Sydney, Oct 3 (ANI): Australian cricket player Michael Klinger has said that age is not a barrier for him to make his way into the team as he is only 33 while Chris Rogers, who is now a regular, is 36.
According to News.com.au, there are parallels in numbers and temperament between Klinger and 36-year-old Rogers, the last men to register 1000 runs in a Sheffield Shield season during 2008-09.
Klinger is the in-form run-scorer in Australian cricket after pasting 2173 runs across all formats captaining English county side Gloucestershire this winter, the report said.
He said that definitely things went pretty well over there, and it was great to be able to get some runs in all formats.
Still, Klinger was familiarly overlooked for Australia's disastrous Champions Trophy, post-Ashes series against England and this month's tour of India, the report added.
He said that unfortunately he missed out on a couple of tournaments in England and India but all he could do was keep fronting up, putting performances on the board and hopefully one day something might change.
Klinger 'honestly doesn't know' what is required to crack a limited overs start for Australia but concedes a dislocated shoulder cruelled his Test ambitions just as Ashes spots opened up last season, the report further said. (ANI)