Stephen Fleming Full Biography
Stephen Paul Fleming (born 01 April 1973) is a former New Zealand cricketer, who captained New Zealand national cricket team in all three formats of the game. He is one of the most successful captains of New Zealand. Fleming played his first Test match in 1994 against India, where he got Man Of The Match Award for his 92 runs on debut.
Stephen Fleming announced his retirement from international cricket on 26 March 2008. After his retirement, he represented Chennai Super Kings in 2008 IPL and latter in 2019 he became the team’s coach.
Stephen Fleming New Zealand Cricketer – Basic Information
- Full Name: Stephen Paul Fleming
- Nickname: Flem, Donkey
- Role: Batsman
- Batting Style: Left-hand bat
- Bowling Style: NA
Stephen Fleming Physical Appearance
- Height (approx.): 6’2″
- Weight (approx.): 80kg
- Eye Colour: Dark Brown
- Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Personal Life Of Stephen Fleming
- Date of Birth: 01 April 1973
- Age: 47(as of 2020)
- Birth Place: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
- Zodiac sign: Aries
- Nationality: New Zealander
- School: Waltham Primary School and Cashmere High School
- College: Christchurch Teacher’s College
- Educational Qualifications: Two-year degree in Physical Education
Stephen Fleming Family & Religion
- Father: Gary Kirk
- Mother: Pauline Fleming
- Brother: NA
- Sister: NA
- Coach/Mentor: NA
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Address: Bradford West Yorkshire BD5, UK
Cricket Career Of Stephen Fleming
- Test: 19 March 1994 v India at Hamilton
- ODI: 25 March 2008 v India at Napier
- T20: 17 February 2005 v Australia at Auckland
- Jersey Number: #7 New Zealand
- Domestic/State Teams: New Zealand, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Wellington, Yorkshire
- Nature on the field: Aggressive
Highlighted Records of Stephen Fleming
- The second most capped ODI Captain with 218 matches just behind Ricky Pointing.
- In 1997, Fleming has taken 28 catches in Tests which was most in a year.
- First batsman to score nervous 90 on One Day International debut.
- He holds the record for the second-highest batting strike rate in a Test inning (281.81).
Stephen Fleming Preferences & Hobbies
- Hobbies: Playing Golf and Reading
- Favorite Cricketer: Sir Richard John Hadlee and Rahul Dravid
- Most Favorite Sportspersons: NA
- Favorite Food: Japanese Tepanyaki
- Favorite Actor: NA
Relationship Status Stephen Fleming
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Kelly Payne
- Marriage Date: 09 May 2007
- Affairs/Girlfriend: NA
- Children: Tayla (Daughter), Cooper (Son)
Awards and Recognitions
- Fleming was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
- He was awarded Player Of The Match 24 times in his international career.
- The only captain who won ICC trophy for New Zealand, “2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy”.
- In 2015, he was appointed as a coach of the “Melbourne Stars”.
- In 2018, he became the head coach of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
- His coaching career with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) very successful. He made his team win during the IPL 2010, CLT20 2010, IPL 2010, and IPL 2018.
Controversies did by Stephen Fleming
In 1995, he was caught with his teammates Matthew Hart and Diane Nash for smoking marijuana at their hotel.
Lesser Known Facts
- His mother Pauline Fleming takes care of him as a single mother and he meet his father when he was 16.
- His father Gary Kirk was the President of the South Christchurch Cricket Club.
- Fleming and his father played senior rugby match.
- Fleming has taken 170 catches in and 132 catches in ODI.
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