Monday, March 12, 2012

Stephen Fleming



Full Name :
Stephen Fleming
Birthday :
April 01, 1973,
Birth Place :
Christchurch
Country :
New Zealand
Batting :
Left hand
Bowling :
Right-arm medium
ODI Debut :
Against  India at McLean Park, Napier - Mar 25, 1994
Test Debut :
Against India at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Mar 19, 1994


Stephen Paul Fleming was born on April 1, 1973. He is a New Zealand cricketer and also the former captain for New Zealand National Cricket Team. These are famously known as Black Caps both in test and in one-day cricket. Stephen is a very good test player who played 111 and stood as most successful and longest serving captain who led his side with 28 victories and won many test match series against many countries like India, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. He got retired from the International Cricket on March 26, 2008. Fleming has played for Chennai Super Kings in the 2008 IPL after signing for US $ 350,000.

 He is very well named for his wonderful captaincy that has been praised by many officials and big cricketers. Shane Warne has praised him as the “Best captain in the world cricket” and very recently, Graeme Swann has praised Fleming that ‘Fleming is the one among the two true leaders whom I ever seen, beside Andrew Strauss.’

Fleming who was a left handed batsman has entered in to the Test cricket in the year 1994 and bagged Man of the Match award for scoring 92 runs. During the England’s Tour in 1996/97, Fleming has made maiden test century in the very first test at Auckland. So, by the Third Test of his tour he had became the captain from Lee Germon, who is the Youngest Captain of New Zealand at 23 years and 321 days.

In the ODI innings the best unbeaten score was 134 against South Africa during the year 2003 Cricket World Cup. In this match in the chase of the given target of 229 off 39 overs, Stephen has scored 134 in just 132 deliveries. Fleming could not stand as world’s best ODI batsmen in any stage during his career but he has other some centuries in his credit.

Statistics

Battting:
 

Matches
Innings
Runs
NO
Avg.
SR
100's
50's
HS
Test
 111
189
7172
10
40.06
45.83
9
46
274*
ODI
280
269
8037
21
32.40
71.49
8
49
134*
T20
5
      5
110
0
22
129.41
0
0
38
IPL
10
10
196
1
21.77
119.51
0
0
45

Bowling:

Matches
Innings
Balls
Runs
Wickets
BBI
BBM
Avg.
Econ.
5w
Test
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
ODI
280
3
29
28
1
1-8
-
28
5.79
0


Fielding:

Catches
Stumpings
Runouts
Test
171
0
0
ODI
133
0
7
T20
2
0
0
IPL
2
0
0


Captaincy:

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 


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