David Willey is a 30-year-old all-rounder who bats left-handed and bowls left-arm fast-medium and has represented England in international cricket.
England, England XI, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire, Chennai Super Kings, Perth Scorchers, England Lions, Rangpur Rangers, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Pakhtoons, Delhi Bulls, Northern Superchargers
Willey has scored 377 runs in 40 ODIs at an average of 23.56. He has also taken 60 wickets at 33.95. He played his first ODI against Ireland in Dublin on 8 May 2015. In the 5th ODI of a series on Sri Lanka’s tour of England on 2 July 2016, England batted first and scored 324/7. When Sri Lanka batted, Willey became the wrecker-in-chief, taking 4/34. David accounted for the wickets of Perera, Chandimal, Lakmal and Pradeep to help bowl out the guests for 202, handing England a 122-run victory. Arguably his finest ODI innings came against India at Lord’s in the second game of a series on India’s tour of England on 14 July 2018. Batting at number 6, Willey made 50 off 31 balls with 5 fours and a six and shared a 7th-wicket partnership of 83 with Joe Root to help England to a total of 322/7. Replying, India were bowled out for 236. On 30 July 2020, Willey registered his best bowling figures of 5/30 against Ireland at Southampton in the first match of a series, accounting for the dismissals of Stirling, Delany, Balbirnie, Tucker and Young to help bowl out Ireland for 172, paving the way for England to chase down the target in 27.5 overs with 6 wickets in hand. David last appeared in an ODI against Ireland in Southampton on 4 August 2020.
Willey has made 166 runs in 28 T20Is at 13.83. David has also taken 34 wickets at 22.38. He played his first T20I against New Zealand in Manchester on 23 June 2015, in a match in which Willey took 3/22 to help England to a 56-run victory. In a frugal bowling display at the World T20 in Delhi on 23 March 2016, Willey took 2/23 against Afghanistan to restrict them to 127/9 after England had scored 142/7 in their allotted overs. He registered his best bowling figures of 4 wickets for 7 runs against the West Indies in Basseterre on 10 March 2019. Willey was responsible for the wickets of Hope, Campbell, Hetmyer and Bravo to help bowl out the hosts for 71, paving the way for England to record an 8-wicket victory with nearly 40 overs to spare. He last appeared in a T20I against Pakistan in Cardiff on 5 May 2019.
Willey was signed by CSK in the 2018 IPL season when Kedar Jadhav was injured. The absence of injured New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner was another reason why Willey was sought, which made him the 12th English player to feature in the IPL that season. David Willey has played in just one season (2018) of the IPL. He represented Chennai Super Kings that year and played 3 matches in which he took 2 wickets at an average of 47.50. In a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 5 May 2018, Willey took 1/24 to help restrict RCB to 127/9, paving the way for CSK to chase down the target with 6 wickets and 2 overs to spare.