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Chris Cairns      

Full name Christopher Lance Cairns

Born June 13, 1970, Picton, Marlborough

Current age 44 years 76 days

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

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Father - BL Cairns, Uncle - BL Roberts

Christopher Lance Cairns
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 62 104 5 3320 158 33.53 5815 57.09 5 22 365 87 14 0
ODIs 215 193 25 4950 115 29.46 5874 84.26 4 26 345 153 66 0
T20Is 2 2 0 3 2 1.50 13 23.07 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 217 341 38 10702 158 35.32 13 71 78 0
List A 424 377 59 10367 143 32.60 9 55 118 0
Twenty20 14 14 2 176 50 14.66 149 118.12 0 1 16 6 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 62 104 11698 6410 218 7/27 10/100 29.40 3.28 53.6 11 13 1
ODIs 215 186 8168 6594 201 5/42 5/42 32.80 4.84 40.6 3 1 0
T20Is 2 2 48 52 1 1/28 1/28 52.00 6.50 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 217 34252 18322 647 8/47 28.31 3.20 52.9 30 6
List A 424 16620 12739 455 6/12 6/12 27.99 4.59 36.5 15 6 0
Twenty20 14 5 108 126 5 2/24 2/24 25.20 7.00 21.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 24-28, 1989 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Jun 10-13, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 13, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Napier, Jan 8, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 16, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1988/89
Last First-class Otago v Canterbury at Dunedin, Dec 19-21, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Nottinghamshire v Scotland at Nottingham, May 1, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire at Nottingham, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12 Chandigarh v ICL Hyd Gurgaon 26 Oct 2008 Other T20
0 Chandigarh v Chennai Ahmedabad 18 Oct 2008 Other T20
11 Chandigarh v ICL Mumbai Hyderabad (Deccan) 13 Oct 2008 Other T20
9 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 27 Jun 2008 T20
21 Notts v Lancashire Manchester 25 Jun 2008 T20
6 Notts v Leics Leicester 24 Jun 2008 T20
8 Notts v Lancashire Nottingham 22 Jun 2008 T20
17* Notts v Derbyshire Derby 20 Jun 2008 T20
50 Notts v Leics Nottingham 19 Jun 2008 T20
0 Notts v Derbyshire Nottingham 16 Jun 2008 T20
Profile

One of the more colourful characters in the New Zealand side, Chris Cairns developed from something of a rebel to a more senior statesman, especially after the part he played in ending the players' strike in 2002. When fit, he was one of the finest allrounders in the world, and he became only the sixth man to achieve an allrounder's double of 200 wickets and 3000 runs in March 2004. However, his bowling and batting on the whole lacked the sort of impact that led New Zealand to their first one-day international tournament success, the 2000 ICC tournament at Nairobi. He continued to flourish in 2001-02, helping New Zealand to the VB Series final, but knee and back injuries came back to blunt his form. However, he came back for New Zealand's 2003-04 series against South Africa and announced that the 2004 Test series in England would be his last, but would continue to play one-dayers. New Zealand lost all three Tests, but, suitably, Cairns bowed out at Trent Bridge, his adopted home from his days with Nottinghamshire. In the first Test at Lord's, he passed Sir Vivian Richards's previous record of the most sixes in Test cricket. He played for Notts from 1989 to 1996, and returned in 2003. Upset at missing out on New Zealand's tour of South Africa in September 2005 - his captain, Stephen Fleming, was similar perplexed - he vowed to be fit and available for the World Cup in 2007. New Zealand lost the five-match one-day series 4-0, and Cairns was reinstated for Australia's one-day tour of New Zealand in December. Cairns announced his retirement from ODIs in January 2006 and played his last game for New Zealand the next month. In March 2012 he won a libel suit against the former IPL chairman Lalit Modi over allegations that related to his stint in the Indian Cricket League.
Lynn McConnell

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May 30, 2014

Chris Cairns speaks to the media in Auckland, May 30, 2014

Chris Cairns speaks to the media in Auckland

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Dec 14, 2013

Chris Cairns and Simon Doull ahead of their boxing match, Auckland, December 14, 2013

Chris Cairns and Simon Doull ahead of their boxing match

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Dec 14, 2013

Chris Cairns connects with Simon Doull's jaw at a boxing match, Auckland, December 14, 2013

Chris Cairns connects with Simon Doull's jaw at a boxing match

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Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1995

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2000

Country Fixtures Country Results
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval
Aug 31-Sep 2, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st ODI: WI Women v NZ Women at Basseterre
Sep 12, 2014 (09:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
1st Match, Qualifying Group: Northern D v Express at Raipur
Sep 13, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
3rd Match, Qualifying Group: Northern D v Lahore Lions at Raipur
Sep 14, 2014 (16:00 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: WI Women v NZ Women at Basseterre
Sep 14, 2014 (09:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
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