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Vernon Philander

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Player Biography

On June 26th 2013, Kent County Cricket Club confirmed the signing of South African cricketer Vernon Philander for the Friends Life t20. Philander is available for all forms of cricket, joining the squad until the back end of July 2013 when he has commitments with the Caribbean Premier League.

Philander is currently the number two Test bowler in the World Rankings and he has an impressive record in international cricket. Philander has an outstanding record in Test Match Bowling; 89 wickets at 17.13 and an impressive strike rate of 26.8 (the best average and strike rate since the First World War). He has taken 5 wickets 9 times (or once every 1.78 Tests) and 10 wickets once. He has played 67 Twenty20 matches and has taken 46 wickets at 31.00, and has a bowling strike rate of 23.1.