Washington Freedom are excited to announce the signing of New Zealand international Glenn Phillips, who becomes the latest international star to sign ahead of the launch of Major League Cricket in July.

The 26-year-old Kiwi batter is one of the best all-round talents in world cricket, and is known for his ability to bowl off spin, keep wicket and take spectacular catches in the outfield as well as being able to clear the ropes with ease. .

Phillips has represented his country in all three formats and is an extremely experienced T20 player, having participated in a number of the top leagues all around the world. He is currently playing in the Indian Premier League for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He is the first New Zealand international to be added to the squad and was his country’s star player at the 2022 T20 World Cup, where he scored a breathtaking century against Sri Lanka in a crucial victory.

Phillips is the fourth overseas player to sign for Freedom after his Hyderabad teammate Marco Jansen was announced last week and Wanindu Hasaranga and Anrich Nortje were unveiled on draft day.

Upon his signing Washington Freedom Director of Cricket Michael Klinger said:

“We are very excited at Washington Freedom to have signed Glenn. He is a dynamic and versatile player who can bat anywhere in the order as well as bowl handy off spinners and wicket keep if required.

“His class and power has been on full show recently with his powerful hundred in the most recent T20 World Cup and just last week, with 25 off 7 balls to help his IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad get over the line in a close run chase.

“He is also one of the best fielders in the world and we can’t wait to see him in action for Washington Freedom during the MLC in July.”