Know All about Sam Billings, The English Wicketkeeper-batsman is back again with Delhi Capitals
The English wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings has always been a player to watch out for. He is a technically sound batsman who has quite a few shots for a single delivery and has always looked promising in white-ball format.
Tennis, Tottenham Hotspurs, and cricket
Sam Billings was born on 15th June 1991 in Pembury, Kent. He was never far away from sports. His grandfather Ron Billings was a racquet champion and cousin Tom Billings is an international level player. It’s incredible to see he was a Tennis player for Kent. Later on, he became a professional cricketer for Kent.
But the most amazing thing is he scored a hat-trick of goals on a football pitch playing for Corinthian under-14s against the academy side of English Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur. The hat-trick allured Hotspur’s management to offer Sam a trial for the club. Can you believe it?
Thank God, he opted for cricket!
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Studious Sam Billings
Sam Billings has always been a pleasant surprise to many sides. He has played many games on the professional level and is now an England International in cricket. However, he doesn’t stop surprising us as he has a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University. How did he manage all these things? Baffling, isn’t it?
A Slogger with proper cricketing technique
He made his ODI debut on 9th June 2015 against New Zealand and his T-20I debut against the same nation on 23 June 2015.
Most of the time England has used him as a slogger during the last few overs of the game. He has done exceptionally well playing as a slogger. Obviously, he has never had enough time to unveil his batting dexterity while not playing reckless cricket. He has always been in a situation where rapid runs are required.
Excellent skills with gloves behind the wicket and skills with bare hands out in the field gives him the edge over others.
However, no one can say the role that he has had over the years for England had caused any hindrances for his career. The slogger role has only helped him as he became one of the most sought out players for various T-20 franchises. The blend of proper cricketing technique and some new-world shots has added a point to his CV. He has been part of more than 6 franchises across the world.
IPL career of Sam Billings
Sam was part of Delhi Daredevils in 2016. He scored 109 runs in 11 matches at an average of 22.50 striking at 135.57. He then moved to CSK in 2018. His match-winning knock of 56(23) chasing 203 is still fresh in the minds of CSK supporters. This intelligent knock with 2 fours and 5 sixes is one of the highlights of his IPL career.
Now he is back with Delhi Capitals as the Delhi-based franchise bought him back for 2 crores.
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We wish him all good for the remaining half of IPL 2021
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