Stephen Fleming

  • Run outs of Raina, McCullum saw Chennai lose momentum: Stephen Fleming May 31, 2014

    The run-outs 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 cliff-hanger 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 IPL-7 have given his side much-needed 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 high-octane 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

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  • Our batsmen lacked calmness, panicked in run-chase: Fleming October 5, 2013

    Jaipur: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has attributed his side's 14-run defeat against Rajasthan Royals in the Champions League Twenty20 semi-finals 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...
  • CSK would have loved to play Mumbai in semis: Fleming October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has made a statement of sorts, saying that they would have loved to play Mumbai Indians in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 after crumbling to an eight-wicket defeat against Trinidad and Tobago in their last league game here. The already-qualified Chennai...
  • CSK eager and motivated to perform well, says Stephen Fleming September 21, 2013

    Ranchi: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming wants Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team to leave an ever-lasting impression on the Championship League T20 before most of the players go under hammer for fresh auctions before next edition of Indian Premier League. "The team has prepared well and is motivated to perform well,"...
  • The challenge is for overseas teams, says CSK coach September 19, 2013

    Home advantage will give the Indian Premier League teams Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad a distinct advantage over the other six foreign teams involved in this edition of the Champions League Twenty20, and CSK coach Stephen Fleming says Indian teams don't have to change the...
  • CSK lost their bearings when it mattered the most May 28, 2013

    After reducing Mumbai Indians to 16 for 3 inside the first four overs of Sunday's final, and the having restricted them to 142 for 9, it was expected that the mighty Chennai Super Kings were just a step behind adding another trophy to their already inflated cabinet. But what transpired...
  • Events outside the ground were disrupting: Fleming May 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Observing that "events outside the ground were disrupting", Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming Sunday blamed its batters for poor shot selection after they were "outplayed" by the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League final at the Eden Gardens here. "It has been a difficult week for us. Events...
  • Pressure mounts on Srinivasan to quit; no threat to Sunday's match May 25, 2013

    Mumbai/Kolkata: BCCI President N Srinivasan's rivals were on Saturday said to be plotting a strategy to seek his ouster even as he remained defiant rejecting demands for his resignation in the wake of the arrest of his son-in-law and CSK team owner Gurunath Meiyappan on betting charges. However, doubts over...
  • CSK players, staff distressed over IPL scandal: coach Fleming May 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Apologising on behalf of MS Dhoni, who could not attend the pre-match conference, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said on Saturday that the team players and support staff are distressed about the news related to the franchise. Fleming said that everyone in the team management was proud to have...
  • Honest policy behind Chennai's success in IPL, says coach Fleming May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has attributed his side's stupendous success in IPL to "loyalty in team selection and conservative approach" that has helped the 'Men in Yellow' make it to the fifth final in six editions of the cash-rich league. "We have shown consistency and loyalty in...
  • Chennai have played smart cricket this season, says Fleming May 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming Monday attributed the team's success in the ongoing edition of the IPL to playing "smart cricket" and called skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni the best finisher in international cricket at the moment. "We have been quite smart this edition of the IPL. We came...
  • Fleming, Sharma want to focus on playing good cricket May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma and Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming want their respective sides to focus on playing good cricket and not get distracted by the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the IPL ahead of the first qualifier here Tuesday. "We don't want to think too much...
  • We will look to get Bangalore's top order early: Fleming May 17, 2013

    Bangalore: Aware from the fact that Royal Challengers Bangalore have a top-order that can destroy any attack on a given day, Chennai Super Kings are aiming to get their top three batsmen early when they lock horns in an IPL match on Saturday. "We have our work cut out. If it...
  • Spot-fixing scandal adds sinister approach in game: Fleming May 17, 2013

    Bangalore: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Flemings today said that the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the IPL could lead to strange happenings on the field being suspected of wrongdoing and added a "sinister" approach to the game. He said the scandal, which allegedly involved India pacer S Sreesanth and his...
  • Playing in Delhi and not in Chennai is disadvantage: Fleming May 15, 2013

    Chennai: With the play-offs of the Indian Premier League shifted out of the city's MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming says it will be a "disadvantage" playing away from home. "In Kolkata, we have done pretty well. Probably playing in Delhi and not in Chennai is disadvantage...
  • It was an extraordinary innings by Watson: Stephen Fleming May 13, 2013

    Jaipur: Terming Shane Watson's 70-run knock off just 34 balls as "extraordinary", Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said that the Aussie all-rounder changed the complexion of the game in just four to five overs. Chasing 142 for a win, Rajasthan lost three wickets inside five overs before Watson played a...
  • Injured Saha may give way to Vijay: Fleming May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today said wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is carrying injuries and his fitness will be assessed before the Pepsi Indian Premier League game against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. "He is carrying a little bit of an injury, so whether...
  • CSK coach Fleming lauds Mike Hussey's contribution April 29, 2013

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Sunday praised his senior batsman Michael Hussey for his contribution to the team, describing the Australian as the pivot of CSK's batting in the IPL. "It was great innings, isn't it? He has been consistent though there was some criticism in the manner...
  • We want to improve overall bowling: Stephen Fleming April 24, 2013

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming Wednesday said that he was not unduly worried by his side's death bowling issues but would look to improve the overall bowling when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match here Thursday. "I am not worried about death bowling. There is always...
  • Stephen Fleming blames CSK batsmen for Mumbai defeat April 7, 2013

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has blamed the batsmen for his team's nine-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in their IPL opener and said the way some of them got out was "not acceptable". "The pitch was fine. The score was achievable playing in the second...
  • Mike Hussey's international retirement helps us: Fleming April 5, 2013

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming feels Michael Hussey's retirement from international cricket will work in his team's favour in the ongoing 6th Indian Premier League, as the batsman would be available for the entire season. "It helps and since Michael and (Murali) Vijay had great partnerships. There have been...