Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 39 years 49 days

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

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
T20Is 3 3 0 143 62 47.66 112 127.67 0 1 12 2 2 0
First-class 182 321 33 11320 255 39.30 24656 45.91 30 49 178 0
List A 177 174 23 7449 166* 49.33 18 44 72 0
T20s 202 194 24 5721 126* 33.65 4672 122.45 7 32 528 139 82 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 182 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 177 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 202 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
T20I debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Feb 17, 2017 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Western Australia v New South Wales at Perth, Mar 16-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Western Australia v South Australia at Hobart, Oct 21, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Gloucestershire v Hampshire at Bristol, Aug 13, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
40 Gloucs v Hampshire Bristol 13 Aug 2019 T20
20 Gloucs v Middlesex Radlett 11 Aug 2019 T20
12 Gloucs v Surrey The Oval 9 Aug 2019 T20
5 Gloucs v Kent Bristol 7 Aug 2019 T20
7 Gloucs v Sussex Bristol 4 Aug 2019 T20
11 Gloucs v Essex Bristol 2 Aug 2019 T20
27 Gloucs v Glamorgan Cardiff 1 Aug 2019 T20
10 Gloucs v Middlesex Cheltenham 25 Jul 2019 T20
- Gloucs v Glamorgan Cheltenham 19 Jul 2019 T20
49 Glouc 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Rockhampton 17 Jul 2019 Other T20
Profile

Michael Klinger has spent almost an entire career awaiting the Australia call that looked like it would never 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, and a call-up belatedly arrived at the age of 36 when he was named in Australia's T20 squad for a series against Sri Lanka in February 2017. 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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Aug 13, 2019

Michael Klinger swings one into the leg side, Gloucestershire v Hampshire, Bristol, August 13, 2019

Michael Klinger swings one into the leg side

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Aug 4, 2019

Michael Klinger questions an over-rate penalty with Umpire Ian Gould, Gloucestershire v Sussex, Vitality Blast, South Group, Bristol, August 04, 2019

Michael Klinger questions an over-rate penalty with Umpire Ian Gould

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Jan 13, 2019

Michael Klinger leaves the field, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash, Perth

Michael Klinger leaves the field

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010