- David Willey reveals how he was almost sacked by his county side Yorkshire amid his decision to play in IPL 2018
- David Willey was part of Chennai Super Kings’ IPL 2018 winning side
In today’s Latest Cricket News, English cricketer David Willey had to risk his country career in order to play for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018, reports Daily Mail. David Willey was bought by Chennai Super Kings as a replacement for the injured Kedhar Jadhav and although Willey did not play a major role in Chennai’s IPL 2018 campaign, he gained vital experience as CSK ended up winning the IPL 2018 title. In Cricket Latest News for today, David Willey recalled his IPL 2018 experience with Daily Mail where he revealed how he was almost sacked by his county side Yorkshire after he decided to accept an IPL contract from Chennai Super Kings.
Willey said: ‘I was threatened with them ripping up my contract which wasn’t great but everything’s been resolved,’ said Willey after his unbeaten 35 guided England to a three-wicket victory at the Oval. I’ve signed on for another year now.’
David Willey thankful for his IPL 2018 experience
Despite being on the verge of getting sacked, English all-rounder David Willey is thankful to Chennai Super Kings to give him the opportunity of playing in IPL 2018 which will only improve his game in near future. Willey is a powerful batsman which we saw in England’s 3-wicket win over Australia in the 1st ODI where he played a crucial inning of 35 which included 5 fours and a six. Willey thinks that playing in a tournament such as IPL will also help English cricket and the upcoming players.
Willey said: ‘It wasn’t a tough decision to go,’ said Willey. ‘It was a no-brainer. You don’t get the chance to play in the biggest Twenty20 competition in the world every day. The landscape of the game is changing and I do think counties should try to work with it rather than against it.
‘Ultimately you would think counties will benefit from their players going whether it is immediately with them coming back and winning games or in the longer term going on to help develop youngsters.
‘There is no better way for young guys to learn than to play with experienced players from all round the world and I think if counties looked at these competitions as a long-term benefit it would be better for all involved.’
David Willey brings variety to England’s bowling attack
In Cricket News Today, David Willey openly admitted of how he was nearly sacked by his county side Yorkshire for his decision to play in IPL but Willey has been a welcomed edition for England’s cricket team as he is the only quality left arm fast bowler which England has at the moment. Willey is yet to play regular test cricket for England but given his prowess in white-ball cricket, we may see him get inducted to test cricket sooner than initially expected. Willey will have a potent fast bowler partner at the 2019 ICC World Cup after Jofra Archer was cleared to play for England for next year’s World Cup.