Philander ready to take on Notts challenge

County Cricket

After suffering the heartache of losing off the penultimate ball in the World Cup semi-final, South Africa allrounder Vernon Philander says he is ready to take on the challenge of playing county cricket for Nottinghamshire.

An accurate seam bowler, Philander has had previous stints in England's domestic season with Somerset, Middlesex and Kent, and says after having a break after the recent World Cup he is raring to go.
Philander told BBC Radio Nottingham: "I've always enjoyed playing county cricket.It's a format that I love, and I think having this opportunity at the front of the season gives me a great opportunity to come out and exploit these conditions."

"I'm just looking forward to it."

The 29 year-old was struck down with a hamstring injury at the global tournament, which meant he only participated in four of the Proteas' eight matches. Philander believes he has fully recovered

He said: "I'm all good now. I've done all the rehab and fitness work to get to where I am today, so I'm ready to go again."