Vernon Philander      

Full name Vernon Darryl Philander

Born June 24, 1985, Bellville, South Africa

Current age 34 years 208 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 62 90 20 1725 74 24.64 3873 44.53 0 8 194 17 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 166 230 45 4887 168 26.41 10402 46.98 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* 27.52 882 137.30 0 1 63 53 28 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 62 116 11166 4908 222 6/21 10/102 22.10 2.63 50.2 8 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 166 28883 12569 578 7/61 21.74 2.61 49.9 32 24 2
List A 129 5419 4207 129 4/12 4/12 32.61 4.65 42.0 3 0 0
T20s 123 114 2164 2868 92 5/17 5/17 31.17 7.95 23.5 1 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 9-11, 2011 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 3-7, 2020 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 England at Cape Town, Jan 3-7, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Devon v Leicestershire at Exmouth, May 5-6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Titans v Cape Cobras at Centurion, Mar 27, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Lions v Western Province Boland at Johannesburg, Apr 1, 2005 scorecard
Last T20s Cape Town Blitz v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at Cape Town, Dec 6, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/46, 17*, 0/24, 8 South Africa v England Cape Town 3 Jan 2020 Test # 2379
35, 4/16, 46, 0/35 South Africa v England Centurion 26 Dec 2019 Test # 2377
0/16, 16* Blitz v Giants Cape Town 6 Dec 2019 T20
21* Blitz v Spartans Cape Town 1 Dec 2019 T20
18*, 0/25 Blitz v Durban Heat Cape Town 28 Nov 2019 T20
1/25, 33 Blitz v Paarl Rocks Cape Town 24 Nov 2019 T20
0/20, 3 Blitz v Paarl Rocks Paarl 10 Nov 2019 T20
0/20 Blitz v Jozi Stars Johannesburg 8 Nov 2019 T20
0/66, 44*, 37 South Africa v India Pune 10 Oct 2019 Test # 2364
1/68, 0, 1/21, 0 South Africa v India Visakhapatnam 2 Oct 2019 Test # 2363
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 7, 2020

Vernon Philander stares at Jos Buttler, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 7, 2020

Vernon Philander stares at Jos Buttler

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Jan 3, 2020

Vernon Philander celebrates after the dismissal of Zak Crawley, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, January 03, 2020

Vernon Philander celebrates after the dismissal of Zak Crawley

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Jan 3, 2020

Vernon Philander delivers a ball to Zak Crawley, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, January 03, 2020

Vernon Philander delivers a ball to Zak Crawley

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