By Graham Hardcastle

David Willey is allowing himself to dream about World Cup glory and adding the most memorable of snaps to the family photo album.

Willey is trying his best not to look too far ahead as he knows there is a lot of water to go under the bridge between now and the July 14 final at Lord’s, not least his call-up to play in the tournament being rubber-stamped.

After all, England’s 15-man squad named last week is only a provisional party.

But, with a second child having just been born – a little girl called Maeve – and a home World Cup on the horizon, it is understandable that his mind has wandered to the very best-case scenario.

“With two little ones now, to play in a home World Cup would be a dream come true. It doesn’t get better than that,” the Yorkshire all-rounder said.

“My second one was born three weeks ago, and she’s an absolute dream.

“She sleeps a lot during the day, so I think she’d be alright coming to games. It’s just Jacob that my wife (Carolynne) would have to run around after.

“It would be an amazing feeling if we could go all the way and win it. That would be a lovely family photo.

“But that’s a long way off. First and foremost it’s about getting in the squad and playing well.”

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