Phil Salt

Country: England
Born: August 28, 1996, Bodelwyddan, North Wales
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Phil Salt Bio

Philip Dean Salt, hailing from Wales but raised in Barbados, is an English cricketer known for his fearless ball-striking skills and aggressive approach to the game. Born on March 28, 1997, Salt’s early interests were in football, particularly in supporting Manchester City. However, his move to the Caribbean changed his trajectory, igniting a passion for cricket that would shape his future.

Salt’s talent for cricket was quickly recognized, and he was awarded a scholarship to play at Reed School in Surrey. During this time, he caught the attention of Keith Medlycott, who recommended him to join the academy. In August 2015, Salt made his debut for the first team, but it was in 2018 that he truly made his mark.

At the top of the order, Salt showcased his immense potential by smashing two Championship hundreds, including a remarkable 148 off just 138 balls against Derbyshire. His explosive strike rate of 172 in the Blast competition helped propel Sussex to the final, although a calamitous run out in the second over denied them a potential victory. As a result of his impressive performances, Salt attracted interest from Lahore Qalandars in the Abu Dhabi T20 trophy. Ultimately, Islamabad United secured his services in the Pakistan Super League draft.

Although Salt continued to excel in the County Championship, scoring two more hundreds in 2019, it was in limited-overs cricket where he truly shone. He notched a century in the One-Day Cup and was Sussex’s leading run-scorer in the Blast. His talent did not go unnoticed, as the Barbados Tridents reached out to him during a Miami beach vacation. Salt swiftly joined them in Trinidad for the Caribbean Premier League final, where, despite scoring a duck, he lifted the trophy with his team. Additionally, he became a regular member of the Adelaide Strikers’ Big Bash League squad, playing under the guidance of his Sussex coach, Jason Gillespie.

During the summer of 2020, Salt’s outstanding form seemed destined to earn him an England debut. In a warm-up game against Ireland, he smashed a blistering hundred off only 58 balls at the Ageas Bowl. However, the national team decided to stick with their established openers, leaving Salt to continue his efforts at Sussex. Unfortunately, his winter ventures with Adelaide and Islamabad were marred by struggles against legspin, a weakness that opponents exploited. To make matters worse, a bizarre cycling accident prevented him from participating in the early rounds of the County Championship in the following season.

Despite these setbacks, Salt’s journey in cricket continued. In 2021, he joined the Manchester Originals in the inaugural edition of The Hundred, a new and exciting tournament. Later that year, he signed a three-year contract with Lancashire as a replacement for Alex Davies, marking a true homecoming for the talented cricketer.

Philip Dean Salt’s courageous approach with the bat and his ability to score quick runs make him a valuable asset for any team he represents. As his career unfolds, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his explosive batting prowess in both domestic and international competitions.

Phil Salt Career Stats

Phil Salt Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 20 2 639 119 35.5 385 165.97 2 2 59 33 13 1
ODIs 19 17 0 619 122 36.41 464 133.4 1 3 90 11 7 0
FC 52 85 3 2749 148 33.52 3820 71.96 6 14 348 26 75 4
List A 35 33 1 1113 137* 34.78 936 118.91 2 5 152 26 12 0
T20s 226 219 16 5252 119 25.87 3437 152.8 2 32 564 198 113 13

Phil Salt Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 52 1 54 32 1 1/32 1/32 32 3.55 54 0 0 0
List A 35 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 226 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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