David Willey Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography

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Age: 34 Years
Wife: Carolynne Willey
Height: 6' 1"

David Willey

Full NameDavid Jonathan Willey
ProfessionCricketer (Bowling all-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)6' 1" (185 cm)
Weight (approx.)85 Kg (187 lbs)
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlonde
International DebutODI- 8 May 2015 vs Ireland in Dublin
Test- Did not play
T20- 23 June 2015 vs New Zealand in Manchester
International RetirementOn 1 November 2023, he announced his retirement from international cricket.
Last MatchODI- 11 November 2023 vs Pakistan at Eden Gardens
T20- 14 October 2022 vs Australia at Manuka Oval
Jersey Number• #15 (England) (IPL)
• #72 (Yorkshire CCC)
• #8 (Perth Scorchers)
David Willey Jersey Number for England
Domestic/State TeamFirst Class/List A/T20
• Yorkshire
• Perth Scorchers
• Northamptonshire
• Mumbai Cricket Association XI
• Rangpur Riders
• Pakhtoons
• Delhi Bulls
• Team Morgan
• Team Moeen
• Northern Superchargers
• Multan Sultans
• Durban Super Giants
• Welsh Fire
• Abu Dhabi Knight Riders

• Chennai Super Kings (2018)
• Royal Challengers Bengaluru (2022–2023)
• Lucknow Super Giants (2024-present)
Batting StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowling StyleLeft-arm Fast-medium
RecordHighest partnership (57 runs) for the 8th wicket in T20 World Cup history - with Moeen Ali in a match against Afghanistan in the 2016 T20I World Cup
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 February 1990 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2024)34 Years
BirthplaceNorthampton, England
Zodiac signPisces
Signature David Willey's signature
NationalityBritish (English)
HometownNorthampton, England
SchoolNorthampton School For Boys, England
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [1]David Willey - Instagram
HobbiesPlaying Golf, Cycling, Swimming
ControversyFined for misconduct during a match against Sri Lanka

In March 2016, he was fined 15% of his match fee for using obscene language while giving Sri Lanka batsman Milinda Siriwardana a send-off by pointing towards the pavilion. [2]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsCarolynne Good
Marriage DateNovember 2016
David Willey and Carolynne Willey's wedding photo
Marriage PlaceAdel Parish Church in North Leeds
Wife/SpouseCarolynne Willey (Musician)
David Willey with Carolynne Willey
Note: Carolynn is almost ten years older than David Willey.
ChildrenSon- Jacob
Daughter- Heather Willey
David Willey with his wife and children
ParentsFather- Peter Willey (Former English Cricketer & Umpire)
David Willey's wife (extreme left) and parents
SiblingsSister- 1 (elder)
David Willey with his sister
Singer(s)Rihanna, Adele, Michael Bublé
Money Factor
Salary (IPL)Rs. 2 Crore (bought by the Lucknow Super Giants in the 2024 IPL auction)
Social Media
FacebookName of the Account/Page with hyperlink on it
TwitterDavid Willey
LinkedInDavid Willey

David Willey Bowling

Some Lesser Known Facts About David Willey

  • While growing up, David Willey idolised his father and wanted to follow in his footsteps.
  • In an interview, he revealed that his academy coach once told him that he was not good enough to play professional cricket following which he worked very hard to prove him wrong.

    David Willey in childhood

    David Willey in childhood

  • He started playing professional cricket for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club and played his first game against Leicestershire, one of the clubs his father played for, in 2009.
  • Initially, he was a lower-order batsman who could swing the new ball.
  • David was dismissed for a golden duck while executing a poor shot against Essex in his first One Day game.
  • He took his first wicket in the form of Phil Edwards when he bowled him LBW out in his second first-class match.
  • In 2010, Willey appeared in Brain vs Brawn, a Cricket AM feature, along with his Northants teammate Jack Brooks.
  • In 2012, he made an impressive performance by taking 43 wickets for Northamptonshire in the Friends Life T20 competition.

    David Willey (left) while playing for Northamptonshire

    David Willey (left) while playing for Northamptonshire

  • Later, he was inducted into the England Lions team; however, he could not make it into England’s squad for the 2015 World Cup in Australia due to an injury.

    David Willey got injured in 2014 ahead of the 2015 World Cup

    David Willey got injured in 2014 ahead of the 2015 World Cup

  • After recovering from his injury, he made a successful return to his home county in 2014.
  • After making his ODI debut against Ireland in May 2015, he scored a century for his home county, Northamptonshire, against Sussex in the Natwest T20 Blast.
  • In the same year, he moved to Leeds, where he started playing for Yorkshire in all three formats of the game.
  • In the 2015-16 BBL season, he played for Perth Scorchers; he was the only overseas player for the club in the 2017-18 season.
  • He made an impressive performance in the 2016 T20I World Cup in India, which led England to the finals; however, England lost to West Indies in the finals.

    David Willey in action in the finals of the T20 World Cup against West Indies

    David Willey in action in the finals of the T20 World Cup against West Indies

  • In 2017, there was a dip in his performance, especially in ODIs, and he was no longer a member of England’s regular squad in 2018.
  • In 2018, he made his IPL debut for Chennai Superkings; he replaced an injured Kedar Jadhav in the tournament.
  • He was not included in England’s squad for the 2019 World Cup.
  • In 2021, he played as a captain for Northern Superchargers in the first edition of The Hundred tournament.
  • On 11 November 2023, he took 3 wickets for 56 runs from his 10 overs in his last ODI against Pakistan.
  • He got married to former X Factor contestant Carolynne Good in an intimate ritual in Leeds in November 2016. Carolynne and David first met at a stadium, where Carolynne visited to watch a match of her friend Jonny Bairstow.
  • Along with Moeen Ali, David prevented an embarrassing loss against Afghanistan. It was a 57-run standoff, which helped him cement his position as an opener.
  • On 19 December 2023, David was acquired by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs. 2 crore in the 2024 IPL auction, held at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai; however, he remained unavailable in the tournament, citing personal reasons.

  • He loves trekking and often shares his trekking experience on social media.

    David Willey's Instagram post about his trekking to Triund in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India

    David Willey’s Instagram post about his trekking to Triund in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India

  • He consumes alcoholic beverages on various occasions.
  • Here are the stats of David Willey’s international cricket career:
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