Michael Neser is among the professional Australian cricketers born in South Africa. He was born on 29 March 1990 in Pretoria. He is bowling all-rounder who bats right-handed and is a right-arm medium pace bowler.
Neser came to Australia at the age of 10. Some years down the line, he got into the U19 squad of Queensland. A year later, he made his First Class and List A debuts in 2010.
He was a genuine all-rounder. He provided flexibility to the team by being able to bat wherever required. He also generated decent pace with the ball and could pick up wickets in patches.
He earned his contracts in the Big Bash League (BBL) and Indian Premier League (IPL) on the back of his domestic performances. He made his international 8 years after his domestic debut.
Michael made his ODI debut for Australia against England at the Kennington Oval in London on 13 June 2018. Australia batted first and could manage only 214 on the board as they were all out in 47 overs. The debutant scored just 6. England chased down the target with 3 wickets in hand and 36 balls to spare. Neser returned with figures of 2/46 in 8 overs.
Neser is still a part of the Queensland domestic side and continues to participate in the Sheffield Shield and the domestic limited overs tournaments.
In BBL, he played for the Brisbane Heat in the 2011/12 season. He scored 55 runs and picked 7 wickets in 6 matches in the tournament.
He then moved to the Adelaide Strikers till the 2018/19 season. He scored 286 runs and picked up 48 wickets in 48 matches for them. Neser switched to Sydney Thunder from the 2019 season.
He played just one season of the IPL. He represented the Kings XI Punjab in 2013. He played a single game in the entire season. He was smashed for 62 runs in his 4 overs without getting a wicket. He did not get a chance to bat.