David Willey: 2018 IPL Debutant, A Soaring Batsman And A Striking All-Rounder

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David Jonathan Willey was born on 28 February 1990. David Willey is an English international cricketer. David follows a left-handed batting style as well as for bowling. Willey is the son of former England cricketer and international umpire Peter Willey. David married singer-songwriter Carolynne Willey in November 2016.

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David Willey is a wily left-handed bowler who can also bat, so it’s no wonder that he’s been a constant presence in England’s One-Day plans since their disastrous showing at the 2015 World Cup. Willey, who hails from Northampton, moved to Leeds in 2015 to pursue his tremendous skill, representing Yorkshire in all three formats of the game.

David Willey, the son of former England all-rounder turned umpire Peter Willey, made his debut for Northampton-shire in 2009. He began his career as a lower-order batsman who could swing the new ball, making his debut in 2009. He was consistent with both the bat and the ball, but his career didn’t take off until 2012. He took 43 wickets for Northampton-shire and was a key player in the team’s victory in the Friends Life T20 competition.

Full NameDavid Willey
Nickname David
NationalityEnglish
Religion Christianity
Date Of Birth 28 February 1990
Age32 years
Birth Place Northampton, England
Height 185 cm
Martial Status Married
Wife Carolynne Good
Father Name Peter Willey
Mother Name N/A
David Willey
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After a great season, David Willey was promoted to the England Lions, but a stress fracture forced him to drop out of contention for a spot in England’s World Cup squad in Australia and New Zealand in 2015. Nonetheless, in 2014, he made a full comeback for his home county. The call-up had been long delayed, and he was handsomely rewarded for his domestic form as he made his ODI debut against Ireland in May of 2015.

David Willey then went on to have a fantastic season in the Nat-west T20 Blast, scoring a century against Sussex, including 34 from a Michael Yardy over. Northampton-shire reached the final, where they were defeated by Lancashire. It was followed by a fantastic T20 WC 2016 in India, where Willey’s outstanding bowling helped England win their second T20 WC title.

David Willey
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Willey’s form has plummeted since then, particularly in ODIs, and 2017 has been something of a dry spell for him in international cricket. He has not been a regular component of the ODI setup since 2018, due to injuries and a coincidental lack of form. Willey has yet to display his power hitting ability for England, while continuing to flourish in county cricket and T20 competitions.

Career Statistics: 

As for his One Day International (ODI) match, David Willey played his first ODI match on May 8, 2015 against Ireland. As for his last match, he played on July 4, 2021 against Sri Lanka. He received an opportunity to become part of the 52 matches. He made 377 runs. David maintained his batting average of 23.56. He delivered 2305 balls. In the 2305 balls, he took 69 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 31.60. Highest score while batting is 51 runs. 

As for his T20 series, he played his first match on June 23, 2015 against New Zealand. As for his last match, he played on July 20, 2021 against Pakistan. He received an opportunity to become part of the 32 matches. In total he made 182 runs. As for his batting average rate is 14. In the 641 balls delivered by him, he took 38 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 22.47. 

David Willey
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As for his first class, David Willey received an opportunity to become part of the 77 matches. He made 2515 runs in total. As for his batting style, he maintained it to be 27.33. David smashed the highest score while batting 104 runs. He delivered 10,745 balls. In the 10,745 balls delivered by him, he took 198 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 29.77. 

As for his List A debut, He received an opportunity to become part of the 135 matches. He made 1859 runs in total. As for his batting style, he maintained it to be 25.46. David smashed the highest score while batting 167 runs. He delivered 5,096 balls. In the 5,096 balls delivered by him, he took 157 wickets. Further, he maintained his bowling average of 30.71. 

IPL through the years 

Due to injuries to Mitchell Santner and Kedar Jadhav, the Chennai Super Kings needed a replacement, and David Willey was brought in after the 2018 season began. The all-rounder played in three games but only made a brief appearance, taking two wickets and never batting. However, the franchise has chosen to keep him for the 2019 IPL season.

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David Willey is currently playing as a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022.

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