David Willey

Country: England
Born: February 28, 1990, Northampton
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

David Willey Bio

David Jonathan Willey is a highly talented and dynamic cricket player hailing from England. Known for his aggressive style of play, he has the ability to change the game with both bat and ball, as well as with stunning run-outs and incredible catches. Born on February 28, 1990, in Northampton, Willey comes from a cricketing family, with his father Peter Willey being a former England all-rounder turned umpire.

Willey’s cricketing journey began in 2009 when he made his first-class debut for Northamptonshire. Despite being initially recognized for his obdurate technique, similar to his father, he soon drew attention with his combative and attacking style of play. His bowling skills developed rapidly, particularly in the 2012 season, where he claimed an impressive 43 wickets with his brisk swing and seam.

In the subsequent season, Willey played a pivotal role in Northants’ T20 success. During the final, he showcased his all-round abilities by smashing a 19-ball half-century, the fastest of the season, executing a direct-hit run-out from the deep, and achieving a hat-trick to seal his team’s victory. This remarkable performance not only showcased his skills as a versatile player but also earned him recognition on the international stage.

Willey made his international debut in 2015 against Ireland, marking his entry into the England cricket team. In his inaugural T20 World Cup appearance in 2016, he played a crucial role for England, delivering an impressive knock of 21 runs from just 14 balls, and securing figures of 3 for 20 from his four overs. Although he narrowly missed out on the Player of the Match award, his significant contributions stood out.

Throughout the four-year cycle leading up to the 2019 World Cup, Willey was a regular member of England’s One Day International (ODI) squads, showcasing his prowess as a left-arm quick and a clean-hitting batter. However, he faced tough competition towards the end, as the emergence of Jofra Archer resulted in his exclusion from the World Cup squad.

In addition to his domestic and international cricket career, Willey has also garnered attention in the global T20 arena. He played for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League and secured a title victory with the team. Furthermore, he was signed by the Chennai Super Kings in the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL).

Willey’s exceptional performances and consistent contributions in limited-overs cricket have firmly established him as a valuable asset to any team. With his natural competitiveness, innovative mindset, and game-changing abilities, he continues to entertain and inspire cricket fans worldwide.

David Willey Career Stats

David Willey Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 43 26 11 226 33* 15.06 173 130.63 0 0 15 13 17 0
ODIs 73 46 19 663 51 24.55 693 95.67 0 2 57 24 27 0
FC 77 108 16 2515 104* 27.33 3945 63.75 2 14 302 58 18 0
List A 156 111 27 2145 167 25.53 2210 97.05 3 7 185 82 53 0
T20s 276 204 45 3720 118 23.39 2752 135.17 2 14 288 183 118 0

David Willey Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 43 43 865 1180 51 4/7 4/7 23.13 8.18 16.9 1 0 0
ODIs 73 72 3230 2975 100 5/30 5/30 29.75 5.52 32.3 4 1 0
FC 77 119 10745 5895 198 5/29 10/75 29.77 3.29 54.2 4 6 1
List A 156 146 6021 5617 188 5/30 5/30 29.87 5.59 32 7 2 0
T20s 276 253 4807 6333 275 4/7 4/7 23.02 7.9 17.4 4 0 0

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