Phil Salt signs for Lancashire Cricket
Lancashire Cricket is delighted to confirm the signing of England international wicket keeper batsman, Phil Salt, on a three-year contract from 2022.
24-year-old Salt joins from Sussex – where he has played since 2015 – and earned a reputation as one of world cricket’s most fearless ball-strikers.
Salt, who has a strike rate of over 150 in T20 cricket, has played in franchise leagues around the world including the Big Bash, Pakistan Super League and Caribbean Premier League.
After being included in several England’s white ball squads since 2019, he made his long-awaited international debut earlier this summer in the ODI series against Pakistan. Salt once again caught the headlines with his ruthless approach, striking 60 from 54 balls in his second match, followed by 37 from just 22 in the third.
Speaking after signing for Lancashire Cricket, Phil Salt said: “I’d first of all like to thank everyone at Sussex County Cricket Club for the last six years. I’ve loved every minute playing at Hove and moving on has not been an easy decision to make.
“However, the opportunity of playing for Lancashire, having spent much of my childhood in the North West, was something that I couldn’t turn down.
“I believe my skills, both in one-day and four-day, will be well suited to playing at Emirates Old Trafford and I can’t wait to get started with the squad and meet up with all the players and coaches later on this year.”
The gloveman - born in Wales grew up in Manchester before moving to Barbados aged 10 – averaged 36 opening the batting for Sussex last year in First-Cricket and has four red ball centuries to his name.
2019 was his most productive summer so far, scoring two County Championship centuries and finishing as leading run-scorer in the Vitality Blast.
Lancashire’s Director of Cricket, Paul Allott commented: “Phil is a top-class addition to our squad, and we are really pleased to welcome him to the Club.
“He has shown his skills domestically and in the T20 leagues around the world for a number of years now and he also looked a natural on the international stage for England against Pakistan this summer.
“Phil strengthens our top-order batting in all formats of the game and also gives us another option with the gloves. He is a great lad, and I am sure he will be a big presence in our dressing room for many years to come.”