Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What were the highlights of Vernon Philander's international cricket debut?
Philander made a remarkable debut in ODI cricket on his 22nd birthday against Ireland, taking 4 wickets for 12 runs. In his Test debut against Australia, he delivered a historic performance with 5–15 in Australia’s second innings, contributing to their lowest Test score since 1902.
What are some significant milestones in Vernon Philander's career?
Philander achieved several milestones, including being the fifth player in history to take five wickets in each of his first three tests. He was the second-fastest bowler to claim 50 Test wickets, achieving this in just his 7th match. Additionally, he reached his 100th Test wicket in only 19 matches.
When did Vernon Philander retire and what did he do post-retirement?
Philander announced his retirement in December 2019, concluding his international career with a series against England. In September 2021, he embarked on a coaching career, joining the Pakistan team’s staff for the T20 World Cup in the UAE.