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Phil DeFreitas

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Full Name: Phillip Anthony Jason DeFreitas
Born: February 18 1966 , Scotts Head, Dominica
County: Leicestershire
Other teams: Lancashire, Derbyshire, England.
Test debut: v Australia, 1986
ODI debut: v Australia, 1987
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast Medium


One of the most experienced players in the county game after making 44 Test and 103 one-day international appearances for England, including two World Cup finals. A genuine all-rounder with over 10,000 runs and 1,000 wickets in first class cricket. Began his career at Grace Road before joining Lancashire in 1988 having forced his way into the England side in both forms of the game at the age of 21. His swing bowling is ideally suited to English conditions and his batting can be destructive, particularly in the one-day game. He is also a magnificent fielder especially in the deep with a ...

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