Michael Slater is a former Australian cricketer who was born on February 21, 1970, in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
He was a right-handed opening batsman and a brilliant fielder who played for Australia from 1993 to 2001.
Slater was known for his aggressive and attacking style of batting, which made him a fan favorite.
He made his debut for Australia in 1993 against the West Indies and went on to play 74 Tests and 42 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for his country.
In his Test career, Slater scored 5,312 runs with an average of 42.83 and hit 14 centuries, with his highest score being 219. In ODIs, he scored 1,428 runs with an average of 34.48, including two centuries and nine fifties.
Slater was also known for his exceptional fielding skills and was one of the best outfielders in the game during his time.
He took 124 catches in Test cricket, with a majority of them coming in the slips, and 27 catches in ODIs.
After retiring from international cricket in 2001, Slater worked as a commentator for Channel Nine in Australia and also served as a coach for various teams, including the Australian team and the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Michael Slater was born to Carole and Peter Slater.
Michael Slater Parents: Meet Carole Slater, Peter Slater
Slater was born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, and spent his childhood in both Wagga and Junee.
His parents, Peter and Carole, and two older siblings moved from the northeast coast of England to Launceston, Tasmania, Australia in 1966, where his father taught high school agriculture and science.
After three years, the family relocated, and his father became an agriculture teacher at Wagga Wagga Agricultural College. Slater’s mother abandoned the family when he was 12 years old in 1983.