Sam Billings Profile – Bio, Age, Rankings, Achievements, Career, and Stats

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Samuel Billings is an English national cricketer who specializes in batting. He is a right-handed batter and also serves as a wicket-keeper. He started playing for his county when he was just eight years old. By October 2017, Billings was appointed the vice-captain of his team, and later on, the following January, he became the captain replacing Sam Northeast. Below are his profile, career information, stats, and more.

Basic Information

  • Name: Samuel William Billings
  • Age: 30 years
  • Nationality: English
  • Place of birth: Pembury, Kent
  • Date of birth: 15th June 1991
  • Bowling style: Right-arm medium pace
  • Batting style: Right-Handed Batter
  • Role: Wicketkeeper-batsman
  • Height:  5ft 10 in
  • Net worth: Approx. Rs 2, 790 crores
  • Teams: Islamabad United, Chennai Super Kings, Sydney Sixers, Delhi Daredevils, Kent, Loughborough MCCU, Sydney Thunder, England Lions, Pune Devils, Oval Invincible, Northern Warriors, Team Morgan, Team Vince, England.

Sam’s Batting Stats

Sam has played 25 matches in the ODI series, had 20 innings, scored 607 runs, and collected 657 balls. His highest ODI score is 118 vs. Australia. He has a strike rate of 92.38, and his average is 33.72. He also has hit 68 fours, four fifties, six sixes, and one hundred.

For the T20I series, Billings has played 32 games, 29 innings, scored 417 runs, and collected 325 balls. His highest T20I score is 87 vs. West Indies, and he has a strike rate of 128.3 and an average of 16.68. He has also hit 39 fours, two fifties, and 12 sixes. Sam has played 74 matches, 108 innings, scored 3327 runs and gathered 5511 balls in first-class cricket. His highest FC score is 171 vs. Gloucestershire, and his average is 34.29 with a strike rate of 60.37. 

Career Information

In 2011, Samuel made his first-class debut for Loughborough MCCU against Northamptonshire. He managed to score 321 runs with the highest score of 131. His average is 45.85.

When he was still at University, he was a part of the Kent cricket team, and in May 2011, he made his first-class match debut for his University team. On 9th June 2015, Sam made his ODI debut against New Zealand in Edgbaston. On 4th July 2021, he played his last ODI against Sri Lanka at the County Ground.

On 23rd June 2015 Billings made his T20 debut against New Zealand. The match was at Emirates Old Trafford. On 26th June, he made his last T20 appearance against Sri Lanka. His first IPL match was on 30th April 2016, against Kolkata Knight Riders at Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Achievements

  • He scored 54 off 34 deliveries against Kolkata Knight Riders, making him the second player after Richard Levi to score a half-century on IPL debut.
  • In his first T20I, he scored 53 off 25 balls, ensuring an  England win by 14 runs.
  • He scored 135 off 58 balls in a 50 over match against Somerset.
  • In 2011, during his first-class debut, he scored a century against Northamptonshire.

Sam Billings is a versatile player with the unique abilities to study the game, which has made him record a range of different scoring shots.

Reference Links:

  1. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/7990/sam-billings 
  2. https://starsunfolded.com/sam-billings/ 
  3. https://thepersonage.com/sam-billings/
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