Willey regains his form back in a thriller against Ireland (Photo: Twitter @david_willey)

Sometimes, players tend to wander away from their form in the game. This tends to show how no player is perfect. No matter how technically great the player may be, there are rough times. 

These are temporary stages in a player’s life; however, it can have serious implications on the career. If the poor form remains at a consistent rate, the player tends to be dropped from the team. 

With the competition being so rough and rigid, survival is extremely difficult. New players are entering the game once every few months. Survival in the game is extremely difficult and complex. Hence it ensures that each player maintains their best possible game. 

Most of the players know their potential and know at what level their game is destined to be. Despite giving record-breaking statistics, some still believe that their best is yet to come. 

Willey is still confident about his form

David Willey feels how he had “fallen out of love for the game” following his last-minute ouster from England’s World Cup squad. After announcing his comeback with a maiden five-wicket haul against Ireland, he said his best is still to come. This is a huge statement coming from the England player. 

The 30-year-old pacer, who has taken 57 wickets in 47 ODIs, was ignored for the World Cup last year with England preferring Jofra Archer over him. He was also left out of the limited-overs tours of New Zealand and South Africa last winter. Willey states how he was at his lowest during his stint at Abu Dhabi T10.

“I just didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to go to the ground. When I was at the ground, I didn’t want to be there, and I wanted to get back to the hotel. I’d fallen out of love with the game, I think,” he states.

“It was just special to be out there playing for England again. I’ve gone away and worked quite hard to get back near my best. It’s been a rollercoaster, but I was just out there enjoying my cricket today. I’m moving in the right direction and I feel like my best cricket is still to come.”