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Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2016, Rajkot

Off field bonding puts Billings at ease on the field with Daredevils

May 2, 2016: Sam Billings had to wait until April 30 to make his IPL debut, but his 54 off 34 balls showed he'd been soaking up every opportunity with team-mates and management staff before then to enhance his game

Arun Venugopal in Rajkot

IPL 2016

A scoop full of Billings and going Head over heels

Apr 8, 2016: ESPNcricinfo picks five overseas players to watch out for as they prepare to make their IPL debuts

Alagappan Muthu

County previews

Exciting Kent threaten to make a T20 impact

Apr 1, 2016: Kent were a delight to watch in limited-overs cricket last season, but as the international-ground counties dominate it will take some special performances to break the trend

David Hopps

Pakistan Super League 2016

Billings revels in T20 adventure land

Feb 7, 2016: England's other big-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman talks about his experiences at the PSL and being picked up in the IPL auction by Delhi Daredevils

Nagraj Gollapudi

Pakistan A v England Lions, 5th unofficial ODI, Dubai

Zaman stars as Pakistan claim series decider

Jan 30, 2016: Pakistan A completed their comeback from 2-0 down to take the unofficial ODI series against England Lions with a hard-fought three-wicket win in Dubai

ESPNcricinfo staff

'I'm posh, driven and good fun'

Jan 7, 2016: Wicketkeeper Sam Billings talks about hair care, his golf handicap, and his biggest six

Interview by Jack Wilson

Pakistan A v England Lions, 5th unofficial T20I, Dubai

Malan heroics seal the series after tie

Dec 16, 2015: Dawid Malan sealed in a Super Over a match that he deserved to have won in normal time, as England Lions overcame a late-innings wobble to beat Pakistan A in a thrilling finale in Dubai.

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Pakistan A v England Lions, 4th unofficial T20I, Dubai

Curran and Billings take Lions to decider

Dec 13, 2015: Tom Curran starred with the ball on his England representative debut, while Sam Billings advanced his burgeoning reputation with a superbly paced half-century from the depths of a top-order collapse, as England Lions squared their five-match T20 series wi

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England warm up to overseas T20 leagues

Dec 10, 2015: Players are being actively encouraged to play in the Big Bash and explore IPL options to expand their horizons - and eventually England's

Will Macpherson

Pakistan v England, 1st T20, Dubai

Long waits for Rafatullah and Plunkett

Nov 26, 2015: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the first T20 between Pakistan and England in Dubai

George Dobell

Pakistan v England, 1st T20, Dubai

Billings blasts England to 14-run win

Nov 26, 2015:

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Pakistan v England, 1st T20, Dubai

Billings and Plunkett inspire England win

Nov 26, 2015: England were vindicated in their decision to use an international match to experiment with team changes, after their fringe players powered them to a 14-run victory over Pakistan in Dubai

The Report by George Dobell

Nottinghamshire v Kent, Royal London Cup, Group A, Trent Bridge

Brilliant Billings keeps Kent season aflame

Aug 17, 2015: Sam Billings has played eye-catching innings in a season that has won him England one-day honours, but the brilliant unbeaten century at Trent Bridge that pronounced Kent's season was not yet dead must surely rank as his best

David Hopps

NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals

Kent's rowdy bunch find their stride in T20

Aug 14, 2015: One of the most traditional counties has been a revelation in this year's Blast. Sam Billings, recently minted as an England international, wants to join the party

David Hopps

Middlesex v Kent, Royal London Cup, Group B, Radlett

Gubbins and Rayner shine in all-round success

Jul 31, 2015: Middlesex produced an excellent all-round performance to beat Kent by 87 runs at Radlett and pick up their first victory in this year's Royal London Cup

ECB/PA

Kent v Essex, LV= Championship, Division Two, Tunbridge Wells, 3rd day

Essex crumble after Billings maiden ton

Jul 21, 2015: Kent's mammoth first-innings score included a maiden Championship hundred for Sam Billings before Essex crumbled by an innings and plenty at Tunbridge Wells

ECB/PA

Surrey v Kent, LV= County Championship Div Two, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Harinath, Curran junior respond after Billings 99

Jul 14, 2015: A richly entertaining day more than made up for the weather-hit opening. Sam Billings scored 99 for Kent while 17-year-old Sam Curran marked his first-class debut for Surrey with a five-wicket haul

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Kent v Somerset, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Canterbury

Kent continue to soar as Somerset face exit

Jul 10, 2015: This season's NatWest T20 Blast has shown, quite clearly, that it is a myth that England's T20 tournament needs to be played in a block to attract high-quality overseas talent

Freddie Wilde

Sussex v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Hove

Blake and Billings see off Sussex

Jul 3, 2015: Young guns Sam Billings and Alex Blake led the way with the bat as Kent crushed Sussex by seven wickets in front of a Hove full house

ECB/PA

New Zealand in England 2015

Five uncapped players in England T20 squad

Jun 18, 2015: Sam Billings, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey and Mark Wood are the uncapped players England have picked for the only T20 international against New Zealand

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