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Stephen Fleming

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
New Zealand, ICC World XI, Canterbury, NZ Academy, Nottinghamshire, Southern Conference, South Island, Wellington, Young New Zealand, Yorkshire, Chennai, Middlesex, New Zealand Under-19
Roles played:
Skipper-ODI,T20 | Ex Skipper-Test | Batsman
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
April 01, 1973, Christchurch

Profile

Considered as one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket, Stephen Fleming’s name will go down as New Zealand’s most successful skipper in the record books. He will also be remembered as one of the best batsmen his country has ever produced.

A graceful left-handed batsman, Fleming made his Test debut in 1994 against India. He was soon handed over the captaincy and in 2000, established himself as the most successful captain of the Black Caps with his 12th Test win that came over Zimbabwe. As a batsman, he was infamously known for the worst conversion ratios in world cricket. However, his knock of 274 not out against Sri Lanka in 2003 was enough to silence his critics. He became the first Kiwi player to appear in more than 100 Test matches and also the most successful skipper as he led the team to a record 28 Test victories; the most by any New Zealander. His ODI performances were equally good, but the most memorable one came against South Africa in the 2003 Cricket World Cup, where his unbeaten innings of 134 helped New Zealand beat the hosts comfortably. In 2007, he gave up captaincy from ODIs as well as Tests and the following year saw his retirement from international cricket after England’s 2008 tour to New Zealand.

Fleming then turned his attention towards the shorter format of the game and participated in the IPL. He represented the Chennai in the inaugural season of 2008. Thereafter, he was appointed as the chief coach of the franchise since the 2009 edition.


Fast Facts

  • Stephen Fleming became New Zealand’s youngest captain at the age of 23 years, 321 days.
  • Became New Zealand’s longest-serving and most successful Test captain.
  • He was the second most capped ODI captain with 218 matches, behind Australia’s Ricky Ponting.
  • He is the leading Test and ODI run-scorer for New Zealand.
  • This Christchurch-born player also holds the record for the most catches by a New Zealander in ODIs and Tests.
  • He smashed a stunning 106 off just 57 balls against the World XI in January 2005.
  • In 2005, he led Nottinghamshire to their first English County Championship title in 18 years.
  • Fleming launched his first book “Balance of Power” in December 2004.
     

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 111 189 7172 10 40.06 45.82 9 46 274*
ODI 280 269 8037 21 32.40 71.49 8 49 134*
T20 5 5 110 0 22.00 129.41 0 0 38
IPL 10 10 196 1 21.77 118.78 0 0 45
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 280 3 29 28 1 1/8 / 28.00 5.79 0 0 0 3
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 171 0 0
ODI 133 0 9
T20 2 0 0
IPL 2 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 80 28 27 0 25 35
ODI 218 98 106 1 13 44.95
T20 5 2 2 1 0 40

Career

Span:
Test:
1994-2008
 
ODI:
1994-2007
 
T20:
2005-2006
 
IPL:
2008-2008
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs India at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Mar 19, 1994
Last played:
New Zealand Vs England at McLean Park, Napier - Mar 22, 2008
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs India at McLean Park, Napier - Mar 25, 1994
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Apr 24, 2007
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 17, 2005
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Eden Park, Auckland - Dec 26, 2006
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Delhi at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) - May 02, 2008
Last played:
Chennai Vs Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 27, 2008
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