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Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 36 years 324 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 182 321 33 11320 255 39.30 24656 45.91 30 49 178 0
List A 170 168 23 7112 166* 49.04 16 44 67 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 182 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 170 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Western Australia v New South Wales at Perth, Mar 16-19, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Sussex v Gloucestershire at Eastbourne, May 14, 2017 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
53 Gloucs v Sussex Eastbourne 14 May 2017 LA
26 Gloucs v Somerset Bristol 12 May 2017 LA
134 Gloucs v Kent Bristol 10 May 2017 LA
17 Gloucs v Hampshire Southampton 7 May 2017 LA
31 Gloucs v Essex Chelmsford 4 May 2017 LA
30 Gloucs v Middlesex Lord's 30 Apr 2017 LA
78 Gloucs v Glamorgan Bristol 27 Apr 2017 LA
0, 16 West Aust v NSW Perth 16 Mar 2017 FC
11, 55 West Aust v Victoria Alice Springs 8 Mar 2017 FC
43 West Aust v Victoria Perth 25 Feb 2017 FC
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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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

© AFP

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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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval
May 26, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Australia v Pakistan at Birmingham
May 29, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Australia v New Zealand at Birmingham
Jun 2, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Australia v Bangladesh at The Oval
Jun 5, 2017 (13:30 local | 12:30 GMT | 08:30 EDT | 07:30 CDT | 05:30 PDT)
Group A: England v Australia at Birmingham
Jun 10, 2017 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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