Clint McKay Bio

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Clinton James Mckay was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on February 22, 1983. He is a fast-medium bowler who bowls right-handed.

Clint has played in all three formats of the game, and he is known for his lethal precision and deft use of slower deliveries.

Background

McKay began playing cricket at a young age with the North West Cricket Association’s Pascoe Vale Central Cricket Club (NWCA).

During his time there, he gained notoriety by representing NWCA at junior levels and even under 21.

McKay’s consistency was crucial in securing a place with the Essendon Cricket Club, which plays in Australia’s premier league.

Debut

After the Australian team suffered a slew of injuries in 2009, McKay was granted a chance to shine against India in an ODI on November 5th.

In his first ten overs, he took three wickets, including one of Sachin Tendulkar, and only gave up 58 runs.

McKay made his test debut against the West Indies in Perth in December 2009, going wicketless in the first innings but bowling Denesh Ramdin in the second.

Clint made his T20 debut against Sri Lanka on October 31, 2010, bowling out Darren Sammy, the West Indian captain, in the fourth match.

Rise to Glory

McKay had little impact in the test style of the game, but he was a regular member of the Australian squad in one-day internationals.

In his debut against India in 2009, he was instrumental in the team’s three-run win.

On the path to cricketing greatness, McKay received his first Man of the Match award on January 31, 2010, when he took four wickets for 35 runs in 9.3 overs.

On the 7th of November 2010, he put in a masterful display against Sri Lanka, taking his first five wicket haul.

Clint’s first hat-trick came against England in Cardiff on September 14, 2013, dismissing Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, and Joe Root, but Australia lost the match.

Four months later, on 17 January 2014, Australia were 9/244 against England, and McKay played a key role in the victory, partnering James Faulkner for the final wicket with a score of 57.

Club Career

Before retirement, McKay spent 11 years with Victoria. In 2010, he became a member of Yorkshire CCC as an overseas player, partnering with South African Herschelle Gibbs.

On the 9th of January 2011, he was bought for $110,000 by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Later in the 2013 IPL, he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Retirement

On March 30, 2016, Mckay announced his retirement from international and Australian first-class cricket.

He was ecstatic for his 11 years with Victoria and his brief stints with Australia. However, he was surprised that he did not have more international cricket in his resume.

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