Full name Philo Alphonso Wallace
Born August 2, 1970, Haynesville, Barbados
Current age 46 years 234 days
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, University of West Indies
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Rawalpindi, Nov 29-Dec 3, 1997 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Jan 15-18, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 20, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Apr 23, 2000 scorecard|
|First-class span||1989/90 - 2002/03|
|List A debut||1989/90|
|Last List A||University of West Indies v West Indies Under-19s at St John's, Oct 7, 2003 scorecard|
Philo Wallace earned a reputation as a powerful top-order hitter who loved nothing more than to hit the ball hard and far. His early forrays into Test cricket were unsuccessful - in 1997-98 he managed 13 runs in one Test in Pakistan - but redeemed himself against England in 1997-98 by smashing 198 runs in two Tests. In South Africa in 1998-99, like so many others, he had a wretched tour, scoring 68 runs in four Tests. In one-day cricket his have-a-go approach came off more often than not, and he played 10 ODIs in the early 1990s and another 23 at the end of the decade. His only hundred - 103 off 102 balls - came against South Africa in the final of the 1998 Wills Cup, but could not prevent West Indies from losing. Wallace captained Barbados for a time, but his omission from their squad for the 2003-04 domestic season was greeted with widespread surprise. He subsequently turned down an offer to return in favour of leading the University of West Indies team.
Martin Williamson (July 2004)
First-class debut: 1990 v Jamaica at Kingston
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history