Vernon Philander      

Full name Vernon Darryl Philander

Born June 24, 1985, Bellville, South Africa

Current age 33 years 210 days

Major teams South Africa, Cape Cobras, Devon, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kent, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, South Western Districts, Western Province, Western Province Boland, Western Province Under-19s

Also known as Pro

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Vernon Darryl Philander
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 57 80 18 1516 74 24.45 3262 46.47 0 8 173 15 17 0
ODIs 30 19 7 151 30* 12.58 213 70.89 0 0 14 0 6 0
T20Is 7 4 0 14 6 3.50 28 50.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 159 218 42 4636 168 26.34 9729 47.65 3 17 41 0
List A 125 86 28 1359 79* 23.43 1803 75.37 0 5 11 0
T20s 108 75 37 971 56* 25.55 721 134.67 0 1 53 41 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 57 107 10312 4587 211 6/21 10/102 21.73 2.66 48.8 7 13 2
ODIs 30 28 1279 986 41 4/12 4/12 24.04 4.62 31.1 2 0 0
T20Is 7 6 83 114 4 2/23 2/23 28.50 8.24 20.7 0 0 0
First-class 159 27721 12119 562 7/61 21.56 2.62 49.3 30 24 2
List A 125 5245 4081 126 4/12 4/12 32.38 4.66 41.6 3 0 0
T20s 108 100 1903 2522 81 5/17 5/17 31.13 7.95 23.4 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 9-11, 2011 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Jan 11-14, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v South Africa at Belfast, Jun 24, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom, Aug 23, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Sep 11, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Dec 16, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Western Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Cape Town, Mar 31-Apr 4, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Jan 11-14, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Devon v Leicestershire at Exmouth, May 5-6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Jan 31, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Lions v Western Province Boland at Johannesburg, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Durban Heat v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at Durban, Dec 5, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 3/43, 14, 1/41 South Africa v Pakistan Johannesburg 11 Jan 2019 Test # 2341
1/36, 16, 1/51 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 3 Jan 2019 Test # 2340
0/13 Durban Heat v Giants Durban 5 Dec 2018 T20
30, 0/15 Durban Heat v Paarl Rocks Paarl 2 Dec 2018 T20
0/45, 18 Durban Heat v Jozi Stars Johannesburg 30 Nov 2018 T20
0/21, 19* Durban Heat v Paarl Rocks Durban 28 Nov 2018 T20
26, 1/17 Durban Heat v Giants Port Elizabeth 23 Nov 2018 T20
0/16, 0* Durban Heat v Spartans Durban 21 Nov 2018 T20
16*, 1/25 Durban Heat v Blitz Durban 18 Nov 2018 T20
2/34, 104, 1/49, 15* Cape Cobras v Dolphins Cape Town 29 Oct 2018 FC
Profile

Vernon Philander is a powerful allrounder who has had stunning success in his first five months in Test cricket, reaching 50 wickets in only seven matches, the second-fastest ever in Test history. Philander hails from a country famous for producing high-quality fast bowlers, and he has done everything in his first few games to keep up that tradition. His strength isn't extreme pace, but he has everything else going for him: the ability to move the ball both ways at a sharp speed, and relentlessly attack the stumps over long spells.

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Jan 12, 2019

Vernon Philander got rid of Imam-ul-Haq, South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day, January 12, 2019

Vernon Philander got rid of Imam-ul-Haq

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Jan 12, 2019

Dale Steyn is given a word of encouragement from his fellow seamers after a dropped catch, South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day, January 12, 2019

Dale Steyn is given a word of encouragement from his fellow seamers after a dropped catch

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Jan 5, 2019

Vernon Philander chipped out Asad Shafiq, South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day, January 5, 2018

Vernon Philander chipped out Asad Shafiq

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