The veteran batsman Michael Klinger has compromised his league play in the Western Australia league for being the part of Bangladesh T20 tournament for this season. He is the part of the current series but had certainly missed the first half of Sheffield Shield season. He has most effectively taken himself out of the first half of the JLT Sheffield Shield season announcing that this veteran batsman will join the Bangladesh’s domestic T20 tournament in Bangladesh.
Klinger, moving away from the Warriors’ Shield side was a sudden surprise as they had defeated Tasmania by 301 runs before this decision. This 37-year-old chap after receiving the green signal for his chance to play in the BPL tournament got off from both the Western Australian Cricket Association and Cricket Australia, with a confirmation from the WACA that he will remain as a contracted player for the 2017-18 seasons.
This is being understood that this decision is a mutual agreement from Klinger and WA coaching staffs for giving the right-hander a little match practice prior to the upcoming Perth Scorchers’ KFC Big Bash League campaign.
He competitive ad-on into the Bangladesh Premier league has been given a thumbs up by competition’s featured veterans such as- Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum and Kumar Sangakkara.
The final game of the BPL league is going to be held in Dhaka on December 12th which means Klinger is almost certain of being unavailable for the upcoming WA selection until after the BPL break.
Coach, Justin Langer had given a hint earlier during this week that this was a tough call taken regarding their star-studded batting line-up.
“There will be some headaches and some really tough decisions,” the former Test opener initiated. He further added, “We have been thinking about it for months … Seven into six will provide a challenge.”
Klinger’s non-selection reflected that a vogue of veteran players are going to be put away in the commencing round of Shield games, with the probable names of veteran former Test players such as- Tim Paine, Ed Cowan and Cameron White all missing out.
During February, Klinger had made his long-awaited international debut in the Australia’s T20 International series against Sri Lanka.