Black Caps youngster Glenn Phillips signs on for Caribbean Premier League




Young Black Caps wicketkeeper batsman Glenn Phillips has become the latest Kiwi to join the Caribbean Premier League, signing with the Jamaica Tallawahs.

Auckland Aces batsman Glenn Phillips

Auckland Aces batsman Glenn Phillips

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Auckland Aces' Phillips, 20, was the top run scorer in last season's domestic Twenty20 competition, with 369 runs at a strike rate of 143, earning him his maiden international call up to face South Africa earlier this year.

The move will see him link up with Aces coach Mark O'Donnell, who is also the Tallawahs' assistant coach.

"Glenn is valuable to any team he joins as he can turn a game on its head with his batting," O'Donnell said.

Phillips is the seventh Kiwi to sign with a CPL side, joining compatriots Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Jesse Ryder and Mitchell McClenaghan as the competition's Kiwi contingent.

The explosive batsman will rub shoulders with the likes of Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara and Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan as some of the Tallawah's overseas players.

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