Glenn Phillips

South African-born cricketer Glenn Phillips (born 6 December 1996) competes for Otago in the domestic league and represents New Zealand at international level. In February 2017, he made his international debut for New Zealand. He was included in New Zealand’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2015.His younger brother Dale was selected for the New Zealand team to compete in the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in December 2017.

Full name
Glenn Dominic Phillips
Born 6 December 1996 
East London, South Africa
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm off-break
Role Wicket-keeper-batter

Domestic Career

Phillips grew up in New Zealand after leaving South Africa when he was five years old. On January 24, 2015, he competed in the Ford Trophy, making his List A debut.

On December 4, 2016, Phillips made his Twenty20 debut against the Otago Volts in the 2016–17 Super Smash, starting the batting and scoring 55 runs off 32 deliveries. With 369 runs, he has the most runs scored in the Super Smash. In the final regular-season game against Central Districts, which the Stags won by a Duckworth-Lewis score, he hit his first century (116 not out). Since Hamish Marshall, he is only another domestic player (Phillips being the first) to score century in all three formats of the game in the same domestic season.

On March 6, 2017, he faced Canterbury in the Plunket Shield, making his first-class debut. He received a deal with Auckland in June 2018 for the 2018–19 campaign.

First Class Statistics

 MATCH  RUN  AVG  HS   100   50  WKT BOWLING AVERAGE 5 WKT HAUL 10WKT HAUL BEST CATCH
    46   2948   39.83    138*    7   19   35     38.62     0     0  4/70     43

Franchise Career

He was listed as one of the five players to watch in the Caribbean Premier League of 2018 before the competition started. A contract offer from Auckland was made to him in June 2020, just in time for the domestic cricket season in 2020–21. He was selected for the Jamaica Tallawahs roster for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League in July. He participated in the Hundred‘s debut season in 2021 while playing for Welsh Fire. He was included in the Barbados Royals’ roster for the Caribbean Premier League in August 2021.

He was purchased by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2022 Indian Premier League auction in February of that year. Phillips was re-signed by Gloucestershire in April 2022 for the English T20 Blast. Phillips committed to play for Otago in New Zealand’s domestic league in April 2022. He enrolled at Otago with his younger brother Dale and declared his intention to develop under coach Dion Ebrahim into a true all-rounder. His contract did not add to the Otago retainer salary bill because he signed a central New Zealand cricket contract in May 2022.

IPL Career and Statistics

Up to this point in his IPL career, Glenn Phillips has played 5 games and amassed 59 runs at an average of 14.75. His 25 runs in the IPL are his best score. In his IPL career, Glenn Phillips has hit two fours and six sixes. Glenn Phillips was hired by the Hyderabad franchise in the IPL Auction 2023 for Rs 1.50 Cr. He competed in his final IPL game against Rajasthan Royals on May 20, 2023, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, India, scoring 25 runs off of 7 balls.

 MATCH  RUN  AVG  HS   100   50  WKT BOWLING AVERAGE 5 WKT HAUL 4 WKT HAUL BEST CATCH
5 59 39.83 14.75 7 0 0 20.00 0 0 1/17 2

International Career and Statistics

After Martin Guptill was forced to withdraw due to injury, he was added to New Zealand’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against South Africa in February 2017. On February 17, 2017, he played in his first T20I for New Zealand against South Africa at Eden Park in Auckland.

He was included in the New Zealand One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against India in October 2017. He didn’t participate in that series, though. Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls had flu-like symptoms, thus Phillips was added to New Zealand’s Test team for the third game against Australia in December 2019. On January 3, 2020, he played in his first New Zealand Test match against Australia.

Phillips recorded his first century in T20I cricket on November 29, 2020, during the second game against the West Indies. With 46 balls, it was also the quickest century by a New Zealand batsman in a T20I game.

Phillips was included in the New Zealand ODI squads for their tours of Scotland and Ireland in June 2022. On July 10, 2022, he played his first ODI for New Zealand against Ireland. At the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, Phillips scored his second century against Sri Lanka on October 29, 2022.

 INT  MATCH  RUN  AVG  HS   100   50  WKT BOWLING AVERAGE 5 WKT HAUL 4 WKT HAUL BEST CATCH
 T20 56 1361 33.19 108 2 8 2 43.50 0 0 1/11 36
ODI 6 157 31.40 63* 0 1 3 27.66 0 0 1/9 4
TEST 1 52 26.00 52 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

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