Phil Salt

Phil Salt

England|Top order batter
Phil Salt

Full Name

Philip Dean Salt


August 28, 1996, Bodelwyddan, North Wales


24y 256d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Top order batter


Reeds School, Surrey


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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A16161494137*32.93472104.6612621550
List A16------------

Recent Matches - Player

United vs Zalmi92c/0s27-Feb-2021KarachiT20
United vs Kings00c/0s24-Feb-2021KarachiT20
United vs Sultans131c/0s21-Feb-2021KarachiT20
Strikers vs Heat26--29-Jan-2021BrisbaneT20
Strikers vs Thunder1--25-Jan-2021AdelaideT20


Phil Salt slammed four fours and four sixes in his 31-ball knock
Phil Salt in action
Phil Salt slaps a cut shot
Phil Salt gave the Strikers an excellent start
Phil Salt have Adelaide Strikers a rapid start
Phil Salt scored at a strike rate of 164.09 in his debut BBL season for the Adelaide Strikers