Salt Vaults Towards England!

Phil Salt
After Sussex conceded a 79 run lead, 22 year old opener Salt sprinkled and smashed the ball to the boundary which alongside other opener Tom Haines gave Sussex a brilliant platform before he departed for 80 from 67 against Leicestershire.

It isn’t the first time that the aggressive, modern day style batting of Salt paid dividend for Sussex, this time in the 4 day format. Last year, Salt followed up a trailblazing 66 from 25 balls against Middlesex in the T20 competition with a sensational knock of 148 from 138 balls in the 4 day match against Derbyshire. Following Salt’s burst on to the scene worldwide, he was signed up for the PSL and the T10 league in Dubai where he performed well but not with the same kind of substance that saw him signed up. 

Salt is a traditional modern day batter who can play admirably 360 degrees (his switch hit against South Africa in 2017 was incredible) but unlike many he has not curved his aggressive and counter attacking style in the longer format which has produced enough runs to see him flirting with the opportunity of an England call up. Now it may look unlikely especially with Salt batting in Division 2 and his lack of exposure to facing a higher calibre of bowling that he may contend with on International duty, but the young batsman is one of few currently around rubbing salt into the opening bowlers wounds!

His record of 2 hundreds and 4 fifties in First Class cricket will no doubt need to be improved to be in serious contention of higher honours but he has shown in glimpses that he is capable of producing consistent high scores at a quick rate. With Sussex currently leading by 219 runs at Lunch at eight down, it will be interesting to see how Leicestershire cope in a tricky chase – will Salt add to his single First class wicket?


12 thoughts on “Salt Vaults Towards England!

  1. I noticed he was appearing on the franchise circuit. I think England are keen to go back to Duckett as well as other less aggressive players so Salt might have to migrate to division one as is the trend.

    Desperately want Salt to get out caught by Essex’s Michael Pepper!


    1. That would be great or Salt joins Essex and Pepper is keeper and Salt bowls for a change.
      B Salt C Pepper

      Salt is probably to early in the reckoning and Duckett seems to have that X factor about him which makes him a contender for the Ashes


      1. Haha it’s a very good headline- you still can ! I’ll be back posting soon but it is cricket and exam season so my schedule hasn’t fitted enough to get a post out of a standard I want.


    1. Yes please take it it’s always great to read your posts! I’m currently behind my dad in run scored this season and it was only his 5th ever match. I’ll be posting about my Sussex cricket league adventure over the season


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