Michael Slater

Inside Biography


Michael Jonathon Slater, 47 years old, is an Australian television presenter and professional cricketer. He played 74 Tests and 42 ODIs for the Australian cricket team from 1993 to 2001.

Early life 

Michael Jonathon Slater was born on February 21, 1970, in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. He is the son of Carole and peter. He has two elder siblings named Tracey and Julian. In 1966, his parents and his two siblings emigrated from the northeastern coast of England.

At first, they migrated to Launceston, Australia, after deciding against going to Canada. They lived there only for three years. Later they moved to Wagga Wagga and there his father became a lecturer in agriculture at the Charles Sturt University.

Michael Jonathon Slater has dreamed of being one of the popular players since his early age. Consequently, he was able to be chosen in the New South Wales Primary School Sports Association cricket and hockey when he was 11.

Unexpectedly, Michael Jonathon Slater witnessed a tragedy in his family when Michael’s mother and father separated and his mother left the family when he was 12. He painted his Achilles tendon during an accident in school when he was 17 years old. Interestingly after his successful surgery, he made a surprising came back to cricket.


Michael Jonathon Slater was chosen for in the Under-19 state for the national championship in Brisbane. First, he and his team performed with New South Wales in 1992 to 93. In this period, he has made 1000 runs, which was imagined performance to improve his further steps. 

Generally, Michael Jonathon Slater was used swashbuckling style and front-foot pulls when he batting in peach. In Test cricket, he made total 5,312 runs and 14 centuries at an average of 42. However, Michael was less successful in his One Day International career, in these matches his averaging a lowly 24.07.

Michael Jonathon Slater's good leadership and activeness led to Michael’s came in Australian Test team. Consequently, he was chosen for the Ashes tour of England in 1993 at the age of 23.

Media Career

Michael Jonathon Slater appeared in the Channel 4 in the United Kingdom during the 2005 Ashes series as a commentator. In January 2006, he moved Nine’s Wide World of Sports cricket commentary team.

Michael Jonathon Slater also served as a contestant on the Australian version of Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice. He then moved to Channel Nine’s health and lifestyle program, What Good For You?

At the beginning of 2009, Michael Jonathon Slater moved Nine network’s Weekend Today, where he served as sports presenter alongside co-hosts Leila McKinnon and Cameron Williams.

Persona life and Affair

Michael Jonathon Slater is a married person. He was married to his childhood sweetheart, Stephanie Slater. After some time, Michael began having issues with his wife for some causes and they split soon after.

However, they did attempt to restore friendly relations between them and her wife even moved to Michael’s on Ashes tour to England in 2001. Finally, Justin Langer replaced and held on to it until Michael’s retirement, while he closes himself from the world with a lot of anger and bitterness in him.

Michael was also accused of being the father of Adam Gilchrist and Mel's first child. It also created huge misunderstanding between Gilchrist and Michael. However, the allegations were proved false.

During that time, the Australian Cricket Board had also accused Michael Jonathon Slater of taking drugs. After that, Michael and Stephanie divorced.

Net worth and Body measurement

Michael Jonathon Slater has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He stands at the height of around 5 feet 9 inches. He also has a perfect athletic body. 

by Bchrome, 30 Mar, 2017

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