Stephen Fleming Biography
Stephen Paul Fleming ONZM (born 1 April 1973) is a New Zealand cricket coach and former captain of the New Zealand national side. He is currently the head coach of the Indian Premier League’s Chennai Super Kings. He is regarded as one of the best batsman in the history of New Zealand cricket. In this article we are going to talk about biography, career, notable works and family of Former New Zealand cricketer Stephen Fleming and we hope you will enjoy that.
Stephen Fleming is New Zealand’s second-most capped Test player with 111 matches, and is known for his keen tactical ability. He is also the country’s most experienced and successful captain, having led the team to 28 triumphs including Test series victories over India, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe.
He was the winning captain of the ICC KnockOut Trophy in 2000, New Zealand’s lone ICC trophy in the ODI format to date. In 2005, Fleming led New Zealand to victory in the world’s first Twenty20 International, which was contested against Australia.
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On March 26, 2008, he announced his retirement from international cricket. After being signed for US$350,000, Fleming played for the Chennai Super Kings in the 2008 Indian Premier League and later became the team’s coach in 2009. He was hired as the coach of the Melbourne Stars of the Big Bash League in February 2015.
After being forbidden from participating in the tournament for two seasons, he resumed his duties as head coach of the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 Indian Premier League season on January 19, 2018. During this time, he was the coach of the Rising Pune Supergiant.
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Stephen Fleming short biography
Stephen Fleming is the son of Gary Kirk and Pauline Fleming. Pauline raised him as a single mother, and he did not see his father until he was 16, despite Kirk’s constant interest in his son’s development. Kirk and Fleming both captained Cashmere High’s first XV and played senior rugby.
Fleming married his long-term partner Kelly Payne in a wedding in Wellington on May 9, 2007. In 2006, the couple welcomed a girl, and in 2008, a son. He had to return to New Zealand just before the IPL semi finals to give birth to his second child.
In the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honors, Fleming was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to cricket.
Stephen Fleming Career in the home
Fleming has represented Middlesex, Yorkshire, and Nottinghamshire in county cricket in England. Nottinghamshire won the County Championship for the first time in 18 years in 2005, with him as captain.
In 2007, there was talk that he may join the tumultuous Indian Twenty20 league, the Indian Cricket League. [requires citation] He later joined the ‘official’ Indian Twenty20 league, the Indian Premier League, and played for the Chennai Super Kings in the league’s first edition, which turned out to be false.
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International career biography of Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming, a left-handed batsman, made his Test debut against India in March 1994, collecting 92 runs and receiving Man of the Match. When he was arrested and admitted to consuming marijuana with colleagues Matthew Hart and Dion Nash while on tour at their hotel in 1995, he avoided scandal.
He made his first Test century in the First Test at Auckland during England’s 1996–97 tour of New Zealand. He took up the captaincy from Lee Germon in the third Test of the tour, becoming New Zealand’s youngest captain at 23 years and 321 days.
Stephen Fleming was notably acclaimed for his captaincy, with Shane Warne describing him as the “greatest captain in global cricket” and Graeme Swann recently stating that Fleming is one of the two true leaders he’s ever seen, with Andrew Strauss.
With a victory over Zimbabwe in September 2000, Fleming became New Zealand’s most successful captain. This was his 12th victory as captain, surpassing Geoff Howarth. Some considered Fleming to be a poor batsman, with one of the poorest 50-to-100 conversion statistics in international cricket. Fleming began to find form after the 2003 Sri Lanka tour, scoring 274 not out against Sri Lanka – when he declared rather than attempting to reach 300, which would have been a New Zealand record.
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Style of playing
Stephen Fleming was a graceful left-handed batter who excelled at flicks off the pads, straight drives, cover drives, and cut strokes. He was also a brilliant captain, with excellent field placements for numerous batters, such as Damien Martyn at point, and aggressive captaincy forcing the opposition to work hard for their runs. He was also a good fielder in close-in situations and a prolific slip catcher.
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