Josh Philippe

Australia
Age
June 1, 1997 (24 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
-

Josh Philippe was born on the 1st of June in 1997 to parents who’ve both been cricketers at a professional level. His father Steve Philippe also coached Western Australian women’s side between 2006 and 2011. His twin sister Emma Philippe has represented Australia in pole vaulting in the World Youth Championships and World Under-20 Championships.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Australia, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Western Australia, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
4
3
0
65
39
21.67
89
73.03
0
0
8
2
T20I
11
10
0
127
45
12.7
117
108.55
0
0
7
5
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
5
5
1
78
33
19.5
77
101.3
0
0
9
1

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
4
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
11
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
5
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Therefore, it’s no surprise that Josh Philippe is following the family footsteps. He is a young and promising wicket-keeper-batsman who represents Western Australia in domestic cricket. However, it was in a Big Bash game that he was first noticed. He played for Perth Scorchers in the 2017 – 2018 BBL fixture against Sydney Sixers.

Later that season, in early 2018, Philippe went on to make his first-class debut for Western Australia. He scored just 11 in his first innings but turned out with a fine 74 in the second innings. And that was just the start. In addition, at the beginning of the 2018 – 2019 summer, Philippe smashed a brilliant half-century for the Prime Minister’s XI who faced the touring South African side. That 52 came against an attack which consisted of Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi.

While he stayed with Western Australia in the domestic arena, Philippe moved to Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash and that reaped big rewards. He played 15 games in the 2018 -2019 season and scored 304 runs at a strike rate of 158.33. He was slightly more inconsistent in first-class cricket and was decent in the 50-over format. But it was his T20 game that caught all the attention.

In the 2019 – 2020 season of the BBL, he took his game a notch higher. He finished the third-highest run-getter of the season as he aggregated 487 runs at an average of 37.46 for the Sydney Sixers. He scored a fine 52 in the final, helping the Sixers lift the title. Thus, it was his impressive start in the BBL that prompted the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to pick him for the 2020 season of the IPL.

Moreover, Philippe was even picked in the extended Australian squad for the England tour which included three ODIs and three T20Is. However, he is yet to make his international debut.

IPL Career

Philippe’s exploits and consistent run in the BBL and his ability to take on the big names attracted RCB’s attention. He was priced at INR 20 lakhs in the IPL auction for the 2020 season and RCB went ahead and bought the promising young wicket-keeper at his base price. He is one of the three wicket-keeping options in the RCB squad with Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers being the other two. Philippe is going to share the dressing room with some of the biggest figures in world cricket such as Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and many others and will get to rub his shoulders with and against the very best. He could prove to be one of the overseas stars to watch out for.

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