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Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 35 years 301 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 165 291 29 10300 255 39.31 22496 45.78 27 43 155 0
List A 150 149 22 6170 140* 48.58 14 40 57 0
Twenty20 108 106 17 3343 126* 37.56 2656 125.86 5 19 310 80 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 165 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 150 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 108 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Mar 15-17, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Queensland v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 21, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8 West Aust v Queensland Brisbane 15 Mar 2016 FC
7, 5 West Aust v South Aust Perth 5 Mar 2016 FC
5, 102* West Aust v Queensland Perth 25 Feb 2016 FC
0 West Aust v NSW Perth 14 Feb 2016 FC
37 West Aust v NSW Lincoln 3 Feb 2016 FC
44 Scorchers v Melb Stars Melbourne 22 Jan 2016 T20
0 Scorchers v Melb Stars Perth 16 Jan 2016 T20
36 Scorchers v Hurricanes Hobart 10 Jan 2016 T20
0 Scorchers v Syd Thunder Sydney 7 Jan 2016 T20
15 Scorchers v Strikers Adelaide 5 Jan 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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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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Dec 30, 2015

Michael Klinger brought up successive T20 half-centuries, Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers, BBL 2015-16, Melbourne, December 30, 2015

Michael Klinger brought up successive T20 half-centuries

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Dec 26, 2015

Michael Klinger anchored the chase, Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat, BBL 2015-16, Perth, December 26, 2015

Michael Klinger anchored the chase

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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