Vernon Philander is a right handed batsman and right arm fast medium bowler who plays for South Africa Cricket team. He was a member of teams like Cape Cobras, Devon, Middlesex, South Africa Under-19s, Western Province Under-19s, Western Province Boland and Western Province.
Philander made his Twenty20 debut on 1st April 2005 at Johannesburg in a match between Lions and Western Province Boland. In this match, he was unbeaten on 12 off 15 balls and did not bowl. He made his One day International debut on 24th June 2007 at Belfast against Ireland Cricket team. He did not get an opportunity to bat, but bowled 5.5 overs, out of which 1 was a maiden over. He took 4 wickets and conceded 12 runs. His economy rate was 2.05.
Philander has participated in 7 One day Internationals in which he has scored 73 runs at a batting average of 24.33 and strike rate of 87.95. His highest score has been 23 and he has taken 2 catches. He has bowled 275 deliveries and conceded 209 runs while taking 6 wickets. His bowling average has been 34.83 and economy rate 4.56. He has appeared in 29 Twenty20 matches in which he has scored 302 runs with 56 not out as the highest score. His batting average has been 23.23 and strike rate 117.96. He has bowled 335 deliveries and conceded 472 runs while taking 14 wickets.