Teams Played For
Sussex, Punjabi Legends, Islamabad United, England, Barbados Tridents, Qalandars, Adelaide Strikers
Phillip Salt is a right-handed top-order batsman who primarily plays for Sussex County Club and now the England cricket team. An explosive batsman right at the top, Salt won a scholarship to play cricket at Reed school which motivated him to give up football and pursue cricket as a future career.
The Welsh cricketer made his first-team debut in 2015 and it wasn't until 2018 that Salt really came alive at the domestic circuit.
Born in Bodelwyddan, Salt smashed two Championship hundreds, including a sensational knock of 148 off just 138 deliveries against Derbyshire in the 2018 Royal One-Day Cup.
Impressed by his attacking approach, Lahore Qalandars invited him to play in the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy and was roped in by Islamabad United for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The franchise-cricket wayfarer struck a magnificent 58-ball 100 for the Lions against Ireland at the Ageas Bowl in July 2020, and as a result, was drafted in the England squad as a reserve for the three-match ODI series. However, he did not feature in any of the matches.
The ace batsman for Adelaide Strikers in BBL made a name for himself in the shorter formats of the game. His ability to change the course of the match at will has garnered praise from the cricketing fraternities in England, and the talented batter will be a part of the Manchester Originals squad for the inaugural edition of the Hundreds.
(As of April 2021)