Josh Philippe Biography: Age, Height, Career, Facts and Net Worth

Josh Philippe BBl

Josh Philippe Biography

Full Name: Josh Philippe
Date of Birth: June 1, 1997
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Role: wicket-keeper
Mother’s Name: Leanne Philippe
Father’s Name: Steve Philippe
Sister Name: Emma Philippe

Josh Philippe Personal Life: Josh Philippe was born on 1st June 1997 in Subiaco, Australia. He was born to Steve Phillipe, who is a former Australian cricketer and also served as the coach of Western Australia Women’s side between 2006 and 2011. His mother, Leanne Phillippe, too was a former cricketer who played for Western Australia between 1986 and 1987.

Josh Philippe Cricket Career: Josh Philippe is regarded as the future star of Australia. He has been piling on runs consistently in the domestic cricket for a while. The Australia cricketer was the third-highest leading run-getter for the side. He scored 487 runs and played an instrumental role in helping Sydney Sixers won their maiden IPL trophy.

Ahead of the IPL 2020, Phillippe was bought by RCB for as many as 20 Lakhs in the auctions.  He will share the dressing room with some of the greats like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers etc.

Josh Philippe International Cricket Career: Josh Philippe is yet to make his international cricket debut. He hasn’t yet played for Australia in any format. Though, he was part of Australia’s 21-man squad which played recently concluded limited over’s series against England.


 After the auctions for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League came to an end, many Royal Challengers Bangalore fans were expressed their satisfaction with the new additions. The two main new attractions were the experienced Australians in Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson. But there a third, perhaps a lesser-known Australian cricketer, who is shining bright now.

Experts like Harsha Bhogle were quick to point out that RCB have found a goldmine in Josh Philippe. Not much was known of the player until he started to display his charisma in the Big Bash League. Sydney Sixers won the competition, and he was their highest run-getter. Philippe is an exciting young talent, who is as clean a hitter as anyone can possibly be. He is often called the ‘baby-faced rookie’.


Josh Philippe Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 18 34 1 965 104 29.24 1556 62.01 1 7 138 4 17 0
List A 13 13 0 446 65 34.30 399 111.77 0 5 56 12 16 2
T20s 32 32 8 798 86* 33.25 577 138.30 0 7 76 23 16 7


Josh Philippe Bowling Averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 18
List A 13
T20s 32


Josh Philippe Early Life

Josh Philippe BBl

  • Josh Philippe was born on June 1, 1997, in Subiaco, Australia.
  • His father’s name is Steve Philippe.
  • Josh’s father was also a cricketer. He has served as the coach of the Western Australia Women’s team from 2006 to 2011.
  • His mother’s name is Leanne Philippe.
  • Leanne Philippe is also a former cricketer, who was the opener of the Western Australia Women’s side in the 1986/87 seasons.
  • Josh has a twin sister named Emma Philippe. She has represented her nation in the World Youth Championships and World Under-20 Championships in paul vault.
  • Initially, Josh was an all-rounder, but his father pushed his son to become a wicket-keeper batsman.
  • At the tender age of five, he started playing for the Warwick Greenwood Cricket Club.
  • He did his schooling from Carine High School in Western Australia.
  • When he was just 13 years of age, he was selected for the Talented Athlete Program of Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA).
  • He has represented Western Australia in the U15, U17 and U19 level.
  • He has also been a part of the Western Australia side in the U23 level.
  • Philippe has a girlfriend named Clarissa Fourie. Fourie is currently 22 years of age, and is studying nursing.
  • When England faced Western Australia XI prior to the 2017–18 Ashes series, Philippe was a part of the Western Australia side.
  • Despite opening the innings after many years, he scored a fast-paced 92-ball 88 against England’s fiery pacers. He hit 16 boundaries in that innings.
  • In that game, he engaged in a feud with veteran English pacer James Anderson. The incident started when Anderson’s pace caught Philippe off-guard, and the ball hit him in a very sensitive region. While the English player thought it would scare the youngster, Philippe hit a boundary in the very next delivery. They both then engaged in a verbal spat.
  • On being asked about what Anderson had to say, Philippe said “Jimmy Anderson wasn’t too impressed early doors. I couldn’t really tell you to be honest (what Anderson said). He just said a couple of things walking past. It was all in a friendly nature. I think he just wasn’t too impressed I got hold of him early.”

Josh Philippe Domestic Career

Josh Philippe Domestic Career

  • He made his T20 debut at the 2017–18 Big Bash League against Sydney Sixers. He scored 7 runs in that game.
  • Though his T20 debut was unimpressive, Philippe had a brilliant List A debut. He made his debut at the 2018–19 JLT One-Day Cup on 18 September 2018. He scored a run-a-ball 59 in that game.
  • He made his first-class debut on the 2017–18 Sheffield Shield, on 16 February 2018. He scored 74 runs in the second innings of this match.

Josh Philippe Achievements

  • Philippe scored half-centuries on both his List A and first-class debut.
  • He was the third-highest run-scorer of the 2019/20 Big Bash League. He scored 487 runs in 16 games, at an average of nearly 40. He also maintained a strike rate of almost 130.
  • He won man of the match award in the game between Prime Minister’s XI and South Africa. He scored 57 runs in that game and was responsible for 4 dismissals.
  • With an explosive 49-ball unbeaten 86 against Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, he broke the record of the highest runs scored in an innings by a Sydney Sixers cricketer.