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Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 35 years 360 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 167 294 30 10550 255 39.96 22937 45.99 29 43 158 0
List A 154 153 23 6414 166* 49.33 15 41 59 0
Twenty20 116 113 18 3557 126* 37.44 2818 126.22 5 21 330 88 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 167 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 154 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 116 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Worcestershire v Gloucestershire at Worcester, May 29-Jun 1, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Gloucestershire v Hampshire at Bristol, Jun 14, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sussex v Gloucestershire at Arundel, Jun 26, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Gloucs v Sussex Arundel 26 Jun 2016 T20
- Gloucs v Hampshire Southampton 25 Jun 2016 T20
60 Gloucs v Somerset Bristol 17 Jun 2016 T20
78 Gloucs v Essex Chelmsford 16 Jun 2016 T20
166* Gloucs v Hampshire Bristol 14 Jun 2016 LA
5 Gloucs v Glamorgan Bristol 10 Jun 2016 T20
20 Gloucs v Middlesex Bristol 8 Jun 2016 LA
52 Gloucs v Glamorgan Cardiff 6 Jun 2016 LA
6 Gloucs v Somerset Taunton 5 Jun 2016 LA
27 Gloucs v Kent Beckenham 3 Jun 2016 T20
Profile

A technically-correct top-order batsman who made his first-class debut in the 1990s, Michael Klinger has adapted to changing teams, formats and roles, and keeps churning out runs whatever the circumstances. Klinger started in his home state of Victoria as a teenager but his progress was initially slow, and it took him five seasons to score his first hundred. A move to South Australia came in 2008-09 and it was such a successful change that in his first summer he piled up 1203 Sheffield Shield runs at 70.76, and was later handed the state's captaincy. He led the Redbacks to the 2010-11 Big Bash title and the 2011-12 Ryobi Cup, but in the Shield the team struggled and Johan Botha took over the leadership for 2012-13.

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Jun 16, 2016

Michael Klinger bolstered Gloucestershire again, Essex v Gloucestershire, NatWest Blast, Chelmsford, June 16, 2016

Michael Klinger bolstered Gloucestershire again

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May 20, 2016

Michael Klinger couldn't quite get Gloucestershire ahead of the D/L score, Gloucestershire v Sussex, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Bristol, May 20, 2016

Michael Klinger couldn't quite get Gloucestershire ahead of the D/L score

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Jan 22, 2016

Michael Klinger plays a reverse sweep, Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers, 2nd semi-final, BBL 2015-16, Melbourne, January 22, 2016

Michael Klinger plays a reverse sweep

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele
Jul 26-30, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Brisbane
Jul 30-Aug 2, 2016
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle
Aug 4-8, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 6-9, 2016
Sth Africa A v NPS at Townsville
Aug 13, 2016
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC)
Aug 13-17, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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