Victorian quick Clint McKay was again a vital cog in the Melbourne Stars bowling attack in BBL|02.
The seamer used his variations – particularly his well-disguised slower ball – to great effect helping him bag six wickets and best bowling figures of 3/24 against Hobart Hurricanes.
McKay’s strong form sparked a recall into Australia’s ODI team where he continued his dominant ways with eight wickets in five games against the touring Sri Lankan team.
The 30-year-old’s laidback personality plays down such strong on-field feats at international level, but he’s undoubtedly one of Australia’s best short form bowlers, this was highlighted at this year’s Allan Border Medal where McKay was crowned the ODI Player of the Year.
He battled it out against the best in the world at the ICC Champions Trophy world in England in June. But when he returned to England for and ODI series, he became just the fifth Australian to take a hat-trick in international one-day cricket when he dismissed Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root.
In good news for Stars fans, McKay is on a long term deal with the Stars that will ensure he is in green until the conclusion of BBL|05.
Off the field, you can normally find ‘C-Mac’ somewhere near the water. He loves nothing more than going for a surf in Torquay when he’s at home. The beachside town is his favourite holiday destination and a place he’d one day like to call home.