Daily Mail UK – David Willey is adamant his decision to join this year’s Indian Premier League was a “no-brainer” – even though it meant he briefly risked losing his Yorkshire contract.

Summary

  • David Willey is adamant his decision to join this year’s Indian Premier League was a “no-brainer” – even though it meant he briefly risked losing his Yorkshire contract.
  • The 28-year-old reports his three-match stint with IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, under the tutelage of coach Stephen Fleming, rekindled his love for cricket and opened up new tactical awareness which will benefit both club and country.
  • Willey is back in the good books at Headingley – where he has agreed a new contract, due to be finalised imminently – and is intent on helping England to win the World Cup next summer for the first time in their history.
  • Yorkshire lost Willey and fellow England seamer Liam Plunkett to late IPL call-ups this spring.
  • In the shorter term, after helping England go 1-0 up at the start of their five-match one-day international series against Australia, claiming a career-best unbeaten 35 from number eight in a scrappy three-wicket at The Oval, he has his eyes on more runs and wickets for his country.


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