Michael Neser overview

Michael Gertges Neser is an Australian cricketer, born on 29th March 1990. He represents Queensland in domestic cricket, and the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. He made his international debut for the Australian national team in 2018. Neser was born in Pretoria in South Africa but his family, soon moved to the Gold Coast in Australia when he was 10 years old.

He played cricket there for Gold Coast District Cricket Club and over time, got noticed by state selectors in Queensland. In the 2008–09 season, he became a part of Queensland's under-19 team, and in 2010 he was handed a rookie contract with Queensland's state team.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 2 2 0 8 6 4.0 16 50.0 0 0 0 0 0
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 2 2 100 120 2 2/46 2/46 7.2 60.0 50.0 0 0
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 1 1 24 62 0 0/62 0/62 15.5 0.0 0.0 0 0

Early signs

In May 2018, Neser was added to Australia's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England, replacing Josh Hazlewood. He made his ODI debut on 13 June 2018, against England. In September 2018, he was named in Australia's Test squad for their series against Pakistan, but he did not play. In July 2019, he was picked in Australia's squad for the 2019 Ashes series in England. On 16 July 2020, Neser was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, Neser was picked in Australia's Test squad for their series against India.

ODI Career

Neser made his debut against England at Kennington Oval on 13th June 2018. Since his debut, he has played in two ODI matches. He has two wickets to his name at an economy rate of 7.2. He last played in an ODI at the Riverside Ground against England in June 2018. He is still very fresh and may get picked again soon.

Test career

NA

IPL career

Neser made his IPL debut for the Kings XI Punjab against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium. Although, he doesn’t have a wicket to his name, he still is a bright prospect and has the scope of making a comeback in the forthcoming seasons.

T20 Career

NA

ICC Trophies

Michael is a bit different from regular all-rounders who come down the order, Neser has a solid command over both aspects – Bowling and Batting. He is a good pick for Australia, and we may see him soon donning the national colors.

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