Daily Mail UK – Perth Scorchers batsman Michael Klinger says his family have been “kicking” him out the door to play for his Big Bash League side despite his wife being diagnosed with cancer.

Summary

  • Perth Scorchers batsman Michael Klinger says his family have been “kicking” him out the door to play for his Big Bash League side despite his wife being diagnosed with cancer.
  • Klinger’s 83 from 61 balls was instrumental in Perth’s win over the Sydney Sixers at the WACA Ground on Monday, their fourth victory from four starts this season.
  • Following his wife Cindy recently being diagnosed with breast cancer, playing cricket has been an escape for Klinger as he readies for the challenges ahead.
  • A 96-run partnership between Klinger and Ashton Turner (45 from 32) set up the win for debutant Tim David and Adam Voges to finish off.
  • Having been the masters of defending any total, Klinger was pleased to see the Scorchers pull off the highest-ever BBL run chase in Perth.


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