The former South Africa cricketer said that the hosts will back themselves against India at one of their "favourite hunting grounds" the Newlands in Capetown.
As per local media reports, Tyrone Philander had gone out of his house to deliver water to a neighbour when he was shot dead.
Somerset cancelled Vernon Philander's contract by mutual agreement due to the postponement of the English county season because of coronavirus.
Vernon Philander said that he would have played for longer had it not been for the chaos i the Cricket South Africa board.
South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander received the penalty for his celebration after dismissing England's Jos Buttler on the second day of the ongoing fourth Test.
Jos Buttler said that in Test cricket emotions run high, and although for players, these things don't mean anything, for the viewers it goes out as a bad message.
South Africa vs England: Jos Buttler was fined 15 percent of his match fee by the ICC for swearing at South Africa's Vernon Philander during the second Test at Newlands.
On a tense final day of the second Test, the stump mic picked up Jos Buttler launching an x-rated tirade at South Africa's Vernon Philander.
A disciplined South African bowling performance saw them reduce England to 262/9 after Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat.
Vernon Philander has 216 wickets from 60 Tests, with a bowling average of 22.16.