Chris Cairns

Country: New Zealand
Born: June 13, 1970, Picton, Marlborough
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Chris Cairns Bio

Christopher Lance Cairns, commonly known as Chris Cairns, is a former professional cricketer hailing from New Zealand. Born on June 13, 1970, Cairns made a name for himself as one of the finest all-rounders in the world, captivating audiences with his exceptional skills with both bat and ball.

Cairns’ career spanned over several decades, beginning with his debut for the New Zealand national cricket team in 1989. He quickly gained a reputation as a rebel within the team, but as time went on, he transformed into a senior statesman and a respected figure.

One of Cairns’ most notable achievements came in 2002 when he played a significant role in putting an end to the players’ strike, displaying his leadership and commitment to the sport. His dedication and passion for cricket were evident throughout his career.

Known for his immense versatility, Cairns became only the sixth player in cricket history to achieve the highly regarded “all-rounder’s double” of 200 wickets and 3000 runs in March 2004, a testament to his exceptional abilities.

Despite his remarkable talent, Cairns’ impact with both bat and ball fell short of leading New Zealand to victory in the 2000 ICC tournament at Nairobi, where they secured their first one-day international tournament success. However, he continued to flourish in subsequent years, assisting New Zealand in reaching the VB Series final in 2001-02.

Unfortunately, Cairns was plagued by knee and back injuries, which hindered his form and limited his availability for the national team. Nevertheless, he made a successful comeback during New Zealand’s 2003-04 series against South Africa. Cairns announced that the 2004 Test series in England would mark his retirement from the longer format of the game but indicated his intent to continue playing one-dayers.

Notably, Cairns played an instrumental role in Nottinghamshire from 1989 to 1996, and he returned to the team in 2003. His ties to the county club were strong, making Trent Bridge his adopted home ground.

In 2005, Cairns expressed disappointment at being omitted from New Zealand’s tour of South Africa, vowing to regain his fitness and make himself available for the World Cup in 2007. However, injuries hampered his journey.

Cairns announced his retirement from One Day Internationals (ODIs) in January 2006 and played his final game for New Zealand the following month. His retirement marked the end of an era for New Zealand cricket, bidding farewell to an exceptional player who left behind a legacy of determination, skill, and passion.

In March 2012, Cairns faced a challenging legal battle, a libel suit against the former IPL chairman Lalit Modi. The allegations arose from his involvement in the Indian Cricket League. Cairns emerged successful in the case, serving as a testament to his unwavering integrity and dedication to the sport.

Today, Chris Cairns stands as an icon of New Zealand cricket, revered for his achievements both on and off the field. His name will forever be etched in cricketing history as one of the sport’s most talented and versatile all-rounders.

Chris Cairns Career Stats

Chris Cairns Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 62 104 5 3320 158 33.53 5815 57.09 5 22 365 87 14 0
T20Is 2 2 0 3 2 1.5 13 23.07 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 215 193 25 4950 115 29.46 5874 84.26 4 26 345 153 66 0
FC 217 341 38 10702 158 35.32 - - 13 71 - - 78 0
List A 424 377 59 10367 143 32.6 - - 9 55 - - 118 0
T20s 14 14 2 176 50 14.66 149 118.12 0 1 16 6 5 0

Chris Cairns Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 62 104 11698 6410 218 7/27 10/100 29.4 3.28 53.6 11 13 1
T20Is 2 2 48 52 1 1/28 1/28 52 6.5 48 0 0 0
ODIs 215 186 8168 6594 201 5/42 5/42 32.8 4.84 40.6 3 1 0
FC 217 - 34252 18322 647 8/47 - 28.31 3.2 52.9 - 30 6
List A 424 - 16620 12739 455 6/12 6/12 27.99 4.59 36.5 15 6 0
T20s 14 5 108 126 5 2/24 2/24 25.2 7 21.6 0 0 0

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