England and Yorkshire pacer David Willey replaces Mitchell Santner in Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2018. Willey is the 12th Englishman to sign for an IPL team this year and will join his international team-mates Mark Wood and Sam Billings after agreeing a £225,000 deal at Chennai Super Kings as a late injury replacement.
Willey is a left arm pacer who can be a good death over specialist, he is also capable of notching some meaty blows down the order. Willey smashed a 36-ball 79 that included a 34-run over off Nathan Lyon, while opening the batting against Prime Minister’s XI in a warm-up game in Canberra, that speaks the volume of his batting speciality.
The 28-years-old from Northampton has played 20 T20 Internationals for England and has picked 24 wickets with an economy of 8.60.