Stephen Fleming Wife, Age, Height, Stats, IPL Team, Coach

Updated on: May 24, 2023 1:29 pm IST

CSK Coach Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming is a master strategist and respected cricket icon. Stephen Fleming, the former New Zealand captain, is renowned for his astute leadership and tactical brilliance. With a remarkable Test batting average of 40.06, he was a dependable presence at the crease. Fleming’s ability to inspire his team and make shrewd decisions has earned him immense respect. Uncover the legacy of this cricketing legend, who left an indelible mark on the game through his exceptional skills and captaincy acumen.

Nickname: Flem, Donkey

Role: Top-order batsman

Age 50
Wife Kelly Payne
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Jersey Number 7

Cricket Career

Test Debut: vs India at Seddon Park, Mar 19, 1994

ODI Debut: vs India at McLean Park, Mar 25, 1994

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

Career Turning Point: He splashed a maiden Test century against England in 1996 at Auckland

Major Teams: New Zealand, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings,ICC World XI, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Wellington, Yorkshire


Stephen Fleming Stats

  • He is the second most capped player of New Zealand cricket team with 111 test matches where he scored 7172
  • He has done captaincy for New Zealand in 218 matches.
  • A record of 171 catches in test and 132 in ODI’s
  • He has the record of the highest strike rate of 281.81 in Test cricket.

Did Stephen Fleming play IPL?

Stephen Fleming played for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2008. He was appointed as the team’s head coach in 2009.

Date of Birth: 1 April 1973

Birth Place: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Nationality: New Zealand

Zodiac sign/Sun sign:  Aries

School: Waltham Primary School and Cahmere High School

College: Christchurch Teacher’s College

Educational Qualifications: Degree in Ohysical Education

Signature: N/A

Stephen Fleming Wife

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: N/A

Wife: Kelly Payne

Stephen Fleming Wife

Marriage Date: 9 May 2007

Children: Daughter: Tayla (born in 2006)


CSK Coach

Stephen Fleming is the brilliant mind behind CSK’s IPL success. As the head coach of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Stephen Fleming has led the team to remarkable victories. Known for his strategic acumen and calm demeanor, he has shaped CSK into one of the most successful franchises in IPL history. Explore the secrets behind Fleming’s coaching prowess and his role in nurturing a winning culture within the CSK camp.


He was accused of smoking marijuana with his teammates in 1995


Father: Garry Kirk

Mother: Pauling Fleming

Sister: N/A

Brother:  N/A

Coach/Mentor: N/A

Religion: Christian

Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5, UK 


Hobbies: Play Station, Reading and playing golf

Cricketers: MS Dhoni

Cricket Ground: N/A

Athletes: N/A

Food: Japanese Tepanyaki

Author: Ken Follet

Films: N/A

Destinations: N/A

Tattoos: N/A

Smoking/Drinking: Yes

Lesser Known Facts

  • In the absence of his father, Stephen mother Pauling Fleming brought him up.
  • He used to play and love shots like cover drive, cut and straight drive
  • He scored 92 runs in his debut test match against India in March 1992 and became a “Man of the Match”

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