Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 37 years 138 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 153 148 23 4709 126* 37.67 3702 127.20 7 28 437 123 57 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 153 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Khulna Titans v Chittagong Vikings at Dhaka, Nov 17, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1 Titans v Vikings Dhaka 17 Nov 2017 T20
10 Titans v Dynamites Dhaka 14 Nov 2017 T20
2 Titans v Vikings Dhaka 12 Nov 2017 T20
47* Titans v Sixers Sylhet 8 Nov 2017 T20
1 West Aust v South Aust Hobart 21 Oct 2017 LA
- West Aust v CA XI Sydney 17 Oct 2017 LA
143 West Aust v South Aust Sydney 15 Oct 2017 LA
128 West Aust v Queensland Sydney 11 Oct 2017 LA
45 West Aust v Tasmania Perth 7 Oct 2017 LA
20 West Aust v Victoria Perth 1 Oct 2017 LA
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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Jul 25, 2017

Michael Klinger lays into a pull shot, Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, July 25, 2017

Michael Klinger lays into a pull shot

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Apr 27, 2017

Michael Klinger anchored the Gloucestershire innings with 78, Gloucestershire v Glamorgan, Royal London Cup, South Group, Bristol, April 27, 2017

Michael Klinger anchored the Gloucestershire innings with 78

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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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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

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