||Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel (squad no. 82)|
|Source: Cricinfo, January 11, 2017|
He is 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. He also played for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club as a substitute overseas player while a professional with Carrickfergus CC in Northern Ireland in 2007.
Jacobs led the Warriors to two trophies in 2010/201. 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 cricket 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 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.
In February 2015, he retired from cricket after playing in 91 first class matches in which he scored 5520 runs with 14 hundreds. He also played 106 matches with a strike rate of 81.27. Jacobs played 83 matches scoring 1707 runs at an average of 25.86 with eight half-century.