Glenn Phillips Biography
Born on 6 December, 1996, Glenn Phillips is one of the young, upcoming players from New Zealand, who has just recently cut his teeth in international cricket. With an aggressive batting style coupled with his wicket-keeping skills, Phillips looks destined to make his mark at least in limited overs format.
The South African-born player started off as a top-order batsman to go with his wicket-keeping. He made his List A debut on 24 January, 2015, in the Ford Trophy. He also made it to the Kiwis squad for the 2016 edition of U-19 World Cup.
The Auckland player had a splendid T20 debut in the McDonald's Super Smash against the Otago Volts, making 55 off 32 deliveries while opening the batting. He, in fact, turned out to be the highest scorer in the tournament ending with 369 runs.
Due to his early exploits in white ball cricket, the 21-year-old right-hander had a rather smooth progression to international cricket.
In February 2017, he was added to New Zealand's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against South Africa, after Martin Guptill was ruled out due to injury. He made his T20I debut for New Zealand against South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland on 17 February, 2017.
Rise to Glory
In his fourth T20 international, Phillips scored a quickfire 55 off 40 deliveries against the West Indies at Saxton Oval, ensuring that his success at first-class level was not just a flash in the pan.
He was also granted a place in the ODI squad for the away series against India in late 2017, but could not make it to the final eleven for a single game.
Phillips’ ability to score quickly at the top of the order will hold him in good stead as his career progresses. Phillips also produced a few impactful knocks in the Caribbean Premier League, while playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs, who have been among the more successful franchises in the league.
In fact, a few more impactful knocks may help him to catch the attention of IPL franchises and may propel him to a bigger league.