Vernon Philander wants to establish himself in ODIs

Philander, currently playing with Kent Country Cricket Club, has been recruited to play for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the inaugural CPL from July 30 to August 24.

updated: July 24, 2013 15:28 IST
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Kent, England: Swing bowler Vernon Philander says he intends to use the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 League to force his way into the South African team for the shortest form of the game.

The 28 year-old’s red-ball credentials are outstanding with 89 wickets in 16 Tests, reaching 50 wickets in the longest form of the game in just his seventh match.

However, Philander has been overlooked by South Africa’s selectors for the most part for short-form cricket with only eight One-day Internationals and seven Twenty20 Internationals under his belt.

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