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Michael Klinger

Batter

RUNS
143
AVERAGE
47.67

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

AGE
37
HEIGHT
179CM
BORN

Melbourne

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

WA

WA

Bio

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 his 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, also 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 also starred for the Redbacks in one-day cricket and Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. After six years in South Australia, Klinger moved to Western Australia in 2014 to join the Warriors and Perth Scorchers.

A batsman with an insatiable appetite for runs, Klinger is a valuable contributor in all three formats.

Klinger also signed with English county Gloucestershire in 2013 and has been a dominant force for the club’s limited-overs teams.

After years and years of runs in domestic cricket, Klinger was eventually given an international debut in T20 cricket. He has a top-score of 62 against Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval.

MATCHES
3
DEBUT
2017
CAP NO
84
BEST BATTING
62
BEST BOWLING
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Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
143
INNINGS
3
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
47.67
100s
0
50s
1

Klinger crunches ton for Warriors

Michael Klinger hit his 17th list A ton to lead Western Australia to an imposing total in their JLT One-Day Cup fixture against Queensland


1:36 Klinger-half-century-frustrates-Victoria-in-Alice-still

Klinger half-century frustrates Victoria in Alice

Michael Klinger finds form at the right time, posting a vitally important fifty for Western Australia in their Shield match against Victoria in Alice Springs


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Klinger top scores to push Australia to 187

Veteran Michael Klinger hits six fours and a six in a top score of 62 for Australia against Sri Lanka in the third T20 at Adelaide Oval


Axed Klinger to leave WA for BPL T20 stint

Veteran batsman to play in Bangladesh T20 tournament and all but certain to miss first half of Sheffield Shield season


WA-v-TAS--Day-Three-Highlights-still

Tigers fight but WA lead nudges 300

Ashes hopefuls Stoinis and Cartwright WA's best in second dig but none pass 40 against Tassie quicks


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Warriors in control against Tigers despite rain

A gritty Jake Doran half-century wasn't enough for the visitors as the Warriors took control on Day Two in Perth