Phillips off to CPL with Jamaica Tallawahs

BLACKCAPS and Auckland Aces’ keeper batsman Glenn Phillips is off to the Caribbean Premier League, joining the Jamaica Tallawahs.

Phillips links up with his Aces coach, Mark O’Donnell, who is Paul Nixon’s assistant coach at the Tallawahs.

O’Donnell knows just how dynamic Phillips can be in the shortest form of cricket.

“Glenn is valuable to any team he joins as he can turn a game on its head with his batting. He is also handy behind the stumps so to have him as a keeping option is also helpful for the Tallawahs,” says O’Donnell.

It is Phillips’ first time in the CPL and he joins fellow Aces Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan at the tournament.

In just a short time on the domestic scene, Phillips has made quite an impression, earning selection in the BLACKCAPS T20 side last season after carving up in the domestic Super Smash competition.

Phillips scored 374 runs in the 2016/17 Super Smash at an average of 41.55 and was also the first New Zealand domestic player to score a century in every format – First Class, List A and T20.