Vernon Philander Biography, Personal Life, Professional Life, Career Stats, Achievements & Facts & Networth

Vernon Philander Biography

Vernon Philander Biography & Net Worth

Vernon Darryl Philander
Nickname: Pro, The Surgeon
Date of Birth: 24th June 1985
Height: 5′ 9″ Inches
Mother Name: Bonny Philander
Father Name: Not Known
Siblings Name: Tyron Philander, Brandon Philander, Darryl Philander
Jersey Number: 30
Spouse: Mandy Philander
Favorite Cricketer: Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Shaun Pollock

Vernon Philander is a formal South African cricketer, who played for South Africa’s National Cricket Team. He has been among the most successful players for the side. Vernon Philander was born on June 24, 1985, in Bellville, South Africa. Vernon Philander made his ODI debut for South Africa National Cricket Team in 2007.


Table of Contents:
1. Vernon Philander Early Life
2. Vernon Philander Personal Life & Family
3. Vernon Philander International Career
4. Vernon Philander Professional Life
5. Vernon Philander Career Stats 
6. Vernon Philander Achievements & facts
7. Vernon Philander Net-worth
8. Vernon Philander Controversy
9. Vernon Philander Social Media Profiles

Vernon Philander Early Life:

Vernon Philander was born on 24th June 1985 in the suburb city of Belleville, Cape Town, South Africa. He grew up playing cricket and played for the various cricket clubs in the domestic circuit. He even played for the South Africa U 19 team before making it big into the National side. 

Vernon Philander Personal Life & Family:

Vernon Philander grew up along with his sibling brothers, Tyron Philander, Brandon Philander, and Darryl Philander. His mother Bonny Philander worked as a Duty Manager and managed the household expenses. Philander dated his long time best friend Mandy Hudson before getting married to her in February 2018. He currently lives in Cape Town along with his family and wife Mandy. 

Vernon Philander International Career:

Vernon Philander made his International debut on his 22nd birthday on 24th June 2007 in the only ODI game against Ireland. He took four wickets by giving away just 12 runs. It was a match-winning spell by him on his ODI debut. A few months later he made his T20I debut in a Group stage match against West Indies in the ICC T20 World Cup. He took 2 wickets by conceding 35 runs in his four overs spell. However, he didn’t play many T20I matches in his career.

His major breakthrough came in his Test debut against Australia at Cape Town in 2011. He was adjudged as the Player of the match as he demolished the Australian batting line and ended up with 8 wickets in his debut match. Since then he became the crucial part of the bowling lineup of South Africa. he played in the 2015 World Cup which South Africa lost in the semi-finals against New Zealand. In 2019, he announced his retirement after the test series against England at home. 

Vernon Philander Career Stats:

Vernon Philander has played over 64 test matches, taking 224 wickets announced retirement from the International cricket. He has also played in the ODI & T20 team, prolonging his career by playing in T20 leagues and First-Class cricket. One of the front-line bowlers of South Africa in Test cricket, Philander has 8 four-wicket hauls, 13 five-wicket hauls, and 2 ten-wicket hauls in the white jersey for South Africa. 

Batting Career:

Formats M Inn Runs HS Avg SR 50’s 100’s NO
Test 64 94 1779 74 24.04 44.53 8 0 20
ODI 30 19 151 30* 12.58 70.89 0 0 7
T20I 7 4 14 6 3.50 50.00 0 0 0
First-class 168 234 4941 168 24.14 46.94 17 3 45
List A 129 89 1418 79* 23.63 75.06 5 0 29
T20s 123 89 1211 56* 27.52 137.00 1 0 45

Bowling Career:

Formats M Inn Runs Wickets Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
Test 64 119 11391 224 2.63 22.32 50.80 8 13 2
ODI 30 28 1279 41 4.62 24.04 31.10 2 0 0
T20I 7 6 83 4 8.24 28.50 20.70 0 0 0
First-class 168   29108 580 2.60 21.82 50.10 32 24 2
List A 129   5419 129 4.65 32.61 42.00 3 0 0
T20s 123 114 2164 92 7.95 31.17 23.50 1 2 0

Vernon Philander Achievements & facts:

  • Vernon Philander is the fastest South African to take 100 wickets in the 19th Test match.
  • In 2006-07 domestic season, Vernon Philander took 30 wickets and also scored runs at an average of 72 while playing f0r the Cobras.
  • He is the second-fastest bowler in the Test history to take 50 wickets in just 7th Test match.

Vernon Philander Controversy:

Vernon Philander opened up after his retirement in 2020, recalling the chaos in the country’s cricket administration forced him to retire. He spoke about the 2015 World Cup debacle when a controversial decision to select him for the 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final in New Zealand had affected him as well as Kyle Abbott. Philander revealed that it was one of the most controversial selection decisions in the history of South Africa Cricket when he was picked ahead of the in-form Kyle Abbott despite him not playing in the tournament but getting picked in the semi-finals against New Zealand. South Africa lost the World Cup 2015 Semi-finals to New Zealand. 

In 2014, he was fined by the ICC for ball-tampering in a test match against Sri Lanka. He was charged 75 % of his match fees for breaching the clause 42.1 of the ICC. 

Vernon Philander Professional Life:

Playing Role: All-rounder
Batting Style:  Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Teams Played for: South Africa, Cape Cobras, Devon, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kent, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, South Western Districts, Western Province, Western Province Boland, Western Province Under-19s.
Jersey Number: #24

Formats Played- ODIs, T-20s, and Test

Before getting into South Africa’s national squad, Philander played in the domestic cricket. He played in various cricket leagues and also played for South Africa A and South Africa U19s side. He has also played for Middlesex (2008), Somerset (2012) then Kent (2013) in the English County Cricket. In the Mzansi Super League, Philander has played for Durban Heat and Cape Town Blitz so far. In the South African domestic cricket, he has represented Cape Cobras during his career. 

Vernon Philander Personal Details:

Hometown: Bellville, Cape Province, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Date of Birth: 24th May 1985
Zodiac Sign- Cancer
Qualification- Graduation
School- Webner Street Primary School, Ravensmead
College- Not Known
Sexual Orientation- Straight
Hobbies- Playing Golf
Girlfriend-Mandy Hudson
Religion- Christianity
Height: 5’ 9″ Inches
76 Kg
Hair Colour: 
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Vernon Philander Net Worth and Income:

The estimated net-worth of Vernon Philander is around $2 Million as of 2019.

Vernon Philander Social Media Profiles:

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