Wayne Phillips

Country: Australia
Born: March 01, 1958, Adelaide, South Australia
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Wayne Phillips Bio

Wayne Bentley Phillips, hailing from Australia, was a distinguished cricket player who left an indelible mark on the sport during his illustrious career. Known for his rakish build, exceptional left-handed batting and wicketkeeping skills, Phillips represented both his state and country on the international stage for more than a decade.

Phillips exhibited a unique grip on the cricket bat, placing one hand close to the top of the handle and the other near the bottom. Despite this unconventional technique, he was a natural stroke-maker, particularly excelling in playing shots with a horizontal bat. His confidence and willingness to put his team’s interests above his own propelled him to success.

Phillips rose to prominence as an opener for South Australia, impressing with his commanding performances in the early 1980s. His exploits caught the attention of national selectors, leading to his Test debut in the 1983-84 international season. Making an immediate impact, he wrote his name in the history books by becoming the fourteenth Australian to score a century on debut, a scintillating 159 against Pakistan in Perth.

However, it was his selflessness that would ultimately hamper his international career. In a bid to address the void left by the departure of wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, Phillips was called upon to assume the role of a wicketkeeper, drawing from his experience in youth and club cricket. Despite showing promise in both batting and wicketkeeping, his productivity with the bat began to decline steadily.

Phillips’ international stint came to an end within a short span of three years, as his performances failed to reach the same heights as before. Nevertheless, he remained an integral part of the South Australian team for several seasons. Even though his career did not flourish as expected, Phillips continued to contribute to the sport in various capacities.

Following the conclusion of his playing career, Phillips transitioned into full-time coaching work at the renowned Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide. His vast knowledge and experience have been invaluable in shaping the next generation of cricketers. In addition to coaching, Phillips has also graced television screens as a cricket commentator on the Nine Network, sharing his insights and analysis with viewers.

Wayne Bentley Phillips’ impact on Australian cricket extends beyond just his playing days. Despite facing challenges and setbacks, he has remained dedicated to the sport, leaving an enduring legacy as a player, coach, and commentator. His contributions have earned him a place amongst the esteemed figures in Australian cricket.

Wayne Phillips Career Stats

Wayne Phillips Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 48 2 1485 159 32.28 - - 2 7 171 5 52 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 48 41 6 852 75* 24.34 994 85.71 0 6 - - 42 7
FC 114 199 16 6907 260 37.74 - - 13 33 - - 154 7
List A 83 75 11 1804 135 28.18 - - 1 13 - - 70 8
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Wayne Phillips Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 48 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 114 - 29 13 0 - - - 2.68 - 0 0 0
List A 83 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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