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Chris Cairns
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Chris Cairns

New Zealand|Allrounder
Chris Cairns

INTL CAREER: 1989 - 2006

Full Name

Christopher Lance Cairns

Born

June 13, 1970, Picton, Marlborough

Age

51y 175d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

relations

(father),

(uncle)

TEAMS

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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test621045332015833.53581557.0952236587140
ODI21519325495011529.46587484.26426345153660
T20I220321.501323.07000010
FC217341381070215835.321371780
List A424377591036714332.609551180
T20141421765014.66149118.120116650
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test621041169864102187/2710/10029.403.2853.611131
ODI215186816865942015/425/4232.804.8440.6310
T20I22485211/281/2852.006.5048.0000
FC21734252183226478/4728.313.2052.9306
List A42416620127394556/126/1227.994.5936.51560
T2014510812652/242/2425.207.0021.6000
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Photos


Chris Cairns arrives at Southwark Crown Court
Chris Cairns addresses the media after he was acquitted of perjury
Chris Cairns speaks to reporters after the end of a nine-week trial in court
Chris Cairns outside Southwark Crown Court
Chris Cairns at Southwark Crown Court
Chris Cairns arrives at Southwark Crown Court on the first morning of his perjury trial