STEPHEN FLEMING

  • ICC World Cup: Australia vs New Zealand will be a blockbuster 6 days ago

    As a statement of intent, Friday's eight-wicket win against England was just about as impressive as it gets. I cannot remember a match where, in the first innings, the ball dominated the bat so completely and then the situation was so completely reversed when the sides switched over, and all credit...
  • New Zealand played the perfect game against Sri Lanka: Stephen Fleming February 15, 2015

    New Zealand's performance in the ICC Cricket World cup opener against Sri Lanka was just about as close to the perfect game as you are likely to see. If you take into account the fact there would have been nerves going into the match, a question mark over whether the...
  • Can New Zealand transform to be the hunters from being the hunted? February 12, 2015

    Amid all the public euphoria over New Zealand's build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup opener against Sri Lanka, one thought has invaded my mind above all others: how will the Black Caps deal with being the hunted rather than the hunters? In past tournaments, the side has always played the...
  • Expect something special from Dhoni at World Cup February 3, 2015

    MS Dhoni may be having a tough time getting his team back to the winning ways in Australia, but former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming feels the influential India skipper could turn out to be the go-to man in his team's World Cup title defence. Writing in his column for the...
  • Stephen Fleming picks his game-changers for World Cup 2015 February 3, 2015

    Now the squads have been finalised and the countdown to the action is well and truly on, everyone - fans, the media and the teams themselves - are looking at the line-ups and wondering who will take the ICC Cricket World Cup by storm. Just like cream, the best players invariably...
  • Wickets rather than containment is best way forward: Stephen Fleming January 31, 2015

    It is all very well to try and tell yourself captaining your country in an ICC Cricket World Cup is the same as captaining at any other time - but it is not. True, there is still the toss of the coin and the decisions to be made about tactics,...
  • Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final January 16, 2015

    Dubai: Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming on Friday tipped joint hosts Australia and New Zealand to reach the final of the forthcoming 2015 World Cup, also identifying South Africa and the West Indies as the dark horses of the tournament. It will be the first time the mega event will...
  • Experience the watchword as tough calls made in NZ World Cup squad January 9, 2015

    If I had to summarise the principle that has guided the selection of New Zealand's squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, then I could do it in one word: experience. On every call Bruce Edgar, the General Manager of Cricket Selection, and coach Mike Hesson have looked to the...
  • Mixed World Cup emotions for Stephen Fleming January 1, 2015

    Christchurch: Former skipper Stephen Fleming has said he is satisfied yet frustrated as New Zealand have reached the semi-finals of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup six times but failed to win the title. Fleming felt their six semi-finals appearance speak about the country's consistency in the World Cup and...
  • Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony December 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Melbourne was Friday named as the host of Australian opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015. Two opening ceremonies for cricket's marquee event will be held on February 12, with co-hosts New Zealand to stage their opener on the same evening in Christchurch. The Melbourne celebration at...
  • India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming. Fleming's logic for leaving out India from his list of Cup favourites is simple. They won the coveted trophy four years ago at...
  • Playing it the Sachin way: Stephen Fleming on Sachin's autobiography November 6, 2014

    Its not just the Indian stars who are looking forward to reading the Master's book. Former Kiwi skipper - Stephen Fleming too is waiting to get his hands on a copy of the autobiography. ...
  • To retain World Cup, India must perform during Australia tour: Stephen Fleming November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India's performance in the forthcoming Australia tour will significantly impact the defending champions' showing at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, says former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming, adding Indian batsman Suresh Raina could emerge as the star of the...
  • Overnight star Pawan Negi owes his success to Vettori, CSK stint October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Not even in his wildest dream did Pawan Negi think that he would take a five-for on a stage like the CLT20 final and after producing that unexpected stellar effort, the overnight star attributed his success to his stint at Chennai Super Kings and inspiration Daniel Vettori. Negi beat...
  • CLT20: CSK need to take advantage of playing at one venue, says Fleming September 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Wednesday said his team team would like to play good cricket to get into the semifinals of Champions League T20 and added that it look to take maximum advantage of playing at one venue instead of travelling across the country. "Being in one...
  • Chennai Super Kings chase second CLT20 title September 12, 2014

