Phil Salt Biography, Age, Height, Family, Girlfriend, BBL, IPL, Stats & Facts

Phil Salt Biography – A classical Welsh cricketer who once took Garfield Sober’s takeaway home by mistake!

Family Background of Phil Salt:

Phil Salt was born on August 28, 1996, in Wales, United Kingdom.

Salt’s father

His father’s name is Chris Salt.

Phil Salt’s siblings

He has a brother named Sam Salt and a sister named Dani Salt. His brother is a tennis coach and also used to be a tennis player.

Early Life:

Phil started playing cricket at the age of around seven. He spent his early days in Wales playing for St. Asaph Cricket Club, and also he has played for North East Wales Under-11s.

Phil Salt (left) with his brother (right)

Later, at 10, he shifted to Barbados along with his family members. There, he started his formative education with some often cricket. He soon joined Wanderers Cricket Club and began honing his skills under cricketers like Philo Wallace, former West Indian cricketer, and others.

Later, Salt moved back to the UK and soon won a scholarship to play cricket at Reed’s School in Cobham. He started playing under former English cricketer Keith Medlycott who later recommended him to Sussex Cricket Club.

Phil Salt Biography:

Phil Salt's Profile
Personal Life
Full NamePhilip Dean Salt
Nickname Not known
Date of Birth August 28, 1996
Age27 years, 6 months (in 2024)
Zodiac/Sun SignVirgo
Birth PlaceBodelwyddan, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom
EducationReed's School, Cobham
Physical Stats
Height5ft. 8"
(178 cm)
WeightNot Known
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Family & Relationships
FatherChris Salt
MotherNot known
Siblings1 brother (Sam) & 1 sister (Dani)
Marital StatusUnmarried
WifeAbi Mclaven
Playing RoleWicket-keeper Batsman
Batting StyleRight-hand break
Bowling StyleRight-arm offbreak
Major TeamsSussex, Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents, Islamabad United.
Test Debut
ODI Debut
T20 Debut-
First-Class DebutSussex vs Pakistanis at Hove (July 8, 2016)
List-A Debut Sussex vs Essex at Hove (August 19, 2015)
T-20 DebutGloucestershire vs Sussex at Bristol (May 20, 2016)

Salt’s Cricket Career:

On August 19, 2015, Phil Salt started his List-A career for Sussex by playing against Essex in the Royal London One-Day Cup. He lost his wicket at the score of 22 runs in the match that included three fours and a six. Later, the game stopped due to the rain.

Later, on May 20, 2016, he made his T20 debut against Gloucestershire in the NatWest t20 Blast series.

Salt with Jofra Archer

The same year, in July, he made his First-Class debut against Pakistanis along with Jofra Archer. He remained not out at the score of 37 runs in the match, which gets drawn later.

Club Career:

He played for Islamabad United in the PSL 2019. He played seven matches and scored 94 runs in the tournament, including the highest score of 46 runs against the Karachi Kings. Salt also played one game for the United in the 2020 season.


He was also part of the 2019 CPL winning team Barbados Tridents. Interestingly, he was called by the team officials just a day before the final match.


Phil Salt played for Adelaide Strikers in the BBL 2019 and remained part of the team for the 2020-21 season. He played 15 matches for the Strikers and scored 361 runs at the strike rate of 164.09. His maiden BBL half-century came in his fourth match against the Melbourne Renegades.

BBL Stats:
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Facts about Phil Salt:

  • He once mistook the Indian takeaway of Sir Garfield Sobers in his childhood.
Phil Salt with his girlfriend
  • Phil Salt’s girlfriend’s name is Abi McLaven.
  • His brother, Sam, was the runner-up in the 2018 National Coach of the Year at the LTA awards.
  • He scored four half-centuries in his maiden BBL season.


  • His favorite football club is Manchester City.
  • Apart from being a top-order batsman, he can also keep wickets.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: What is the age of Phil?

Ans: 27 years, 6 months (in 2024)

Q2: What is the height of Phil Salt?

Ans: 5ft. 8″ (1.78m or 178 cm)

Q3: Who is the girlfriend of Phil Salt?

Ans: Abi Mclaven

Q4: Where is the hometown of Salt?

Ans: Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

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