Michael Slater is a
dashing, nimble-footed right-handed opening bat that has destroyed new ball
attacks world-wide. A product of the Australian Cricket Academy, he rose
quickly to Test selection following his debut for New South Wales. His
opening partnership with Mark Taylor was very prolific especially in
successive Ashes series in the mid-1990s. His quick-scoring style has been
strangely overlooked by selectors for the national limited-over team.
(Rick Eyre, Sept 1999)