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Player Profile

Michael Klinger

Maxy

  • Klinger

Right Hand bat

Does Not Bowl

DOB
04/07/1980
Height / Weight
179cm / 78kg
Born in
Melbourne, VIC
State
SA
Bat Brand
Gray Nicolls
Club
Kensington

Profile

A veteran of the Australian domestic scene, Michael Klinger’s career has seen him play for three different state teams and also taken him to English county cricket and the Indian Premier League.

After 10 years at Victoria, Klinger moved to South Australia in 2008 and quickly established himself as one of the best domestic players in the country, hitting 1203 runs at 70.76 in first Sheffield Shield season with the Redbacks, with four hundreds and a best of 255 against Western Australia, and 886 runs at 63.28 the following season.

He was named State Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010, handed the SA captaincy and spoken about for higher honours.

A former Australia Under-19 captain, in a side that included Michael Clarke, Klinger has the infamous record of being the only batsman in Australian cricket history to be stranded on 99 not out due to a declaration, after Victoria captain Paul Reiffel pulled the pin when his young batsman was just one run short of his maiden first-class hundred in a match against Tasmania in 2001.

Klinger has also starred for the Redbacks in one-day cricket and Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League but despite several Australia A appearances, he is yet to play for Australia.

After six years in South Australia, Klinger moved to Western Australia in 2014 to join the Warriors and Perth Scorchers.

Key Stats

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138 Matches
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s
Bowling
Wickets Average Runs Economy 5W

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST - - - - - - - - - - -
ODI - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 Int - - - - - - - - - - -
First-Class 138 244 23 8169 255 36.96 45 19 35 130 0
Aus One-day dom 110 111 11 4339 140 43.39 72.38 10 27 37 0
Aus Twenty20 74 72 9 1969 108 31.25 121.62 1 11 24 0

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST - - - - - - - - - - -
ODI - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 Int - - - - - - - - - - -
First-Class 138 6 3 0 0 0 0.00 3.00 - 0 0
Aus One-day dom 110 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0
Aus Twenty20 74 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0

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