Full Name: Vernon Darryl Philander
Born: June 24 1985, Bellville, South Africa
Other Teams: South Africa, Cape Cobras, Devon, South Africa Under-19s, Western Province, Western Province Boland, Western Province Under-19s
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
ODI Debut: Ireland v South Africa at Belfast, June 24, 2007
T20I Debut: South Africa v West Indies, Johannesburg, September 11 2007
Philander is a hard-hitting South African all-rounder who has made his name with Cape Cobras. He had a short spell with Devon in 2004 when he helped them upset Leicestershire in the C&G Trophy. Philander made his one-day international and Twenty20 international debuts in 2007, the latter coming in the ICC World Twenty20. He joined Middlesex for the 2008 season and made a useful impact in the championship and trophy before he was called up to the Proteas’ one-day squad to face England in the NatWest Series.