|Sam Billings Quick Info|
|height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Date of birth||15 June 1991|
Sam Billings is an English professional cricketer, who has mainly represented his country as a middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper in the shorter formats of the game (ODIs and T20Is). Until March 2022, he also played a lone Test match for England against Australia in January 2022. He was part of the English team that reached the final of 2016. ICC World T20, In the English domestic circuit, he has played for Loughborough MCCU (2011-2012) and Kent County Cricket Club (2011-present) in all 3 formats. In October 2017, he was appointed the vice-captain of the latter team and again in January 2018. A tough middle-order batsman, he has been featured in franchise-based T20 leagues across the world, for which he has been replaced. Islamabad United in (2016-2017) PSL (Pakistan Super League); Delhi Daredevils (2016-2017), Chennai Super Kings (2018–2019), Delhi Capitals (2021), and Kolkata Knight Riders in (2022-present) IPL (Indian Premier League); And Sydney Sixers (2016-17–2017-18) and Sydney Thunder in (2020-21-2021-22) bbl (Big Bash League). he has also played for Oval Invincible (2021) in hundredA professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament which was started by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as a new format of cricket which was first played in July and August 2021.
name at birth
Samuel William Billings
Sam, Bilbo, Billo, Ruperta
Pembury, Kent, England, United Kingdom
kent, england, united kingdom
Sam attended The New Beacon Preparatory School, an independent all-boys preparatory school in Sevenoaks, Kent. He later studied in Hallibury and Imperial Service College, an independent school near Hertford, Hertfordshire. Thereafter, he studied for a degree in sports and exercise science. Loughborough UniversityA public research university in Loughborough, Leicestershire.
- Mother — Annie Billings
- siblings – Alice Billings (Sister)
- other – Ron Billings (Grandfather) (Former Racket Player), Tom Billings (Cousin) (Racket Player)
middle order batsman, wicketkeeper
- 7 – Test Matches, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Kent County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket), Delhi Daredevils (IPL), Sydney Thunder (BBL), Delhi Capitals (IPL), Oval Invincible ( d) hundred)
- 77 – Chennai Super Kings (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)
5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm
73 kg or 161 lbs
girlfriend / spouse
Sam has dated –
- Sarah Cantley (2015-Present) – Sam started dating Sarah Cantley in February 2015 and the couple got engaged in November 2021.
Caste / Ethnicity
He is of British origin.
- toned physique
- short hair
- friendly smile
- clean shaven look
Sam is sponsored by –
- Grey- Nicolls
- puma se
- Warner Heath Limited (Asset Management Company)
Sam Billings Facts
- A child prodigy, Sam grew up playing many sports including cricket, soccer, tennis, racket, squash and rugby. He is often credited with playing racquets for helping him develop his cricket batting skills, particularly his hand-eye coordination.
- He was even offered a trial with the English soccer giants Tottenham Hotspur FC Playing for the Under-14 team, scoring a hat-trick of goals for the team’s academy Corinthian FCAn amateur football club based in Fockham, Kent.
- When he started wicket keeping Kent County Cricket Club In County ChampionshipAt the end of the 2013 domestic season, he beat Geraint Jones (who had represented England (2004–2006) and Papua New Guinea (2012–2014) in international cricket) to break a string of 115 consecutive runs. County Championship show up for Kent County Cricket Club,
- During the 2016 season, he was just 2. had become canto The wicketkeeper has taken 7 catches in an innings and is only the 10th player to claim 9 dismissals in a first-class match.
- As a wicketkeeper, his first senior match for England was a T20I against Pakistan in Dubai in November 2015. He scored his first international half-century in that match, as England won by 14 runs. He was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance.
- In October 2019, he was named England’s vice-captain and first-choice wicket-keeper for the T20I leg of the team’s tour of New Zealand. However, he could only manage 34 runs in 5 innings in the T20I series and was not picked in England’s limited overs squad for their next series.
- He has served as an ambassador for lords tavernsThe UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.
- In October 2017, he participated in an exhibition T20 match that was played to mark the opening of Rwanda Cricket Stadium In the capital of Kigali. He was later named the patron of cricket in Rwanda.
Featured image by Sam Billings / Instagram