Sydney Sixers star Josh Philippe is set to make his international debut against New Zealand for the upcoming T20 tour of New Zealand
Australia’s captain Aaron Finch revealed on Monday that the 23-year-old will make his international debut when a five-match T20 series against New Zealand starts February 22.
the opening batsman Philippe has scored 508 runs in 16 innings this season at an average of 31.75, while his strike rate reads 149.41. He is the third-highest run-scorer in the BBL 2020-2021.
Josh Philippe was named the ‘Player of the Tournament‘ for his scintillating performance with the willow for the Sydney Sixers
The top three will be Wade, Philippe and myself,” Finch said.
It’s pretty simple I’d imagine. When you look at the squad list, Josh Philippe has been in great nick and it’s great to see him playing well. We’re going to be flexible with that top order as well. If that means Wadey or myself or Josh, whoever bats at three, it’ll be a great opportunity.”
Finch also revealed that Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will feature in a dynamic Australian top five.
Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him, with RCB retaining the youngster for the upcoming season as well. However, it remains to be seen if he is able to establish himself in the longest format of the game.
Josh Philippe Big Bash Career:
High Score 95
Strike Rate 142.42