Gloucestershire sign Glenn Phillips
Gloucestershire Cricket has announced the signing of New Zealand international Glenn Phillips for the 2021 Vitality Blast campaign.
The 24-year-old top-order wicketkeeper-batsman has had a mightily impressive start to his white-ball career, breaking records and scoring runs around the world.
Speaking on signing for The Shire, Glenn said: “I’m really excited to join up with Gloucestershire and can’t wait to get over to Bristol soon. I loved my time in the UK in 2016 playing club cricket for Brondesbury CC and for the MCC Young Cricketers.
“I’ve always been keen to experience county cricket and I’m very grateful to Gloucestershire for giving me the opportunity.”
Phillips, who will be available to Gloucestershire for the entirety of the Vitality Blast season, recently broke the record for the fastest century by a New Zealand batsman in a T20I match, reaching triple digits in just 46 balls against West Indies.
Interim Head Coach, Ian Harvey is full of praise for the Kiwi: “I’ve followed him quite a bit over the last couple of seasons; Glenn is very exciting to watch and he’s going to add a massive amount to what is already a powerful T20 batting lineup.
“He can bat at the top of the order, in the middle and also add to our firepower at the end. He’s a bit of an all-rounder because he bowls and keeps wicket as well so he will give us plenty of options and I’m looking forward to getting him in the team.”