Young grew up in Masterton, a small town in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. He started playing cricket at a young age and attended Wairarapa College, where he was a member of the school's first XI cricket team.
Young's father, Simon Young, was also a cricketer and played for Wellington in first-class cricket. His brother, Ben Young, is also a cricketer and plays for Northern Districts in first-class cricket.
Young is married to his wife, Lucy. They have a son together named Harry.
Young made his first-class debut for Wellington in 2014 at the age of 18. He impressed in his first season, scoring over 700 runs at an average of over 40.
In 2015, Young was selected for the New Zealand A team to tour India. He had a successful tour, scoring over 500 runs at an average of over 50.
Young made his international debut for New Zealand in a T20I match against Sri Lanka in January 2017. He made his ODI debut against England in February 2017 and his Test debut against Australia in December 2017.
Young has played 53 ODIs for New Zealand as of October 2023, scoring 1,915 runs at an average of 36.15. He has six centuries and six half-centuries in ODIs.
Young has played 36 T20Is for New Zealand as of October 2023, scoring 825 runs at an average of 23.25. He has one century and four half-centuries in T20Is.
Young has played 23 Tests for New Zealand as of October 2023, scoring 1,773 runs at an average of 41.10. He has six centuries and three half-centuries in Tests.
Young is the fastest New Zealand batsman to reach 1,000 runs in ODIs, taking just 22 innings.
He is also the fastest New Zealand batsman to reach 1,000 runs in Tests, taking just 21 innings.
Young is the first New Zealand batsman to score a century in all three formats of international cricket on debut.
Young was named the New Zealand Cricket Young Player of the Year in 2017.
He was also named the New Zealand Cricket Test Player of the Year in 2022.
Young has not captained New Zealand at the international level.
Young has not been involved in any major controversies during his cricket career.
Will Young is a talented young cricketer who has already achieved a lot in his career. He is a regular member of the New Zealand team in all three formats of the game and is expected to play a major role for the team in the years to come.