Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 36 years 157 days

Major teams Adelaide Strikers, Australia A, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Perth Scorchers, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Nickname Maxy

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Height 1.79 m

Michael Klinger
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 177 313 33 11125 255 39.73 24162 46.04 30 48 168 0
List A 163 161 23 6743 166* 48.86 15 42 60 0
Twenty20 123 120 20 3891 126* 38.91 3063 127.03 6 23 368 96 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 177 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 163 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 123 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Dec 5-8, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 19, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gloucestershire v Durham at Bristol, Aug 10, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8, 1 West Aust v Queensland Perth 5 Dec 2016 FC
9, 65 West Aust v Queensland Townsville 26 Nov 2016 FC
5, 0 West Aust v Tasmania Perth 17 Nov 2016 FC
7, 50 West Aust v NSW Sydney 4 Nov 2016 FC
61, 30 West Aust v South Aust Perth 25 Oct 2016 FC
46 West Aust v NSW Sydney 19 Oct 2016 LA
29 West Aust v CA XI Sydney 17 Oct 2016 LA
87 West Aust v Victoria Perth 8 Oct 2016 LA
37 West Aust v Queensland Perth 6 Oct 2016 LA
37 West Aust v South Aust Perth 2 Oct 2016 LA
Profile

Michael Klinger has spent an entire career awaiting the Australia call that has never quite come. He has been mentioned in despatches more than once, but Australia have always opted for the younger, or the more fashionable, player. Through it all, Klinger has just kept scoring runs., A technically-correct top-order batsman with a penchant for the front foot, and who made his first-class debut in the 1990s, he has adapted to changing teams, formats and roles, and shown an aptitude for captaincy.

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Oct 8, 2016

Michael Klinger clips one to the leg side en route to his 87, Western Australia v Victoria, Matador Cup 2016-17, Perth, October 8, 2016

Michael Klinger clips one to the leg side en route to his 87

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Jul 21, 2016

Michael Klinger dug in to be 43 not out at the close, Gloucestershire v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Cheltenham, 2nd day, July 21, 2016

Michael Klinger dug in to be 43 not out at the close

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Jul 17, 2016

Michael Klinger swings down the ground, Gloucestershire v Essex, NatWest Blast, Cheltenham, July 17, 2016

Michael Klinger on the attack

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Results
Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane - Mar 16-19, 2012
Queensland won by 3 wickets
Queensland v South Aust at Brisbane - Mar 8-10, 2012
Queensland won by an innings and 91 runs
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne - Mar 8-10, 2012
Victoria won by 5 wickets
Tasmania v West Aust at Hobart - Mar 8-10, 2012
Tasmania won by 8 wickets
West Aust v Victoria at Perth - Mar 1-4, 2012
Victoria won by 212 runs
NSW v Queensland at Sydney - Mar 1-4, 2012
Match drawn
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