|Phil Salt Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||August 28, 1996|
Phil Salt is an English professional cricketer who has represented his country in the shorter formats of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as a top-order batter and wicketkeeper. In the English domestic circuit, he has played for Sussex County Cricket Club (2015–2021) and Lancashire County Cricket Club (2022–Present) across all 3 formats. In franchise-based T20 leagues, he has turned out for Lahore Qalandars (2018, 2022) and Islamabad United (2019–2021) in the PSL (Pakistan Super League); Barbados Tridents (2019) in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League); Adelaide Strikers (2019-20–2020-21) in the BBL (Big Bash League); and Dambulla Giants (2021) in the LPL (Lanka Premier League). He has also played for Manchester Originals (2021-Present) in The Hundred, a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament that was introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as a new format of cricket that was played for the first time in July and August 2021.
Philip Dean Salt
Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom
England, United Kingdom
Phil had attended a school in Chester, a cathedral city and the county town of Cheshire, England, before he and his family moved to Barbados when he was about 10 years old.
Upon his return to the United Kingdom, about 5 years later, he joined Reed’s School, an independent secondary boarding school for boys with a mixed sixth form, located in Cobham, Surrey, England, on a cricket scholarship.
- Father – Chris Salt
- Siblings – Sam Salt (Brother) (Tennis Coach, Former Tennis Player), Dani Salt (Sister)
Top-Order Batter, Wicketkeeper
- 61 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
- 28 – Sussex County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket), Islamabad United (PSL), Barbados Tridents (CPL), Dambulla Giants (LPL), Manchester Originals (The Hundred)
- 7 – Lancashire County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket)
- 28, 7 – Lahore Qalandars (PSL)
- 1 – Adelaide Strikers (BBL)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Phil has dated –
- Abi McLaven (2020-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped, side-parted hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a rugged beard
He has been sponsored by –
- Sareen Sports (SS) Industries (sporting goods manufacturing company based in Uttar Pradesh, India)
- Dentalbuild Ltd. (specialist dental refurbishment company based in the southeast of England)
Phil Salt Facts
- Phil and his family moved to Barbados when he was about 10 years old. The family returned to the United Kingdom about 5 years later which meant that he met the Barbados residency requirement and was eligible to play for both England and the West Indies in the future.
- During his time in Barbados, he also played some cricket with future Sussex County Cricket Club and England teammate Jofra Archer.
- Phil made his ODI (and international) debut for England in rather unusual circumstances. In early July 2021, he was named to England’s ODI squad for a 3-match bilateral home series against Pakistan after most of the members of England’s original squad were forced to withdraw following positive tests for COVID-19. It was an unexpected scenario as the cricketing world was slowly, but steadily, moving away from conducting matches in strict bio-secure bubbles and loosening various restrictions on players and coaching staff that had become the norm over the last year or so.
- Phil made the most of this opportunity though, scoring 104 runs across the 3 matches to help a heavily depleted English side defeat a full-strength Pakistan squad by a 3-0 margin.
- In June 2022, in a game against the Netherlands, Phil recorded his first century in ODI cricket. England amassed 498 runs in that match, setting a new record for the highest team total in ODI history.
- In December 2022, Phil was purchased at his base price of INR 20 million by Delhi Capitals during IPL 2023 auction.
- In September 2023, Salt helped England to score the most runs in the opening over in an ODI match. England scored 19 runs out of which 18 were hit by Salt (4, 4, 4, 6 on 4 balls).
Featured Image by Phil Salt / Instagram