Chris Cairns (New Zealand Cricketer) Wife, Records, Controversies, Age, Weight, Height and More

Updated on: Aug 9, 2019 5:34 pm IST

  • Chris Cairns one of the best all-rounder from New Zealand. He can win the match with both Bat and Ball. He faced a lot of controversies and injuries in his career. Also, he battles his allegation on match-fixing. The cricket was in his blood as his father was an all-rounder who represented New Zealand in 43 tests and 78 One-day Internationals (ODI’s).

    Hw also played rugby as a youngster and was named in the New Zealand Under-17 reserve side for their series in the late 1980s.


    Name: Chris Cairns

    Nickname: NA

    Role: All-rounder 

    Cricket Career

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    International Debut

    Test: vs. Australia at W.A.C.A Ground, Nov 24, 1989 

    ODI: vs. England at Basin Reserve, Feb 13, 1991 

    T20I: vs. Australia at Eden Park, Feb 17, 2005 

    Jersey Number: #6 

    Career Turning Point: When he was in his excellent form with the bat and scored 102 against India in the 2000 ICC knockout trophy final.

    Major Teams: New Zealand, Canterbury, Chandigarh Lions, ICC World XI, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire


    • He is the in the eight all-rounder players who reached 200 wicket and 3000 runs.
    • Also, he held the world record of most sixes in a test match before Adam Gilchrist.
    • Another big performance by Chris when he scored 158 in 172 bowls against South Africa’s test in the year 2004.
    • An aggressive batting held him a record of fastest century in just 75 balls before Corey Anderson who scored in only 36 balls.
    • Moreover, In the year 1999, he gives a career-best figure of 7/27 against West Indies.

    Girlfriends, Spouse, and Children

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    Marital Status: Married 

    Affairs/Girlfriends: NA

    Wife: Melanie Croser (Second Wife) 

    Marriage Date: NA

    Children: NA


    Awards and recognitions

    He won 9 Man of the Match Awards.


    He was alleged for match-fixing in Indian Cricket League (ICL) in 2008. But he won the case against Lalit Modi who tweeted for him and alleged him.

    Physical Appearance

    Height (approx.): 6ft 2in

    Weight (approx.): NA 

    Eye Colour: NA

    Hair Colour: Brown 

    Personal Life

    Date of Birth: 13th June 1970 

    Age (as of May 2019): 49 Years

    Birth Place: Picton, Marlborough

    Nationality: New Zealand 

    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: NA 

    School: NA

    College: NA

    Educational Qualifications: NA

    Signature: NA


    Father: BL Cairns

    Mother: NA

    Sister: Hana Rae 

    Brother: NA

    Coach/Mentor: NA

    Religion: Christianity 

    Address: Picton, New Zealand 


    (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

    Hobbies: rugby

    Cricketers: NA


    Lesser Known Facts

    • His father was also an all-rounder who represents his country in 43 tests and 78 ODI
    • He was named in the Under 17s series in the 1980s.
    • Also, he declared his retirement in the year 2002 while playing against England, was not productive in the batting but took five wickets in 5 overs.
    • He played his last T20 match against West Indies at Eden Park.


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