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David Willey

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Full Name: David Jonathan Willey
Born: February 28 1990 , Northampton
Country: England
County: Yorkshire
Other teams: England Lions, England Under-19s, Northamptonshire, Perth Scorchers
ODI debut: Ireland v England, Malahide, May 8 2015
T20 debut: England v New Zealand, Old Trafford, June 23 2015
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm fast-medium


A feisty all-round cricketer who shot to prominence with a once-in-a-lifetime match-winning performance in the 2013 Twenty20 final. Willey followed up a 27-ball 60 with 4-9, finishing the match with a hat-trick, as Northants Steelbacks beat Surrey at Edgbaston to end a trophy drought. England came knocking two years later as he made his debut in both limited-overs formats and immediately fitted into a new aggressive style in the wake of the 2015 World Cup group-stage exit. He helped England beat World Cup finalists New Zealand 3-2 before a 3-1 win away to Pakistan followed. In between ...

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