Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 34 years 324 days

Major teams Adelaide Strikers, Australia A, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 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 149 264 25 9215 255 38.55 20415 45.13 23 38 137 0
List A 136 135 19 5425 140* 46.76 11 36 50 0
Twenty20 87 85 11 2404 108* 32.48 1963 122.46 2 13 230 53 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 149 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 136 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 87 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Victoria v Western Australia at Hobart, Mar 21-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Canberra, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
18, 45 West Aust v Victoria Hobart 21 Mar 2015 FC
161 West Aust v NSW Perth 13 Mar 2015 FC
28, 6 West Aust v Queensland Brisbane 5 Mar 2015 FC
38, 46 West Aust v NSW Newcastle 25 Feb 2015 FC
151, 11 West Aust v South Aust Adelaide 16 Feb 2015 FC
190, 51* West Aust v South Aust Perth 7 Feb 2015 FC
33 Scorchers v Syd Sixers Canberra 28 Jan 2015 T20
5 Scorchers v Melb Stars Perth 25 Jan 2015 T20
71 Scorchers v Melb Stars Melbourne 21 Jan 2015 T20
6 Scorchers v Hurricanes Hobart 11 Jan 2015 T20
Profile

The best cricket move Michael Klinger ever made was switching from Victoria to South Australia for the 2008-09 season. He immediately sparked with the Redbacks and quickly became a batsman as consistent as Darren Lehmann or Greg Blewett, two former local favourites. The performances were so strong that he was appointed captain for two seasons and often mentioned for higher honours but was never given a chance at the highest level.

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Jan 21, 2015

Michael Klinger cuts the ball behind square, Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League 2014-15, Melbourne, January 21, 2015

Michael Klinger cuts the ball behind square

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Dec 26, 2014

Michael Klinger scored 105 off 60 balls, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades, BBL, Perth, December 26, 2014

Michael Klinger scored 105 off 60 balls

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Nov 3, 2014

Michael Klinger steers the ball into the off side, WA v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 5th day, Perth, November 3, 2014

Michael Klinger steers the ball into the off side

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2014
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 31, 2014
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Hobart - Jan 29, 2014
Australia won by 13 runs
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