Playing Role - Wicket-Keeper & Right-Hand Bat
County - Western Australia & Sydney Sixers
Date of Birth - 1 June 1997
Social - Instagram
Josh Philippe is quickly establishing himself as a hard-hitting white ball batter in global cricket.
An Australian IT20 batter, Josh’s performances with the bat and behind the stumps have helped Sydney Sixers to two consecutive BBL titles.
Born in Subiaco Western Australia, Josh has played at under 17s, 19s and 23s for Western Australia, as-well-as first grade cricket for Bayswater-Morley, in the Western Australian Cricket Association (2015-16).
In England, Josh has played for Durham’s Second XI (2017) and club cricket for Taunton (2016) and Newcastle (2017).
Josh first appeared on the cricketing radar while playing for a Western Australian XI vs England in November 2017. Opening the batting, Josh scored an eye-catching first innings 88 (92 balls, 16 fours).
Then in February 2018, he made his debut in the Sheffield Shield for Western Australia vs Tasmania, scoring a second innings 74. His maiden Sheffield Shield century came in October 2018 vs. Victoria
Josh made his debut in the BBL for Perth Scorchers in December 2017.
A year later he moved to Sydney Sixers. Joining the Magentas was instrumental in Josh’s career taking a sharp upwards curve. Josh hit over 300 runs in his first season for the Sydney franchise and helped them to reach the semi-finals of BBL 08.
In recognition of his positive impact, Josh signed a three-year contract with the franchise, in April 2019.
During BBL 09 Josh’s batting helped to take the Sixers to the final. His Player of the Match 52, in the final helping the Magentas lift the title.
During BBL 10 Josh was outstanding. His performances with the bat and behind the stumps resulting in him being selected the Player of the Tournament as well as being named in the Team of the Tournament.
Josh was selected for the short white ball tour of England in September 2020, although he did not play in either the ODI or IT20 series.
After a successful BBL 10, Josh made his IT20 debut for Australia on 22 February 2021 in the first match of the series vs. New Zealand.
- 2021 BBL 10 Player of the Tournament
- 2021 BBL 10 Team of the Tournament
Kookaburra Sports – Kookaburra support Josh by providing him with bats.
Musashi – Josh is sponsored by sports nutrition innovators Musashi.
New Balance – New Balance provide Josh with equipment for his athletic and athletic related activities.
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