Michael Slater ( Cricket ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Professional Career

Michael Slater Australian former professional cricketer and former television presenter know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Professional Career

Michael Slater (  Cricket )  : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education and Professional Career
Michael Slater
  Bio
Name Michael Slater
Birthdate ( Age) 21 February 1970 
Place of Birth Wagga Wagga, Australia
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Jo Slater
Children Three
Parents CarolePeter
Education Not Known
Profession Australian former professional cricketer and former television presenter
Net Worth $7 Million
Last Update October 2021

Michael Jonathon Slater is an Australian former professional cricketer and former television presenter. He played in 74 Test matches and 42 One Day Internationals for the Australia national cricket team.

Slater was a regular contributor to the Triple M Sydney radio sports panel program "Dead Set Legends" and was a replacement co-host of Richard Freedman on Sky Sports Radio's Big Sport Breakfast with Terry Kennedy.

Early Life and Famiy

Slater was born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales and lived in Junee for some of his life Wagga Wagga for his entire childhood. His parents, Peter and Carole and two older siblings had emigrated from the north-eastern coast of England in 1966 to Launceston, Tasmania, Australia where his father taught high school agriculture and science. After three years, the family moved and his father became a teacher in agriculture at Wagga Wagga Agricultural College.

Slater's mother left the family in 1983, when he was just 12 years old. He later wrote about the tough personal times that followed, that his education standards slipped after his mother left the family and sport became the "only thing could focus on properly". However, it was later revealed that Slater had a manic depression bipolar disorder. He made unsubstantiated claims that school bullying accentuated his academic difficulties in Years 9 and 10 and that he once ran home after it was suggested that some bullies "were planning to get [him] after school".

Michael Slater Wife

Michael Slater tied the knot with Jo Slater in the late 2000s. The two reportedly started dating in 2005, and she was instrumental in helping Slater come out of his depression. The couple lives along with three kids in Sydney.

Michael Slater Net Worth

Michael Jonathon Slater is an Australian former professional cricketer and former television presenter has an estimated Net Worth around $7 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

A specialist right-handed batsman as well as a very occasional bowler, Slater represented the New South Wales Blues in Australian domestic cricket and played English county cricket with Derbyshire. His Australian club was the University of NSW Cricket Club, scoring 3873 runs in 77 innings with a high score of 213* in first grade. 

In his debut match, he scored a half-century, before compiling his maiden century in the following test match at Lord's. He continued his good form into the subsequent home series against New Zealand in 1993–94, netting 305 runs at an average of 76.25. In the 1994–95 return Ashes series in Australia, he was the leading run-scorer in the series with 623. The following season saw him notch his first double-century, against Sri Lanka at the WACA in Perth.

Slater's match winning 123 against England at Sydney in the 1998–99 Ashes series comprised 66.84 per cent of his team's entire total. This remains the greatest proportion since Charles Bannerman made 165 not out in the very first test innings of all, which was 67.34 per cent of his team's total.

Slater was dropped from the side in late 1996 after a poor performance. It took him two years to get back into the national team and things went well for a couple of years. He split from his wife and was accused of taking drugs by the Australian Cricket Board (ACB).

His Ashes tour to England in 2001 was his last series. Slater's performance slumped and Justin Langer took his place and it has been suggested Slater was bitter and angry toward him. Slater became reclusive. It was later revealed Slater had manic depression bipolar disorder. He could not build a career in limited-overs cricket and his prolonged form slump forced him out of professional cricket after 74 test games.

After commentating for Channel 4 in the United Kingdom during the 2005 Ashes series, Slater joined Nine's Wide World of Sports cricket commentary team in January 2006. He later appeared as a reporter on Channel Nine's health and lifestyle programme, What's Good For You?.In 2009 to 2010 he was the sports presenter for the Nine Network's Weekend Today alongside co-hosts Cameron Williams and Leila McKinnon.In 2018, he joined the Seven Network to commentate its coverage of the Test Cricket and Big Bash League.