Personal Information

Full Name Michael Jonathon Slater
Born February 21, 1970 Wagga Wagga
Age 54 Years, 3 Months, 25 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Sport Cricket


Test ODI T20
Batting - - -
Bowling - - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
6 0 - - -

Career Information

Teams Played Australia, Australia A, Derbyshire, New South Wales, Australia Under-19
Career Span

Michael Jonathon Slater Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
74 131 7 5312 219 v SL 14 21 598 30 42.83 53.29 33 0
42 42 1 987 73 v SA 0 9 95 2 24.07 60.40 9 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
3 4.1 1 10 1 1/4 v PAK 0 0 10.00 2.40 25.00
2 2 1 11 0 0/0 v WI 0 0 - 5.50 -

Michael Jonathon Slater Profile

A top order batsman, Michael Slater was known for his tempestuous nature on the field. A gifted batsman, Slater cemented his spot in the Australian national team for close to a decade before personal problems caused his career to take a downward spiral.

Slater was a product of the Australian Cricket Academy. He played for New South Wales and quickly made progress to the national team for the 1993 Ashes series. He made the opening spot his own, beating Queenslander Matthew Hayden in the process by scoring a half century on debut and then going on to score a century at Lord's. In the return Ashes, he emerged as the leading run-scorer with 623 runs in the series. The season after that saw him reach his highest Test score of 219 against Sri Lanka.

In spite of his Test career soaring, his limited-overs career did not quite see him reach the same heights. He scored a magnificent 73 on debut against South Africa but that was the highest score he could reach in ODIs. As a result, his stint in the one day team ended fairly quickly with his last ODI being against England in 1997. He was later dropped from the team for the Ashes tour and was replaced by Justin Langer who went on to score three consecutive centuries.

Slater turned commentator after his career as the batsman in him came to a halt and his hunger for runs died down as well. He finally announced his retirement in the year 2004 following a period of illness in the summer of 2003-2004.