Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 34 years 363 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 153 271 25 9577 255 38.93 21155 45.27 25 39 139 0
List A 136 135 19 5425 140* 46.76 11 36 50 0
Twenty20 95 93 15 2924 126* 37.48 2317 126.19 5 15 272 71 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 153 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 136 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 95 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Surrey v Gloucestershire at The Oval, Jun 27-29, 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 Surrey v Gloucestershire at The Oval, Jul 1, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2 Gloucs v Surrey The Oval 1 Jul 2015 T20
6, 12 Gloucs v Surrey The Oval 27 Jun 2015 FC
61 Gloucs v Sussex Bristol 26 Jun 2015 T20
4, 103 Gloucs v Essex Bristol 21 Jun 2015 FC
44 Gloucs v Somerset Bristol 19 Jun 2015 T20
10 Gloucs v Middlesex Richmond 14 Jun 2015 T20
104* Gloucs v Glamorgan Bristol 12 Jun 2015 T20
104* Gloucs v Essex Chelmsford 11 Jun 2015 T20
102, 42 Gloucs v Lancashire Bristol 7 Jun 2015 FC
69* Gloucs v Kent Beckenham 5 Jun 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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