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Vernon Philander

Key facts

Full Name: Vernon Darryl Philander
Born: June 24 1985 , Bellville, South Africa
County: Middlesex
Other teams: South Africa, Cape Cobras, Devon, South Africa Under-19s, Western Province, Western Province Boland, Western Province Under-19s
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 bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


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.

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