David Willey is ready to embrace the challenge of representing England in an ICC World Twenty20.
The Yorkshire all-rounder, who made his international limited-overs debuts last year, will represent England in a major tournament for the first time in India.
“With the TV now, you are stood at the top of your mark waiting for a while,” Willey told ecb.co.uk. “That is the moment where I realise we are waiting for the whole world to pick up and then we can start.
“I try and relish that moment and enjoy that moment. My girlfriend always says try and take a moment to enjoy it. The more I am playing, the more I am trying to do that. Savour those moments and remember them.
— David Willey (@david_willey) March 11, 2016
“It is an exciting time and I am really looking forward to making some memories.”
Ben Stokes is also in the same boat as Willey, having not featured at a World Cup with England.
The Durham all-rounder has made 73 appearances for England across all formats, including playing in two Ashes series, but he still relishes the opportunity to represent his country.
“Every time I, and everyone else, step out on to the pitch wearing an England shirt is a special moment, not one to take for granted,” Stokes said.
“There may be a few more nerves with it being a World Cup, but every game you play for your country is special in its own way.”