David Willey

David Willey

English AllRounder
T20 WORLD CUP 2016 STATS
41 Runs
132.26 S/R
20.50 Avg
11 W
44.00 E/R

Personal Information

Full Name David Jonathan Willey
Date of Birth February 28, 1990
Age 34 Years
Nationality English
Birth Place Northampton
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Role Bowler
Batting Style Left hand Bat
Bowling Style Left arm Fast medium
Debut May 8, 2015
Jersey No. 15
Family Peter Willey (Father), Carolynne Poole (Spouse)

Most Recent Matches

Match R BF 4s 6s S/R O R W E/R
DUR vs NOR 0 1 0 0 0.00 2 36 1 18.00
NOR vs LEI 1 3 0 0 33.33 4 18 2 4.50
DUR vs NOR 17 14 2 0 121.43 3 11 1 3.67
NOR vs LEI 71 48 7 3 147.92 4 43 1 10.75
WAS vs NOR 8 4 0 1 200.00 3 48 0 16.00

Batting Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn R BF NO Avg S/R 100s 50s H 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 73 46 663 693 19 24.55 95.67 0 2 51 57 24 27 0
T20Is 43 26 226 173 11 15.06 130.63 0 0 33 15 13 17 0
T20s 300 219 3964 2940 47 23.04 134.82 2 15 118 307 196 129 0
LISTAs 156 111 2145 2210 27 25.53 97.05 3 7 167 185 82 53 0
FIRSTCLASS 77 108 2515 3945 16 27.33 63.75 2 14 104 302 58 18 0

Bowling Stats

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Game Type Mat Inn O R W Avg E/R Best 5w 10w
ODIs 73 72 538.2 2975 100 29.75 5.52 5/30 1 0
T20Is 43 43 144.1 1180 51 23.13 8.18 4/7 0 0
T20s 300 277 888.1 7020 302 23.24 7.90 4/7 0 0
LISTAs 156 146 1003.3 5617 188 29.87 5.59 5/30 2 0
FIRSTCLASS 77 119 1790.5 5895 198 29.77 3.29 10/75 6 1

David Willey News

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David Willey to miss start of IPL 2024 due to personal reasons 
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David Willey: A Brief Biography

England Media Access - ICC Men's Cricket World Cup India 2023
England Media Access - ICC Men's Cricket World Cup India 2023 (Image Credits: Getty Images)


David Jonathan Willey is an English cricketer, who represents Yorkshire in county cricket. He was born on 28 February 1990 in Northampton. Willey is a left-arm fast-medium bowler who mostly balls with the new ball.

Willey’s ability to swing with the new ball and the added advantage of being a left-arm seamer has seen him play in English colors quite regularly.


David Willey - Along the Years

YearAgeAchievement
200919Made First-Class debut for Northamptonshire
200919Made List-A debut for Northamptonshire
200919Made T20 debut for Northamptonshire
201525Scored maiden First-Class century against Gloucestershire
201525Made ODI debut against Ireland
201525Made T20I debut against New Zealand
201525Signed by Perth Scorchers
201626Played in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016
201626Finished as Runners-up in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016
201727Played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017
201828Signed as a replacement for Kedar Jadhav for Chennai Super Kings
201828Made IPL debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore
201828Won the IPL 2018
202029Took maiden ODI five-wicket haul against Ireland
202131Played in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021
202231Bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 2 crores
202232Played in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022
202232Won the ICC T20 World Cup 2022
202333Played in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
202333Retired from all forms of international cricket
202333Bought by Lucknow Super Giants for INR 2 crores
202434Withdrew from IPL 2024 due to personal reasons


David Willey Records


David Willey Career

David Willey has had a career of ups and downs due to injuries and external factors. In spite of this, he has managed to achieve a great individual career.


David Willey Domestic Career

With the ability to swing the new ball and a good hand at the bat, David Willey got his first chance in county cricket when Northamptonshire signed him in 2009. He played against Leicestershire and scored 60 runs in the debut match. He scored his maiden First-Class century against Gloucestershire for Northamptonshire in April 2015.


Willey’s true abilities bestowed colors in the T20 cricket. He registered a bowling average of 11.30 in the 2009 T20 competition. With some indispensable contributions with the bat and 43 wickets with the ball, he aided his team to the title in the 2012 Friends Life T20 Championship. Willey joined Yorkshire for a three-year contract starting from the 2016 season.

Willey was signed by the Perth Scorchers for the 2015-16 season of the Big Bash League in Australia. With good performances at the back, he ensured his place for the next two seasons.


Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire - Specsavers County Championship: Division One
Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire - Specsavers County Championship: Division One (Image Credits: Getty Images)


Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Worcestershire Rapids- T20 Vitality Blast
Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Worcestershire Rapids- T20 Vitality Blast (Image Credits: Getty Images)


BBL - Scorchers v Renegades
BBL - Scorchers v Renegades (Image Credits: Getty Images)


David Willey IPL Career

David Willey was signed as a replacement by the Chennai Super Kings for the injured Kedar Jadhav, who won the thriller of an opener against the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018. He left his county duties and played for CSK, making his IPL debut against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (now Royal Challengers Bengaluru) on May 5, 2018. Willey had played only 3 matches, picking up 2 wickets, and was part of the CSK squad that won the IPL 2018 in their comeback season.


Willey was retained by CSK for the 2019 IPL edition, but did not get to play a match and was released ahead of the IPL 2020 auction. He was bought by RCB in the IPL 2022 mega auction for his base price of INR 2 crores. He played a total of 8 matches for the franchise, picking up 4 wickets and scoring 53 runs, before being ruled out of IPL 2023 due to a toe injury. Coincidentally, he was replaced by Kedar Jadhav for the remainder of the tournament.


Willey was acquired by the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2024 auction for his base price of INR 2 crores, but he withdrew from the season due to personal reasons.


Image Credits: David Willey's Instagram
Image Credits: David Willey's Instagram


David Willey International Career

David Willey has had a decent international career and displayed his skillset with the limited range of opportunities that was presented to him, despite being sidelined for most of his career.

A useful limited overs cricketer, Willey leaks away runs when the ball is not swinging. This problem has resulted in his inconsistent form over the years. Injuries have also constricted his success at the international level.


David Willey ODI Career

David Willey made his ODI debut for England on 8 May 2015 against Ireland. He dismissed Andy Balbirnie as his first wicket in international cricket. However, the match was later abandoned due to rain.

He booked himself a place in the England squad for the series against New Zealand in June 2014. He played the final three games of the series and took seven wickets. Willey was leaking runs but at the same time, he was taking wickets which helped his team win the series 3-2.


Willey played in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and was named in the provisional squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Unfortunately, he had to pave the way for English pace sensation Jofra Archer and he was reeling from the exclusion. He made a comeback in the subsequent year against Ireland in July 2020 as he made a statement by bagging his maiden five-wicket haul.


Willey was included in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and had a chance to redeem himself. However, England’s devastating campaign and a central contract snub by the Engish Cricket Board made Willey take a tough call to retirement from all forms of international cricket after the culmination of the tournament. He had something to savor in his final game as he gave a pretty good all-round performance to triumph over Pakistan and also became the third player after Desmond Haynes and Irfan Pathan to bag the ‘Player of the Match’ award in his final ODI game.


England v Pakistan - ICC Men's Cricket World Cup India 2023
England v Pakistan - ICC Men's Cricket World Cup India 2023 (Image Credits: Getty Images)


David Willey T20I Career

David Willey made his T20I debut on June 23, 2015, where he ended up with figures of 3-22 to assist his team to victory.

Willey’s best days in international cricket were those spent during the 2016 World T20 in India. He took two wickets and added 57 runs with Moeen Ali for the eighth wicket to chase a target of 141 runs set by Afghanistan and an impressive display of bowling in the final against West Indies, returning with figures of 4-0-20-3, which eventually went in vain.

Willey was part of the ICC T20 World Cup squads in 2021 and 2022, including the one where England was crowned the champions in 2022, but he hardly featured in the playing XIs.


ICC World Twenty20 India 2016: Final - England v West Indies
ICC World Twenty20 India 2016: Final - England v West Indies (Image Credits: Getty Images)


David Willey’s Family

David Willey’s father Peter Willey is a former English cricketer and international umpire. He is married to Carolynne Poole and they have a daughter named Heather Willey.


David Willey’s Net Worth

As of 2024, David Willey has an estimated net worth of INR 7 crores or USD 2 million.



FAQs on David Willey

A. David Willey announced that he would retire from all forms of international cricket after the final match against Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

A. David Willey has played in five ICC tournaments - the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 and the ICC T20 World Cup in 2016, 2021 and 2022.

A. David Willey’s best figures of 5/30 came against Ireland in an ODI in July 2020.

A. David Willey made his international debut in an ODI against Ireland in Dublin in May 2015.

A. David Willey withdrew from IPL 2024 due to personal reasons. He was bought by the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2024 auction for his base price of INR 2 crores.

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