He was picked up by the Mumbai Indians, an Indian Premier League franchise in the 2011 IPL Player Auction for $190,000. In his first match versus Delhi Daredevils he has scored just one. His wicketkeeping so far has been excellent. He stood up to Malinga's and Munaf Patel's bowling. Tall and taciturn, flinty and fastidious, Davy Jacobs is the kind of cricketer any captain would welcome into his team. For the first seven seasons of his career, his captains at Eagles and then Warriors knew they could depend on his forthright batting and solid wicketkeeping. Then the Warriors took the logical step of appointing Jacobs as captain. It took him just two seasons to repay that faith, when he guided his team to triumph in the T20 Domestic Cup and the MTN40 in the summer of 2010-11, the first trophies ever won by the Eastern Cape franchise.