Full Name

Michael Roy Whitney

Born

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

Age

62y 279d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast medium

TEAMS

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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1219868136.1831921.31004020
ODI38137409*6.669044.440020110
FC1181184441528*5.6000500
List A96281511619*8.9200230
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test122326721325397/2711/9533.972.9768.5221
ODI383821061249464/344/3427.153.5545.7200
FC11822828110234127/2726.752.8955.4191
List A96515431161124/134/1327.823.6246.0500
Mike Whitney
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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