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Mike Veletta
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Mike Veletta

Australia
Mike Veletta

INTL CAREER: 1986 - 1990

Full Name

Michael Robert John Veletta

Born

October 30, 1963, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Age

57y 200d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

relations

(nephew),

(brother-in-law)

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Mike Veletta is unlikely to figure in any Australian cricket Hall of Fame, but he did play a pivotal role in their seminal 1987 World Cup win. In the final against England he slammed 45 off only 31 balls, an innings that was ultimately decisive as Australia squeezed home by only seven runs. Such chicanery was slightly out of character for Veletta, the man with eyes like Errol Flynn's. He was ordinarily a dogged opener for Western Australia, and in the 1986-87 Sheffield Shield final he took them to victory with a 762-minute 266. He also had three opening partnerships of more than 300 with Geoff Marsh for WA, but at the top level Veletta never really cracked it. In eight Tests he got a number of starts, but failed to reach 50 and ended with an average of 18. He returned to WA as their coach on a three-year contract in 2001, but that was terminated a year early.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test81102073918.8163432.6400150120
ODI2019448468*32.2664275.380229080
FC15125126880226239.1120481943
List A9287152147105*29.81114432
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8------------
ODI20------------
FC15118120---4.00-000
List A92000-----000
Mike Veletta - Portrait October 2001
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Aus Masters vs NZ Masters--24-Feb-2011HamiltonOTHERT20
WACA Pres vs CA Chairman0/1128-Nov-2008PerthOTHEROD

Photos


Mike Veletta - Portrait October 2001
Mike Veletta
The Australian squad with the World Cup trophy
Mike Veletta forces one on the on-side during his 48