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Michael Klinger      

Full name Michael Klinger

Born July 4, 1980, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 36 years 197 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 177 313 33 11125 255 39.73 24162 46.04 30 48 168 0
List A 163 161 23 6743 166* 48.86 15 42 60 0
Twenty20 130 127 20 4118 126* 38.48 3243 126.98 6 25 389 101 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 177 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
List A 163 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 130 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Dec 5-8, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A New South Wales v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 19, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth, Jan 14, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3 Scorchers v Melb Stars Perth 14 Jan 2017 T20
81 Scorchers v Heat Brisbane 11 Jan 2017 T20
14 Scorchers v Heat Perth 5 Jan 2017 T20
38 Scorchers v Syd Thunder Perth 1 Jan 2017 T20
72 Scorchers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 29 Dec 2016 T20
18 Scorchers v Syd Sixers Sydney 27 Dec 2016 T20
1 Scorchers v Strikers Perth 23 Dec 2016 T20
8, 1 West Aust v Queensland Perth 5 Dec 2016 FC
9, 65 West Aust v Queensland Townsville 26 Nov 2016 FC
5, 0 West Aust v Tasmania Perth 17 Nov 2016 FC
Profile

Michael Klinger has spent an entire career awaiting the Australia call that has never quite 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., 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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Jan 11, 2017

Michael Klinger's 81 took Scorchers to 156, Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League 2016-17, Brisbane, January 11, 2017

Michael Klinger's 81 took Scorchers to 156

© Cricket Australia

Dec 29, 2016

Michael Klinger struck 72 off 55 balls, Renegades v Scorchers, Big Bash League, Melbourne, December 29, 2016

Michael Klinger struck 72 off 55 balls

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Oct 8, 2016

Michael Klinger clips one to the leg side en route to his 87, Western Australia v Victoria, Matador Cup 2016-17, Perth, October 8, 2016

Michael Klinger clips one to the leg side en route to his 87

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Notes

State Player of the Year Award - 2009, 2010

Tour Results
West Indies v Australia at Roseau - Apr 23-27, 2012
Australia won by 75 runs
West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain - Apr 15-19, 2012
Match drawn
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets
WICB Pres XI v Australians at Cave Hill - Apr 2-4, 2012
Australians won by 8 wickets
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Mar 30, 2012
West Indies won by 14 runs
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