    Twotime IPL champions and onetime winners of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), Chennai Super Kings are one of the best teams in the business. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that they are a nightmare for their opponents with two IPL titles in seven seasons, and the only...
  • Stephen Fleming bats for underfire MS Dhoni August 22, 2014

    ExNew Zealand skipper Fleming backed underfire MS Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad's 13 defeat to England. ...
  • Fleming bats for Dhoni, calls him best option as Test skipper August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: ExNew Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming on Friday backed underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad's 13 defeat to England, saying it was pointless to make a change without addressing problems plaguing the team. Fleming, who also coaches the Dhoniled IPL...
  • Dhoni three defeats away from matching Fleming's away Test record August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have forged a formidable coachcaptain combination with Stephen Fleming for the CSK in the Indian Premier League but the India captain is on the verge of equalling an ignominious record in possession of the former Black Caps skipper that of maximum number of...
  • Run outs of Raina, McCullum saw Chennai lose momentum: Stephen Fleming May 31, 2014

    The runouts of Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum saw Chennai Super Kings lose momentum when chasing the huge target set by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Qualifier 2, said CSK's coach Stephen Fleming after his side lost by 24 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. "We did not feel we were...
  • Eliminator match against Mumbai won't be easy: Fleming May 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming predicts another cliffhanger between his team and title holders Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League Eliminator at the Brabourne Stadium here on Wednesday. "Mumbai were excellent against us last year. We had some revenge this year with...
  • IPL 7: CSK will go into playoffs with confidence, says Stephen Fleming May 24, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Saturday said the win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their final league match of IPL7 have given his side muchneeded confidence ahead of their clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in the playoffs. "We wanted to win today and have done that. I could not...
  • CSK's soft attitude led to their downfall against KKR: Stephen Fleming May 21, 2014

    Kolkata: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Tuesday admitted his team played badly even as credited the Kolkata Knight Riders for taking away the game during their Indian Premier League encounter at the Eden Gardens here. Speaking at the post match press conference Fleming rued the twin drop chances of...
  • Very disappointed not to play in Chennai: Stephen Fleming May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings' chief coach Stephen Fleming said the team has been left devastated by the IPL authorities' decision to shift the former champions' home games to Ranchi from their citadel the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk. Chennai's matches were shifted after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association failed...
  • IPL 7: CSK need to bounce back quickly, says Stephen Fleming May 9, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings need to quickly get over the mauling they received from Glenn Maxwell's punitive bat and bounce back to win their highoctane clash against Mumbai Indians, head coach Stephen Fleming said on Friday. "We had reflected on the Maxwell factor at the press conference (at Cuttack two nights...
  • IPL 7: We have been lucky with our team selections, says Stephen Flemimg May 4, 2014

    After enjoying an excellent first half of IPL 7 in the UAE, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is happy that selectorial decisions have paid off hoping that the yellow brigade would continue with their winning momentum. "It is a lot of hard work that goes into it. We have been...
  • Don't know how long Dhoni will play all three formats: Fleming May 3, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is good enough to continue as a captain for three years but the New Zealander is not sure "whether he can continue playing all three formats" for that long a time. "I haven't spoken to him on this issue. He...
  • CSK facing off-field distractions, says Stephen Fleming April 14, 2014

    Dubai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Monday conceded to experiencing off-field "distractions" going into the IPL 7 season because of the controversies surrounding the team but hoped that his side would settle down once the tournament begins on Wednesday. "There's a lot going on, I won't lie. There are...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Stephen Fleming, Manoj Gaur March 1, 2014

    In this show we talk about the leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of corporate India and sports. ...
  • Our batsmen lacked calmness, panicked in runchase: Fleming October 5, 2013

    Jaipur: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has attributed his side's 14run defeat against Rajasthan Royals in the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals to the batting failure and conceded that his batsmen got panicked in their run chase. "Usually we are very composed and it is rare our batting has failed in...