All About Sam Billings And His Cricket Career

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Samuel William Billings is a professional cricketer from England. He is a wicketkeeper who bats and bowls right-handed. Sam Billings was born in Pembury, Kent, and plays cricket for Kent County Cricket Club. Since he was eight years old, he has been a member of the county and was named vice-captain in October 2017 before being named captain in January 2018, succeeding Sam Northeast.

Billings is a dynamic cricketer who devotes a great deal of time to the game and possesses a vast repertoire of scoring strokes. He has mostly played for the England cricket team in short overs forms, and he made his Test debut in January 2022. He has represented Pakistan in the Pakistan Super League, India in the Indian Premier League, and Australia.

Billings went to New Beacon School in Sevenoaks and Haileybury College in Hertfordshire, where he regularly played cricket for their First XI. At Loughborough University, he pursued a degree in sports and Exercise Science. Before his time at university, Billings stated he was “nowhere near good enough” to be a professional cricketer, and he credited it with motivating him to work hard and improve his skill.

Personal Information About Sam Billings

Full NameSamuel William Billings
Home TownNorth, Kent
NationalityEnglish
ProfessionEnglish Cricketer (wicket-keeper, Batsman)
ReligionChristianity
SchoolNew Beacon
CollegeHaileybury College
UniversityLoughborough University
QualificationDegree in Sport and Exercise Science
HobbiesPlaying Football, Rugby, Squash, Racquets and, Tennis
Marital StatusUnmarried
Debut23, June 2015 vs New Zealand in Edgbaston
Favourite ShortCut, Pull
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight-Arm Medium Pace
HeightIn centimeters- 178 cm
WeightKilograms (67) Kg
Body MeasurementChest: 41 Inches Waist: 33 Inches Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColorHazel Blue
Hair Color Blonde

Family Background Of Sam Billings

Sam Billings engaged the services of a business that conducts personality assessments when he was a young player at Kent in 2013, suffering from the terrible second-season syndrome, and was persuaded that what he needed to thrive in his career was structure, order, and discipline.

Billings, well-dressed and well-spoken, follows legendary Kent wicketkeepers such as Les Ames, ‘Hopper’ Levett, Godfrey Evans, Alan Knott, and Geraint Jones. His enthusiasm for cricket has been transferred to the Kent fans in a way that suggests he may one day be able to stand among such illustrious company safely.

All Format Career summary Of Sam Billings

Domestic Career Of Sam Billings

Billings has six first-class and seven List A hundred, including one in international cricket, as of September 2020. The first was a 131 against Northamptonshire on his first-class debut for Loughborough MCCU in the 2011 season. After being out for 99 against Surrey earlier in the month, he struck his first first-class century for Kent against Essex at Tunbridge Wells in July 2015. His most excellent first-class score is 171 runs, which he scored against Gloucestershire in August 2016.

International Career Of Sam Billings

S. Billings was summoned into the England Performance Programme for the first time in 2014, and he participated in a training camp in Sri Lanka over the English winter. Before touring Bangladesh with the England under-19 team in 2009, he had played for an ECB under-16 side in 2006 and for England age group sides at under-17 and under-18 levels.

In the 2014/15 off-season in South Africa, he was picked in the England Lions cricket team, making his debut and scoring 53 against a Gauteng Invitation XI in January 2015 and playing in four of the five unofficial one-day international matches on the trip. He was included in the preliminary England cricket team in late 2014, replacing the injured Craig Kieswetter ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. However, he did not make the final roster for the event.

In June 2015, Billings made his senior England international debut as a batsman in an ODI against a visiting New Zealand squad, making three runs. Following his participation in all five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) throughout the series, he made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut on June 23, 2015, scoring 21 runs. Later that summer, he was an unused part of the ODI team against Australia before appearing in the single T20I against Australia at the end of August.

IPL Career Of Sam Billings

In February 2016, the Delhi Daredevils paid £30,000 for Billings in the 2016 Indian Premier League auction. He made his debut for Delhi, scoring 54 runs in a win against Kolkata Knight Riders, and participated in four more games until the club was ousted at the end of the group stage. Despite only appearing in five matches at the tournament, Billings regarded it as an opportunity to “grow as a player.” He praised the impact of Delhi’s coach Rahul Dravid in particular. He said he entered the IPL, which he described as a “phenomenal experience,” to hone his abilities, particularly against spin bowling.

T20 Career Of Sam Billings

S. Billings plays in Twenty20 franchise competitions worldwide regularly. He has played in the Pakistan Super League, the Australian Big Bash League, and the Indian Premier League and was set to participate in the first season of the South African T20 Global League, which was cancelled. Sam Billings believes that playing T20 cricket alongside many of the finest cricketers in the world is equivalent to playing international cricket and that players who do so would “undoubtedly improve,” with franchise leagues “accelerating” cricketers’ development.

Billings was drafted by Islamabad United in the 2016 Pakistan Super League draft in December 2015, the first of three international Twenty20 competitions he played in 2016. The event was held in the United Arab Emirates in February 2016 and was the competition’s first season. Sam Billings appeared in five matches for Islamabad, making 34 runs with the best score of 26. He considered the opportunity to learn from players like Australian Test Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to be “invaluable.” 

Net Worth Of Sam Billings

Cricket is Sam’s primary source of income, and he makes a modest living from it. He is a member of the England cricket team, for which he gets paid, and he also competes in other leagues throughout the world. Sam Billings’ net worth is between Rs. 22.5 and Rs. 30 crores.

Achievements Of Sam Billings

Sam Billings did not disappoint when he was allowed to establish his value behind the stumps. Billings collected two catches and completed one successful stumping in his wicket-keeping debut against Pakistan in a T20 match in 2015. He also scored 50 runs with a strike rate of more than 200 and was named Man of the Match for the first time.

He had a productive domestic season with Kent in 2016. He set a Kent record as the second wicketkeeper to capture seven catches in a single inning. Billings also set a new career-high with a 171 in a match against Gloucestershire this season.

In 2016, he also scored 175 in a match against Pakistan at Canterbury, his highest List-A score. In October 2016, he demonstrated his ODI talent in a series against Bangladesh when he made his first half-century in the last match and led his side to a 2-1 series victory.

Social Media Handles Of Sam Billings

Instagram – 534K Followers

Twitter – 367.7K Followers

Conclusion

Billings has aided the growth of cricket in the United States and across the world through charity organizations. He has participated in Lord’s Taverners events and has volunteered with the charity NatWest’s Cricket Has No Boundaries campaign and worked with disabled cricket teams. He is a Taverners ambassador, and in 2016, he started a cricket ambassador program for them. He has coached young cricket teams and visited Rwanda in October 2017 to participate in a T20 cricket match to commemorate the inauguration of the Rwanda Cricket Stadium. In Rwanda, he is a patron of cricket.

FAQ

1. How good is Sam Billing?

Unlike other glovemen, Billings is also an excellent fielder, which comes from his naturally athletic frame. In today’s world, an average of more than 40 in List A cricket isn’t very impressive, but doing it at more than a run-a-ball is. 

2. Has Sam Billing played for England?

Sam Billings, the Kent captain, has been the 60th Kent Men’s player to play Test cricket for England. The right-hander also becomes England’s 700th men’s player to play in the most extended version of the game, earning him England Cap No. 700, which Jimmy Anderson awarded in Hobart.

3. How old is Sam Billing?

30 Years (June 15, 1991)

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