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Michael Di Venuto is an Italian-born Australian cricket coach and a former first-class player representing Italy and Australia. He played with the Tasmanian Tigers for most of his first-class cricket career.

He played for Durham County Cricket Club until July 2012, when he announced his retirement from County Cricket after having left Australian representative cricket. Additionally, he has experience playing cricket for Derbyshire and Sussex in England.

He was a left-handed opening batsman for Tasmania during the mid-1990s, and his performance there led to an invitation to play for the Australian national cricket team in ODI matches. However, after nine games, he was dropped.

Michael Di Venuto Bio

Full Name Michael Di James Venuto
Nickname Diva
Date Of Birth Dec 12, 1973
Birthplace Hobart, Tasmania
Age 48 years
Hometown Hobart
City Hobart
Country Australia
Occupation Cricket Player
Star Sign Sagittarius
Birth Sign Duality Assertive
Education St Virgil’s College, Hobart

Michael Di Venuto Net Worth

Net Worth $1m to $10m
Annual Salary Not Known
Source of Income Cricket Player

Cricket Information

Team Australia
Batting Style Left Hand Batsman
Bowling Style Right Arm Medium Bowler, Legbreak googly
Role Batsman, Coach
ODI Debut 29 March 1997 
Last ODI 17 December 1997  Aus v Nz
Cap Number 13

The Michael Di Venuto story

Physical Measurements

Height 1.80 m
Weight 80kg
Bust Not Known
Waist Not Known
Hip Not Known
Hair Color Not Known
Eye Color Not Known
Shoe Size Not Known

Family

Parents Name Not known
Spouse Name Not known
Children Name Unknown
N0. of Children(s) Not available
Brother Name Peter

Early Days

Michael Di Venuto, an Italian-Australian born in Hobart, Tasmania, played cricket for the St. Virgil’s Cricket Club before enrolling at St. Virgil’s College. Enrico, Michael’s father, and Peter, his brother, were both excellent cricketers, but Michael outperformed them.

After showcasing his potential at a young age, he joined North Hobart Cricket Club, which competes in the TCA Grade Cricket Competition.

Di Venuto initially established his reputation in that contest. Di Venuto was chosen to make his first-class debut in the 1991–92 season while still a teenager, thanks to his performance in the TCA tournament, which quickly caught the notice of state selectors.

International Career

The Australian national selectors put Michael Di Venuto in the Australian team for a visit to South Africa in 1997 due to his performance in the 1996-97 Mercantile Mutual Cup.

 In the opening game of the one-day series at Buffalo Park in East London, he played his maiden ODI match against South Africa.

Di Venuto and Mark Taylor started the batting order for South Africa after they won the toss and decided to field. He started aggressively and scored 23 runs off 16 balls before getting caught off Jacques Kallis’ bowling.

In an Australian total of 223/9 off 50, it was the fourth-highest score, but it wasn’t enough to prevent South Africa from winning by six wickets.

Coaching

Mickey Arthur, the team’s head coach, selected Di Venuto as the team’s full-time batting coach in 2013. In January 2016, Di Venuto was named senior coach for the T20I series against India since incumbent coach Darren Lehmann was sick.

Di Venuto began serving as the head coach of Surrey County Cricket Club in February 2016 and will do so through 2020. He was chosen, along with Jeff Vaughan, to serve as the Australian men’s cricket team’s assistant coach in July 2021.

Facts

  • He spent the majority of his first-class cricket career with the Tasmanian Tigers.
  • He played for Durham CCC until July 2012, when he announced his retirement from county cricket after leaving Australian representative cricket.
  • He has also previously represented Derbyshire and Sussex in cricket in England.

Achievements

  • Winner of the 2008 County Championship and the Sheffield Shield (2008,2009)
  • Tasmania has scored 9,974 runs, which ranks second all-time.
  • Tasmania: 67 Mercantile Mutual Cups and the most fifties in the Sheffield Shield (274 in five innings).
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