Widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen ever to play for New Zealand, Brendon McCullum was one who bruised and maimed bowling attacks throughout his career. His consistency in all three formats of the game is something that few have been able to parallel. McCullum made his debut in 2002 against Australia. He has since become the second player to score a century in a T20 international and the only Kiwi to score a triple hundred in Tests, single-handedly taking the game away from India. As wicketkeeper, he was clinical behind the stumps. It was a role that he shunned when he was made captain in all formats in 2012 despite Adam Parore's record 201 dismissals being within his reach. His captaincy is regarded as the main reason behind New Zealand's recent success in the longest format of the game. The Blackcaps went 13 Tests unbeaten at home and also reached the 2015 World Cup finals under him. At the end of 2015, McCullum announced that the home Test series against Australia would be his last international fixtures. He became the first player to play 100 consecutive Tests from his debut.
February 20, 2016 3:42:10 pm

Brendon MCullum scored the fastest Test century in 54 balls as he broke the joint record of Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq.

February 8, 2016 3:33:46 pm

Brendon McCullum scores 47 in his final ODI to propel New Zealand to 55-run win over Australia; hosts win series 2-1.

December 25, 2015 1:34:19 am

Brendon McCullum, who announced his retirement from the game, redefined aggression in peaceful ways.

December 23, 2015 11:05:52 am

Brendon McCullum’s success as both a batsman and a captain has always been designed around the ‘power of surprise’.

December 23, 2015 10:58:52 am

Brendon McCullum, and latterly New Zealand under him, played cricket the way it was meant to be played. And for that, he can be proud of himself.

December 22, 2015 12:12:48 pm

Brendon McCullum will hang his boots after the second Test against Australia in February next year.

December 10, 2015 12:58:51 am

In evidence, McCullum said he was approached by Cairns in 2008 and encouraged to become involved in match-fixing.

July 4, 2015 10:46:33 am

McCullum also thumped an unbeaten 158 off 73 deliveries for the KKR in the inaugural game of the IPL.

June 7, 2015 4:33:39 pm

Appointed in an interim role following the departure of Bond in April, Mascarenhas had been retained on a two-year contract.

April 2, 2015 2:29:36 pm

The Kiwis displayed an aggressive brand of cricket which earned them eight successive victories at the World Cup.