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Vernon Philander (South African Cricketer) Wife, Records, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More


There are very few better bowlers of seam bowling than South African Vernon Philander. Called Big Vern, Philander is too difficult to deal with when the new ball does move. Apart from mastery in seam bowling, the South African is more than a capable batsman lower down the order.


Name: Vernon Philander 

Nickname: Pro, V-Dawg, Big Vern

Role: Bowler

Cricket Career

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International Debut

Test: vs Ireland at Belfast on 24th June 2007

ODI: vs Australia at Cape Town on 9th November 2011

T20I: vs West Indies at Johannesburg on 11th September 2007

Career Turning Point: In the year 2011 Vernon made his Test debut and picked up 5 for 15 in the second innings and won the Man of the Series. 

Jersey Number: #24

Major Teams: South Africa U19, Middlesex, Cape Cobras, South Africa, Somerset, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kent, Nottinghamshire, South Africa A, Sussex, Joburg Giants, Durban Heat


  • He is one of the fastest to 100 test wickets in the 19th test.
  • He has taken 5 wickets in an innings in his first 3 tests.

Girlfriends, Spouse, and Children

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Marital Status: Married

Girlfriend: NA

Wife: Mandy Hudson 

Marriage Date: NA

Children: NA


Autobiography: NA

Biopic: NA


Net Worth:  100k – 1M USDollars (Approx) 

Awards and recognitions


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While playing against Sri Lanka at Galle he was fined for ball tampering in July 2014. As a fine, he has to pay 75% of his match fee for breaching clause 42.1 of ICC.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5ft 9in

Weight (approx.): 70 Kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 24th June 1985

Age (as of May 2019): 33 Years

Birth Place: Ravensmead, Parow, Western Cape, South Africa 

Nationality: Indian 

Zodiac sign/Sun sign:  Cancer 

School: Webner Street Primary School, Ravensmead, Ravensmead Secondary School, Ravensmead 

College: NA

Educational Qualifications: High School 



Father: NA

Mother: Bonny Philander (Duty Manager)

Sister: NA

Brother: Tyron Philander, Brandon Philander, Darryl Philander 

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: Christianity

Address: A Bungalow at 7 de Laan, Cape Town 


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Hobbies: Playing Golf 

Cricketers: Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Shaun Pollock 

Cricket Ground: NA

Athletes: NA

Food: Pizza

Artists: NA

Films: NA

Destinations: NA

Tattoos: NA

Smoking/Drinking: NO/Yes

Style Quotient

Cars Collection: NA

Lesser Known Facts

  • Vernon started playing cricket at a very young age of 8.
  • On his 22nd Birthday, he made his debut with a smashing performance as he took 4/42 in an ODI against Ireland in Belfast in 2007.
  • Off the field, he loves to play Golf most of the time.
  • He is a dog lover.
  • To become No. 1 in the ICC Bowler ranking he defeated his teammate Dale Steyn in 2013.


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