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Vernon Philander
Vernon Philander

Full Name: Vernon NULL Philander

DOB: 24th Jun 1985

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm fast medium

Team:
  • South Africa
  • Nottinghamshire
  • South Africa A
  • South Western Districts
  • Western Province
  • Cape Cobras
  • Somerset
  • Sussex
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 54 75 17 1445 24.91 74 3061 47.21 0 8 167 13 16 0
    ODIs 30 19 7 151 12.58 30* 213 70.89 0 0 14 0 6 0
    T20is 7 4 0 14 3.5 6 28 50 0 0 0 0 1 0
    First Class 155 211 40 4446 26 168 9277 47.92 2 17 513 49 40 0
    List A 125 86 28 1359 23.43 79* 1804 75.33 0 5 79 21 11 0
    T20s 101 69 34 862 24.63 56* 639 134.9 0 1 44 37 22 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 54 101 9904 435 4378 204 21.46 2.65 48.55 6/21 7 13 2
    ODIs 30 28 1279 20 986 41 24.05 4.63 31.2 4/12 2 0 0
    T20is 7 6 83 0 114 4 28.5 8.24 20.75 2/23 0 0 0
    First Class 155 279 27214 1150 11827 551 21.46 2.61 49.39 7/61 30 24 2
    List A 125 117 5245 62 4081 126 32.39 4.67 41.63 4/12 3 0 0
    T20s 101 93 1801 2 2370 79 30 7.9 22.8 5/17 1 1 0
    Profile

    When you start your Test career taking five-for against Australia and dismissing them for 47 runs, you know you’re onto something special.

     

    Vernon Philander hails from the land of fast bowlers, and he’s done his best to keep up the tradition. In just Philander’s seventh Test, New Zealand batsman Doug Bracewell became his 50th wicket, making the South African the second-fastest to reach this mark.

     

    Then, the day he reached his 100th wicket – in 19 matches, the joint sixth fastest – he also scored 59 runs from 86 balls, showing his usefulness with the bat as well.

     

    Philander isn’t known for brute pace, but relies on a keen ability to be able to move the ball both ways and, more importantly, bowl at a consistent intensity over a long spell. An integral part of the pace trio that took South Africa to the summit of Test cricket, Philander, along with Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, continues to deliver.

    Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Aman
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