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Vernon Philander

Allrounder

Did you know?

Once told South African media outlet The New Age his favourite film was Taken and if a movie was ever made of his life, he wanted to be played by Liam Neeson.

RUNS
1186
AVERAGE
25.78

Vernon Philander

Allrounder

Did you know?

Once told South African media outlet The New Age his favourite film was Taken and if a movie was ever made of his life, he wanted to be played by Liam Neeson.

RUNS
151
AVERAGE
12.58

Vernon Philander

Allrounder

Did you know?

Once told South African media outlet The New Age his favourite film was Taken and if a movie was ever made of his life, he wanted to be played by Liam Neeson.

RUNS
14
AVERAGE
3.5

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
32
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Belville, Western Cape Province

COUNTRY

South Africa

South Africa
LOCAL CLUB

Cape Cobras

Bio

It took time for Vernon Philander to make his name in South African cricket, but it is safe to say the cricket world is well aware of this powerful bowler now.

Philander made his one-day international debut against Ireland in Belfast in 2007, taking 4-12 in that match. He was then selected for the inaugural ICC World T20 and made a further six ODI appearances that year..

Two outstanding seasons in South Africa’s first-class competition was enough to thrust him back on to the international scene in 2012, and an outstanding first five months in Test cricket saw the quick reach 50 wickets in just seven matches.

With a bowling game he bases on the likes of Glenn McGrath and Shaun Pollack, Philander has proved to be a good foil for the pace of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel on the Test arena with his controlled swing.

MATCHES
46
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
75
BEST BATTING
74
BEST BOWLING
6-44
Bowling
WICKETS
171
AVERAGE
22.5
ECONOMY
2.73
S/R
49.4
5W
11
10W/M
2
Batting
RUNS
1186
INNINGS
61
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
25.78
100s
0
50s
7
MATCHES
30
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
24
BEST BATTING
30
BEST BOWLING
4-12
Bowling
WICKETS
41
AVERAGE
24.1
ECONOMY
4.63
S/R
31.2
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
151
INNINGS
19
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
12.58
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
7
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
29
BEST BATTING
6
BEST BOWLING
2-23
Bowling
WICKETS
4
AVERAGE
28.5
ECONOMY
8.24
S/R
20.8
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
14
INNINGS
4
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
3.5
100s
0
50s
0

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