Josh Philippe Biography: Young-Gun Australians’ journey from his house backyard to Sydney ground!
Family Background of Josh Philippe:
Josh Philippe was born on the 1st of June, 1997, in Subiaco, Australia. His father, Steve Philippe, is a former cricketer and has been the coach of Western Australia Women’s side from 2006 to 2011.
His mother, Leanne Philippe, is also a former cricketer who used to open the batting for Western Australia in 1986-87.
Josh has a twin sister named Emma Philippe. She is a professional athlete. She has also represented Australia in the World Youth Championships and World Under-20 Championships in paul vault.
Josh Philippe started off playing cricket with his family only in the backyard of his house. He used to play with his sister, father, and grandfather. He would bat and bowl too, but his father always wanted him to be a wicket-keeper batsman.
Later, he admitted to a local cricket club. Then, he started playing his District level cricket at the age of five or six with the Warwick Greenwood Cricket Club.
He was also part of the Talented Athlete Program of Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) when he was 13 years old. Later, he played at Under-15s, Under-17s, Under-19s, and Under-23s age-level cricket for Western Australia.
He completed his schooling from Carine High School, Western Australia.
Josh Philippe Biography:
|Josh Phillipe's Profile:|
|Full Name||Joshua Ryan Philippe|
|Date of Birth||June 01, 1997|
|Age||23 years (in 2021)|
|Zodiac/Sun Sign||Not known|
|Birth Place||Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia|
|School||Carine High School, Western Australia|
|Height||5ft 8" |
|Family & Relationships:|
Former cricketer & Coach
|Siblings||Twin sister (Emma Philippe)|
|Marital Status||Not married|
|Playing Role||Wicketkeeper batsman|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Major Teams||Western Australia Under-23s, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Scarborough, Western Australia XI|
|New Zealand vs Australia at Christchurch (February 22, 2021)|
|First-Class Debut||Tasmania vs Western Australia at Hobart (February 16, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||Western Australia vs New South Wales at Perth (September 18, 2018)|
|T-20 Debut||Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers at Sydney (December 23, 2017)|
Philippe’s Cricket Career:
Josh Philippe came into the limelight after hitting 88 runs off 92 balls in a warm-up game representing WA XI against England. Prior to that splendid knock, he had not opened the batting since he played for WA Under-15s. Facing bowlers like James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the match really boosted his confidence.
One and a half months later, he made his T20 debut for Perth Scorchers opposite Sydney Sixers in the 2017-18 BBL. He scored 7 runs off 10 balls before getting caught-out by Sean Abbot.
In February 2018, Philippe made his First-Class debut for Western Australia against Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield Series. He scored 11 runs in the first innings and 74 runs including 16 boundaries in the second innings.
Later, in September, he started his List A career for WA opposite New South Wales at Perth, where he made 59 runs off 59 balls including 5 fours and 2 sixes on his debut match.
Then, on February 22, 2021, he made his T20I debut for Australia against New Zealand.
BBL & IPL Career:
Josh Philippe made his debut in BBL for Perth Scorchers in the 2017-18 season. That was the only game he played for the Scorchers. Later, Sydney Sixers signed him for the next season. Interestingly, Josh played his first match for Sixers only against Scorchers. He made his maiden BBL fifty against Hobart Hurricanes, as he scored 86* off 49 balls.
Josh started off his 2019 BBL season with 81* opposite the Scorchers. He played 16 innings in that season and scored 487 runs at the strike-rate of 129.87 including five half-centuries. He was the third highest run scorer (508 runs) of BBL 2020 which eventually helped his team to win the trophy of the season.
Apart from BBL, he also played in the 2020 IPL for RCB. He made his debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22, 2020. He remained in the same team for the IPL 2021. However, he pulled himself out of the tournament and Finn Allen replaced him for the season.
Facts about Josh Philippe:
- RCB bought Philippe for INR 20 lakhs ahead of the 2020 IPL.
- Josh Philippe’s sister Emma is a professional athlete.
- Philippe is dating 22-year old Clarissa Fourie who is currently studying nursing.
- During trial matches for Western Australia, he batted at the ninth position after Mitchell Marsh and Stoinis.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the height of Josh Philippe?
Ans: 5ft 8″ (177 cm)
Q2: What is the age of Philippe?
Ans: 23 years (in 2021)
Q3: Who is the girlfriend of Josh Philippe?
Ans: Clarissa Fourie
Q4: Who is the sister of Josh Philippe?
Ans: Emma Philippe
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