CL Twenty20 Day 4 Player of the Day: Davey Jacobs

Port Elizabeth, South Africa: The match between Warriors and Victoria Bushrangers was one of the most awaited match of the tournament. Both sides boast of international players, strong batting and strong bowling too, not to forget one of the best fielding display. Still amidst all the stars, Jacobs emerged as the pick of the day.

Declared as Man of the Match for his effort with the bat, and the captaincy skill shown in changing the bowlers, besides two amazing catches, it was Davey Jacobs, the captain of Warriors, who almost single-handedly plotted the thumping defeat of Victoria.

His knock of 57 runs as the opener laid foundation for Warriors to make a competitive total. Yet, 158 runs was never a competitive target against the strong batting line up of Victoria. Jacobs knew how to defend the low total. His bowling changes according to the batsmen of Victoria, unsettled the Bushrangers batsmen, some of whom have exceptional success at international level.

While batting and captaincy did it for his team, Jacobs took two amazing catches to dismiss two dangerous looking batsmen. Catches win matches!! He showed that too. Good and Sharp captaincy, solid batting, and two amazing catches – what more one needs to get the MOM of the match!!

Profile

    Born: Nov 4, 1982, Transvaal
    Major teams: Eagles, Free State, North West, Northamptonshire, Warriors
    Batting Style: Right-hand bat
    Player: Wicketkeeper batsman
    First Class debut: 2001/02
    Twenty20 Debut: 2004 Eastern Cape v Eagles at East London

Twenty20 Performance

    Matches: 43
    Innings: 40
    Runs: 932
    Highest: 71*
    Avg: 30.06
    SR: 121.51
    50s: 4
    Catches: 22
    Stump: 4

He has already guided his team to championships win. With the kind of performance given so far in winning both their matches in Champions League Twenty20 league matches, his team can feel safe to eye another championships win.

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