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Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 37 years 326 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 Insights on t20i 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 Insights on t20 166 161 23 4997 126* 36.21 3979 125.58 7 29 463 129 61 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is Insights on t20i 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 182 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 177 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 166 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes at Perth, Feb 1, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15 Scorchers v Hurricanes Perth 1 Feb 2018 T20
5 Scorchers v Strikers Perth 25 Jan 2018 T20
17 Scorchers v Hurricanes Perth 20 Jan 2018 T20
17 Scorchers v Strikers Alice Springs 13 Jan 2018 T20
4 Scorchers v Syd Thunder Sydney 11 Jan 2018 T20
0 Scorchers v Melb Reneg Perth 8 Jan 2018 T20
15 Scorchers v Heat Brisbane 5 Jan 2018 T20
83 Scorchers v Syd Sixers Perth 1 Jan 2018 T20
37 Scorchers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 29 Dec 2017 T20
1 Scorchers v Melb Stars Perth 26 Dec 2017 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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Jan 20, 2018

Micheal Klinger was bowled after a bouncer squeezed through to the stumps after hitting him on the helmet grille, Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League, January 20, Perth

Micheal Klinger was bowled after a bouncer squeezed through to the stumps after hitting him on the helmet grille

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Dec 29, 2017

Michael Klinger flicks into the leg side, Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers, BBL 2017-18, Docklands Stadium, December 29, 2017

Michael Klinger flicks into the leg side

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Dec 8, 2017

Michael Klinger and Ariful Haque run between the wickets, Rangpur Riders v Khulna Titans, BPL 2017-18, Eliminator, Mirpur

Michael Klinger and Ariful Haque run between the wickets

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

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