Matches (18)
IND v ENG (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
NZ v AUS (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
WPL (1)
WI 4-Day (4)

Full Name

Michael Roy Whitney


February 24, 1959, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales


65y 1d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast medium

Playing Role


Fast bowler Michael Whitney was a favourite among Australian and NSW cricket fans for both his sense of humour and whole-hearted approach to the game. He made his Test debut when surprisingly called up in 1981 but played almost all of his matches for Australia in the late 1980s and early '90s, and overall could be considered unlucky not to have played more than 12 Tests over his long career. His greatest success at international level came in 1991-92, when he claimed his Test-best (4 for 68 and 7 for 27) in the fifth Test against India. That summer he was also Australia's highest wicket-taker and most economical bowler in the World Cup. Whitney became a much-celebrated No. 11 batsman in the 1987 Boxing Day Test, surviving 18 deliveries and defying Richard Hadlee to help secure a draw against New Zealand. He has enjoyed a successful media career since retiring from cricket.
Anthony Fallick

Mike Whitney Career Stats


List A96-515431161124/134/1327.823.6246.0500

Batting & Fielding

List A96281511619*8.92--00--230
Mike Whitney

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Debut/Last Matches of Mike Whitney

Recent Matches of Mike Whitney

Bradman XI vs England XI--0/4408-Jan-2003BowralOTHEROD
West Indians vs --0/3407-Nov-2000Perth (Lilac Hill)OTHER
Bradman XI vs England XI--0/1501-Jan-1999Bowral
Sth Africans vs 3*0/4418-Jan-1994SydneyOTHEROD
NSW vs Tasmania--0/4424-Oct-1993North SydneyList A

Photos of Mike Whitney

Mark Taylor, John Dyson, Phil Emery, Mike Whitney & Geoff Lawson
Whitney bowling, ACB Chairman's XI v West Indians, 2000/01
Mike Whitney shows how to grip the ball
The Australians celebrate a wicket
Mike Whitney portrait
Craig McDermott and Mike Whitney hold the Trans-Tasman Trophy