Vernon Philander

Country: South Africa
Born: June 24, 1985, Bellville, South Africa
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Vernon Philander Bio

Vernon Darryl Philander, born on 24 June 1985 in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa, is a formidable cricketer known for his outstanding performances as an all-rounder. He has made a significant impact in international Test cricket, showcasing his abilities with both bat and ball.

Hailing from a country renowned for producing exceptional fast bowlers, Philander has effortlessly carried on this tradition through his exceptional bowling skills. Although not known for extreme pace, he compensates with his impeccable ability to move the ball both ways at a sharp speed. His relentless attacks on the stumps and his consistency over long spells have propelled him to the top tier of cricket.

Philander’s rise to the Test squad was a result of consistent performances in the domestic circuit. His outstanding performances in the 2010-2011 season caught the attention of selectors, ultimately earning him a spot in the home series against Australia in 2011. His fabulous debut performance proved to be a turning point in his career, as he took 8 wickets for 78 runs, including an extraordinary 5 for 15 in the second innings, leading South Africa to a stunning victory in Cape Town. His exceptional performances continued throughout the series, earning him the prestigious Man-of-the-Series award. Philander’s incredible streak persisted during his next two series, amassing 16 wickets against Sri Lanka and frustrating the New Zealand batsmen in a three-Test away series. He achieved the remarkable feat of reaching 50 wickets in just seven matches, making him the second-fastest player in Test history to do so, accomplishing this milestone in a mere 139 days from his debut.

Prior to his success in Test cricket, Philander showed his mettle in the domestic arena, consistently performing for Cape Cobras. He also represented South Africa Under-19s during their tour of England in 2003, as well as in the U-19 World Cup held in Bangladesh. In the 2006-2007 season, Philander showcased his versatility in one-day cricket for the Cobras, boasting an impressive average of 72 with the bat and 30 with the ball. This exceptional performance earned him a spot in South Africa’s squad for the one-day tour of Ireland. Despite a stress fracture in his back, he was able to showcase his skills in the Twenty20 World Championships held in 2007.

Off the field, Philander is known for his professionalism and work ethic, which has undoubtedly contributed to his success in the sport. In his pursuit of excellence, he has continued to develop his skills and adapt to the challenges he faces on the international stage.

Vernon Philander’s impact on the game of cricket cannot be overstated. His ability to consistently perform as an all-rounder has firmly established his place among the cricketing elite. With his unique skill set and unwavering determination, he has become an inspiration to aspiring cricketers around the world. As he continues to make significant contributions to the South African cricket team, fans eagerly await further displays of his exceptional talent.

Vernon Philander Career Stats

Vernon Philander Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 64 94 20 1779 74 24.04 3995 44.53 0 8 204 17 17 0
T20Is 7 4 0 14 6 3.5 28 50 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 30 19 7 151 30* 12.58 213 70.89 0 0 14 0 6 0
FC 168 234 45 4941 168 26.14 10524 46.94 3 17 - - 41 0
List A 129 89 29 1418 79* 23.63 1889 75.06 0 5 - - 12 0
T20s 123 89 45 1211 56* 27.52 882 137.3 0 1 63 53 28 0

Vernon Philander Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 64 119 11391 5000 224 6/21 10/102 22.32 2.63 50.8 8 13 2
T20Is 7 6 83 114 4 2/23 2/23 28.5 8.24 20.7 0 0 0
ODIs 30 28 1279 986 41 4/12 4/12 24.04 4.62 31.1 2 0 0
FC 168 - 29108 12661 580 7/61 - 21.82 2.6 50.1 32 24 2
List A 129 - 5419 4207 129 4/12 4/12 32.61 4.65 42 3 0 0
T20s 123 114 2164 2868 92 5/17 5/17 31.17 7.95 23.5 1 2 0

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