STEPHEN FLEMING

  • IPL 8: Stephen Fleming expecting a tough battle against KKR 11 hours 45 minutes ago

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is expecting a tough battle at home against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Monday. "They are an excellent side. They have some good batters. We have played them last in couple of finals and in the recent Champions League. So,...
  • IPL 8: CSK spin department has been less effective, says Stephen Fleming 3 days ago

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today conceded that the spin department of his side has not been as effective as compared to previous IPL seasons but denied that the team management has lost confidence to the slow bowlers. "The spin part of the game is not as effective as...
  • IPL 8: CSK have to play really well against MI, says Stephen Fleming April 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Notwithstanding Mumbai Indians' poor start in this IPL season, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming is wary of the home team's capabilities and insists that the visitors, who are unbeaten so far, have not lowered their guard for Friday's game. "Some of our players have had very good success...
  • IPL 8: CSK batting was dynamic and sensible, says Stephen Fleming April 11, 2015

    Chennai: With Chennai Super Kings notching up a second straight win in IPL-8, team's coach Stephen Fleming on Sunday lavished praise on centurion Brendon McCullum while lauding the side's "dynamic" and "sensible" batting. Riding on McCullum's unbeaten 56-ball 100 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 29-ball 53, CSK posted a mammoth 209 for...
  • New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning: Stephen Fleming April 2, 2015

    Brendon McCullum's inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year's World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said. Since last year, New Zealand at home have won test series against India, West Indies and Sri Lanka...
  • Yes, New Zealand can win the World Cup March 28, 2015

    Can New Zealand win on Sunday, and will they? They seem to be the only two questions anyone is asking right now, from the tip of the North Island to the foot of the South Island. Yes, Brendon McCullum's men can win, but as to whether they will, that is...
  • World Cup 2015: Feels like a dream for me, says Stephen Fleming March 26, 2015

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming said he is in a dream state after the Black Caps' win over South Africa to seal a berth in the cricket World Cup final. Chasing 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set the tone for the co-hosts by smacking 59...
  • World Cup: Guptill's innings greatest in ODI history by a New Zealand player March 22, 2015

    It is easy to throw around superlatives to describe and categorise Martin Guptill's monumental 237 not out against West Indies in the World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington on Saturday (March 21). But there is no question in my mind that it is the greatest limited-overs innings in history by a New...
  • Ashwin is a statistically motivated cricket tragic: Stephen Fleming March 11, 2015

    Auckland: He has worked with Ravichandran Ashwin for six years as the coach of the Chennai Super Kings and former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming dubbed the Tamil Nadu tweaker as someone who is "statistically motivated" and bit of a "cricket tragic" due to his work ethic and sincerity. Ashwin has...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia vs New Zealand will be a blockbuster February 21, 2015

    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...