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Vernon Philander

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Full Name: Vernon Darryl Philander
Born: June 24 1985 , Bellville, South Africa
Country: South Africa
County: Nottinghamshire
Other teams: Kent, Middlesex, Somerset, Devon
Test debut: South Africa v Australia, Cape Town, Nov 9-11 2011
ODI debut: Ireland v South Africa at Belfast, June 24, 2007
T20 debut: South Africa v West Indies, Johannesburg, September 11 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


A seam bowler, Philander took a while to make his Test debut for South Africa but it came with a bang in 2011 when he bagged eight wickets against Australia in Cape Town. He had already been a part of South Africa’s shorter-format sides, debuting in 2007 in a one-day international series against Ireland and India and also playing in the inaugural World Twenty20 held in his home nation. Even before Philander made his name with South Africa’s national side, he was proving a hit having made his first-class debut with Western Providence in 2004, and he also found success with minor countie...

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