Michael Robert John Veletta or Mike Veletta was born 30 October 1963 is a former Australian cricketer. Between 1987 and 1990 he played in eight Test matches and 20 One Day Internationals. For Western Australia he played 127 first-class matches including 114 Sheffield Shield matches, and 41 domestic one-day matches.
In the 1987 Cricket World Cup he played a pivotal role for Australia. The right-handed batsman played a major role in the triumph. In the semi-final, he smashed 48 against a strong Pakistan side and then turned in on in the final with a brisk 45 not out. Those cameos are often forgotten!
Against England in final Veletta slammed 45 off only 31 balls, an innings that was ultimately decisive as Australia edged out England by the narrow margin of seven runs.
Veletta never played a Test overseas but toured with the team till 1991.
Post retirement, Veletta did take up coaching, working in Canberra when Brad Haddin burst onto the scene. In 2001, he moved back to Perth, to coach Western Australia. However, in 2003, he was sacked and was still considering a few other coaching. He then decided to have a more settled life and turned back to property valuation.