Chris Cairns : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career Earnings

Chris Cairns is a former New Zealand cricketer and former ODI captain know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career

Chris Cairns : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career Earnings
Chris Cairns
  Bio
Name Chris Cairns
Birthdate ( Age) 13 June 1970 
Place of Birth Picton, New Zealand
Marital Status  Married
Husband/Partner Ruth Leslie (m. 1997–1998), Melanie Croser
Children Bram CairnsIsabel Louise CairnsNoah CairnsThomas Cairns
Parent Lance CairnsSue Cairns
Siblings  Louise Cairns
Profession New Zealand cricketer
Net Worth $ 16 Million
Last Update August 2021

Christopher Lance Cairns ONZM is a former New Zealand cricketer and former ODI captain, who played for the New Zealand cricket team as an all-rounder. Cairns finished his Test career with a batting average of 33.53 and a bowling average of 29.40. In 2000, he was named as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.

He is son of former New Zealand cricketer Lance Cairns. He starred in both the One-day and Test New Zealand teams, as well as the Canterbury New Zealand domestic championship team. After his playing career Cairns went on to become a commentator with Sky Sport New Zealand.

Early Life and Family

Cairns also played for Northland in the Hawke Cup. He had joined the Indian Cricket League, and was the captain of the Chandigarh Lions till its closure in 2008. He later went on to play for Nottinghamshire in the English Twenty20 cup competition.His sister Louise was killed at Rolleston in an August 1993 train accident; in September 2008 he completed a 1,001 km (622 mi) walk promoting rail safety awareness.

Cairns is married to Melanie Croser, an Australian who works for the sports marketing group Octagon in Sydney. It is his third marriage. Cairns lives in Canberra and played for the local club North Canberra Gungahlin Eagles in the 2011/12 season.

Chris Cairns Wife

Chris Cairns got married to Mel Croser in 2010. He had been married twice earlier and has children from former wives. His father Lance too married thrice. Cairns’ stepfather was also a club cricketer in New Zealand.

Chris Cairns Net Worth

Christopher Lance Cairns ONZM is a former New Zealand cricketer and former ODI captain, who played for the New Zealand cricket team as an all-rounder has an estimated Net Worth of between $16 million in 2021. The earnings listed mainly come from her salary and brand endorsements.

Professional Career

Cairns was a destructive batsman who could hit sixes straight down the ground and in his earlier days was an intelligent fast-medium bowler.Since then, persistent injuries have forced him to drop his pace and rely more on his hard-to-read slower ball.

With the bat, Cairns has been the author of some of New Zealand cricket's most memorable innings, including his unbeaten 102 to win the final of the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy for New Zealand against India in Kenya, and his 158 from just 172 balls in a Test against South Africa in 2004. Cairns knocked Shane Warne out of Australia's bowling attack during a 2000 test in Wellington when he launched several sixes out of the Basin Reserve and onto the adjacent street. 

Cairns was also the part of the victorious New Zealand campaign during the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy where they beat India in the final to lift their only title in major ICC global event. He played his part in the final and helped the Kiwis side, by scoring a match winning knock of 102*.Finally New Zealand went onto win the final and registered the highest ever chase in an ICC Champions Trophy final (265).

Cairns' career-best bowling performance in Tests was 7/27 against the West Indies in 1999, and he is New Zealand's Sixth highest wicket taker in Tests, after Richard Hadlee, Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Chris Martin.

He is also one of only eight players to have reached the all-rounder's double of 200 wickets and 3000 runs. Out of these seven players, Cairns reached the double 3rd fastest (58 Test) behind Ian Botham and Kapil Dev (50 tests). In ODIs, Cairns came close to another double of 200 wickets and 5000 runs. Cairns finished his ODI career on 4950 runs, just 50 short. Cairns Test batting average at number seven (44.02) is the 5th best average for that position of all time.

The New Zealand Herald journalist, Richard Boock said about Cairns: "It's not a scientific measure of course, but if Cairns' body had held together long enough for him to have played 100 Tests, his figures extrapolate out to something like 5334 runs and 351 wickets – very similar to those of Botham." He went on to say "He was, and should be remembered as, one of the game's best all-rounders."