Stephen Fleming (Cricketer) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Stephen Fleming

Full NameStephen Paul Fleming
NicknameFlem, Donkey
ProfessionA former New Zealand cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 187 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
International DebutODI- 25 March 1994 v India at at Napier
Test- 19 March 1994 v India at Hamilton
T20- 17 February 2005 v Australia at Auckland
Jersey Number#7 (New Zealand)
Favourite ShotCover Drive
Records (main ones)• Second most capped test player of New Zealand (111 test matches with 7172 runs).
• New Zealand's ODI cricket Captain in 218 matches.
• 279 ODI matches with 8007 runs for New Zealand.
• 171 catches in tests and 132 in ODIs.
• Highest batting strike rate (281.81) in test innings.
Career Turning PointIn 1996, Maiden Test century against England at Auckland
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 April 1973
Age (as in 2017) 44 Years
Birth PlaceChristchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
Signature Stephen Fleming's Signature
NationalityNew Zealander (Kiwi)
HometownCanterbury, New Zealand
SchoolWaltham Primary School and Cashmere High School
CollegeChristchurch Teacher's College
Educational QualificationTwo years' degree in Physical Education
FamilyFather- Gary Kirk (President of the South Christchurch Cricket Club)
Mother- Pauline Fleming
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionRoman Catholic
West Yorkshire
HobbiesPlayStation, Reading, and playing Golf
ControversyIn 1995, he was accused of smoking marijuana with his teammates Dion Nash and Matthew Hart.
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman- Rahul Dravid (former Indian cricketer)
Bowler- Sir Richard John Hadlee (New Zealand's former Cricketer)
Favourite FoodJapanese Tepanyaki
Favourite Author Ken Follet
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsKelly Payne
WifeKelly Payne
Stephen Fleming With Kelly Payne
Marriage Date9 May 2007
ChildrenDaughter- Tayla (born in 2006)
Stephen Fleming With His Daughter Tayla
Son- Cooper (born in 2008)
Money Factor
Net Worth
₹2.5 crore
$25 million

Stephen Fleming

 Some Lesser Known Facts About Stephen Fleming

  • Does Stephen Fleming smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Stephen Fleming drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He appeared in 111 test matches and won 28 of them against the countries like England, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, India and West Indies.
  • His mother, Pauline Fleming brought him up in the absence of his father.
  • His father Gary Kirk took care of his career and also played with him in a senior rugby match.
  • He plays the remarkable shots like cover drive, cut shots and straight drive. Stephen Fleming Playing Against Australia
  • He is a slip catcher who took over 170 catches in more than 110 matches. Stephen Fleming
  • In March 1994, in his test debut against India, he scored 92 runs and won ‘Man of the Match’ award.
  • He hit 106 runs against West Indies in Port-of-Spain (1995-96), 116 runs against Australia in Melbourne (1997-98), and 78 & 174 against Sri Lanka in Colombo (1998) without getting out.
  • He proved his best captaincy in September 2000 after a victory over Zimbabwe.
  • He made his team win the ‘2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy.’ Stephen Fleming Won ICC KnockOut World Cup 2000
  • In 2003, he scored 274 (not out) against Sri Lanka.
  • During the 2003 Cricket World Cup, his inning of 134 runs against South Africa, is still considered a master class among his fans.
  • He played county cricket for Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, and Middlesex in England and also won the County Championship in 2005. Stephen Fleming Won In County Cricket At Nottinghamshire
  • In April 2006, he scored his 3rd Test double century against South Africa at Cape Town. He also made a record of highest partnership with his team-mate James Franklin, by scoring 262 for the 8th wicket.
  • On 25 October 2006, he made a world record by accepting the responsibility of his team’s captaincy 194th time in an ODI. Stephen Fleming In ODI
  • During the 2007 World Cup, he became the second-highest run scorer of New Zealand by scoring 353 runs. But in the semi-final against Sri Lanka, he couldn’t score well and crashed out of the tournament after losing the match.
  • He played for New Zealand in the 80 test matches, which is a second highest number record in the world.
  • During his second test match against England, he completed his 7000th runs. Stephen Fleming
  • On 24 April 2007, he gave resignation from the ODI captaincy.
  • On 26 March 2008, he took retirement from the international cricket.

Retirement Press Conference

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  • In the 2008 Indian Premier League, he played for the ‘Chennai Super Kings’ and took the position of its coach from 2009. Stephen Fleming Coach in Chennai Super King
  • In 2010, he founded the company ‘CricHQ’ with Simon Baker and Brendon McCullum (former New Zealand cricket captain), It provides the digital services to cricket organizations and cricket fans in different parts of the world.
  • He made his team win during the IPL 2010, CLT20 2010 and also IPL 2011.
  • In 2011, he was chosen as an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Stephen Fleming With The Governor-General Of New Zealand, Sir Anand Satyanand
  • In February 2015, he was selected as a coach in ‘The Big Bash League’ (Australian Twenty20 cricket league).
  • In the IPL of 2016, he played as a coach for Rising Pune Supergiants.
  • In Indian Premier League 2018, he became the head coach of the ‘Chennai Super Kings.’
  • In 1997, he had 28 catches (tests) under his belt, which remained a record until 2016 when Steven Smith broke his record by taking 29 catches.
  • He, along with Astle, authored a book, ‘Cricketing Safari.’ Stephen Fleming's Book 'Cricketing Safari'