Full name Philip Dean Salt
Born August 28, 1996, Bodelwyddan, North Wales
Current age 23 years 273 days
Major teams Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents, Islamabad United, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education Reeds School, Surrey
|First-class debut||Sussex v Pakistanis at Hove, Jul 8-10, 2016 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Sussex at Derby, Sep 16-18, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Sussex v Essex at Hove, Aug 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sussex v Glamorgan at Hove, May 7, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Gloucestershire v Sussex at Bristol, May 20, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Karachi Kings v Islamabad United at Karachi, Mar 14, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|25, 1c/0s||United||v Kings||Karachi||14 Mar 2020||T20|
|5||Strikers||v Syd Thunder||Adelaide||1 Feb 2020||T20|
|66||Strikers||v Hurricanes||Adelaide||26 Jan 2020||T20|
|59||Strikers||v Scorchers||Perth||24 Jan 2020||T20|
|22||Strikers||v Melb Stars||Adelaide||22 Jan 2020||T20|
|13||Strikers||v Hurricanes||Launceston||19 Jan 2020||T20|
|67*||Strikers||v Heat||Adelaide||17 Jan 2020||T20|
|7||Strikers||v Heat||Brisbane||14 Jan 2020||T20|
|18||Strikers||v Melb Reneg||Adelaide||12 Jan 2020||T20|
|9||Strikers||v Syd Sixers||Adelaide||8 Jan 2020||T20|
Phil Salt's fearless ball-striking at the top of the Sussex order earned him attention from across the global T20 circuit and a maiden England call-up in 2019, though he was made to wait for his debut.
Born in Wales but raised in Barbados, Salt's interests quickly switched from football to cricket. He had watched Manchester City home and away growing up, but the move to the Caribbean inspired a desire to play cricket, and play it aggressively.
He won a scholarship to play cricket at Reed School in Surrey, from where he was recommended to Keith Medlycott and joined their academy. He made a first-team debut in August 2015, but it wasn't until 2018 that he really broke through.
Salt smashed two Championship hundreds from the top of the order - including 148 off 138 balls against Derbyshire - and a strike-rate of 172 in the Blast helped Sussex to the Blast final, which they might well have won but for his calamitous run out in the second over.
He was talent-spotted by Lahore Qalandars, who invited him to play in the Abu Dhabi T20 trophy - a Champions League-lite - but Islamabad United swooped to sign him in the PSL draft instead.
2019 brought two more Championship hundreds, but again it was against the white ball that he impressed the most, smashing a ton in the One-Day Cup and finishing the Blast as Sussex's leading run-scorer. He answered a phone call from the Barbados Tridents from a Miami beach in October, and was soon flying into Trinidad to play in the CPL final - he made a duck, but lifted the trophy regardless.