Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 36 years 236 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 179 316 33 11195 255 39.55 24354 45.96 30 48 172 0
List A 163 161 23 6743 166* 48.86 15 42 60 0
Twenty20 136 133 21 4368 126* 39.00 3438 127.05 6 27 409 109 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 179 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 163 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 136 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Tasmania v Western Australia at Hobart, Feb 10-12, 2017 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 Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
62 Australia v Sri Lanka Adelaide 22 Feb 2017 T20I # 598
43 Australia v Sri Lanka Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
38 Australia v Sri Lanka Melbourne 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 596
29 West Aust v Tasmania Hobart 10 Feb 2017 FC
34, 7 West Aust v South Aust Adelaide 1 Feb 2017 FC
71* Scorchers v Syd Sixers Perth 28 Jan 2017 T20
7 Scorchers v Melb Stars Perth 24 Jan 2017 T20
29 Scorchers v Hurricanes Hobart 21 Jan 2017 T20
3 Scorchers v Melb Stars Perth 14 Jan 2017 T20
81 Scorchers v Heat Brisbane 11 Jan 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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Feb 22, 2017

Michael Klinger raises his bat after reaching his fifty, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 International, Adelaide, February 22, 2017

Michael Klinger raises his bat after reaching his fifty

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Feb 22, 2017

Vikum Sanjaya bowls past Michael Klinger, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 International, Adelaide, February 22, 2017

Vikum Sanjaya bowls past Michael Klinger

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Feb 22, 2017

Michael Klinger provided Australia with a flying start, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Adelaide, February 22, 2017

Michael Klinger provided Australia with a flying start

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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