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Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 36 years 25 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 170 299 32 10732 255 40.19 23274 46.11 29 45 160 0
List A 156 155 23 6471 166* 49.02 15 41 59 0
Twenty20 121 118 20 3860 126* 39.38 3041 126.93 6 23 364 95 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 170 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 156 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 121 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Gloucestershire v Leicestershire at Cheltenham, Jul 20-22, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Surrey v Gloucestershire at The Oval, Jul 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gloucestershire v Essex at Cheltenham, Jul 17, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11 Gloucs v Surrey The Oval 27 Jul 2016 LA
46 Gloucs v Sussex Cheltenham 24 Jul 2016 LA
25, 54 Gloucs v Leics Cheltenham 20 Jul 2016 FC
95* Gloucs v Essex Cheltenham 17 Jul 2016 T20
5, 53* Gloucs v Essex Cheltenham 13 Jul 2016 FC
56* Gloucs v Glamorgan Cardiff 10 Jul 2016 T20
42 Gloucs v Kent Bristol 8 Jul 2016 T20
9 Gloucs v Surrey Bristol 6 Jul 2016 T20
101 Gloucs v Somerset Taunton 1 Jul 2016 T20
45* Gloucs v Leics Leicester 27 Jun 2016 FC
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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Jul 21, 2016

Michael Klinger dug in to be 43 not out at the close, Gloucestershire v Leicestershire, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Cheltenham, 2nd day, July 21, 2016

Michael Klinger dug in to be 43 not out at the close

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Jul 17, 2016

Michael Klinger swings down the ground, Gloucestershire v Essex, NatWest Blast, Cheltenham, July 17, 2016

Michael Klinger on the attack

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Jun 16, 2016

Michael Klinger swings down the ground, Essex v Gloucestershire, NatWest Blast, Chelmsford, June 16, 2016

Michael Klinger swings down the ground

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jul 1, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 28, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 33 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 20, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 46 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 17, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
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