In absence of Jason Roy and Alex Hales, David Willey opened the bat for England in the tour match against Australia’s Prime Ministers’ XI in Canberra, and shattered Nathan Lyon, the tormentor of England in this year’s Ashes, to take 34 runs in a single over.
In the final power play over, David Willey enjoyed an almost complete set of sixes hence he did not miss the last one. The first five deliveries went for over boundaries consecutively and the sixth one rested just to cross the rope.
Later Willey said, “Yeah, I probably was disappointed. Especially in an England shirt. I can barely get it off the square usually. It would have been nicer to get the final one too but if you’re hitting 34 off an over you can’t complain.
“I got a chance at the top of the order with a couple of niggles and I had nothing to lose. I went out with a bit of a free rein and managed to clear the ropes a few times. No complaints.”
“I think I’ll be sliding back down to nine or 10 for the first game [of the tri-series], that was my one chance,” he said.
“I don’t think I can walk in there and say I should be batting higher up the order. I do that job back home and my job with England is different,” he added.
David Willey’s highest score in one day international cricket is 26 and in the shortest version of the game, he scored 21 as best.
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