Willey has only featured in three IPL games, which came in 2018 (Image Credit: Twitter)
England speedster David Willey, who has been in prime form from quite some time now has pulled off of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) sighting family reasons. Supposedly, his wife is supposed to give birth to child and Willey believes it is time to stay with her. "My wife's had a bit of a tough time, so I'm having to make sure she's alright," Yorkshire's Willey, who had been set to join up with Chennai Super Kings, told the club website.
He came into the side as a replacement in the year 2018 and featured in only three games. With this, Willey further went on saying that the franchise has been kind enough to understand the reasons and even praised Yorkshire. "Chennai was very understanding and very supportive, as Yorkshire have been as well."
Willey said that the decision taken by him hasn't been an easy one but correct seeing the hour requirement. "It's never an easy decision. But, nonetheless, it's the right decision," he added."I need to put my family first at the minute, and cricket's secondary to that. We'll get that sorted and then I can concentrate on cricket."
Willey did not feature in any of England's recent one-day series against the West Indies, but is still hopeful he can play in this summer's World Cup."Over the last 18 months to two years, it's shown when I'm playing regular cricket I play my best cricket," he concluded.