England bowler David Willey has today announced that he will be retiring from international cricket at the end of the current World Cup.
His decision comes after England cricket announced new central contracts, with Willey the one member of the World Cup squad who did not receive a deal.
The left-arm seam bowler will bow out of the game, having played a vital role in so many of England’s ODIs, including this World Cup campaign which he has played the past three matches. He has taken five wickets and scored 32 runs so far this tournament.
The 33-year-old has always been a regular feature in the ODI side; however, was dropped on the eve of the 2019 World Cup for Jofra Archer. England went on to win the tournament.
With England still having three games left to play in the group stages of this World Cup, the defending champions are facing elimination after losing five out of six games so far.
England face Australia on Saturday, where they will be looking to secure a win against their Ashes rivals.