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Brendon McCullum

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.


New Zealand were lucky to reach World Cup final: Brendon McCullum

September 14, 2020 4:14 pm

New Zealand had lost the dramatic World Cup final to hosts England on boundary count-back rule after scores were tied even after the super over.

Brendon McCullum calls for a Kiwi team in Big Bash League

May 06, 2020 4:24 pm

Brendon McCullum called for the introduction of a team from his country in Australia's Big Bash League to boost audience interest in the T20 competition.

T20 World Cup can be pushed to 2021 with IPL taking its slot: Brendon McCullum

April 23, 2020 12:06 am

Brendon McCullum said he neither sees the World T20 happening without the fans nor does he believe that teams from 16 nations will be able to travel to Australia in the wake of the pandemic.

Sourav Ganguly told me my life has changed forever: Brendon McCullum recalls iconic 158 in IPL opener

April 18, 2020 1:40 pm

Brendon McCullum revealed that he was nervous before his record-breaking innings as millions of eyeballs were glued to the mega event.

Brendon McCullum appointed Kolkata Knight Riders head coach

August 15, 2019 6:15 pm

Brendon McCullum’s association with KKR goes back to the maiden season when he set the stage on fire with a blistering 158-run unbeaten knock in the first ever match of IPL.

Brendon McCullum set to become Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach

August 09, 2019 5:33 pm

McCullum will replace Simon Katich as assistant coach at Kolkata Knight Riders and at Trinbago Knight Riders, he will replace the Australian as head coach.

Brendon McCullum announces his retirement from all forms of cricket

August 06, 2019 3:09 am

After 101 Tests and 260 ODIs, former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday, which will come into effect after the conclusion of Global T20 in Canada.

Brendon McCullum predicts result of each and every match in World Cup 2019

June 01, 2019 9:20 pm

Brendon McCullum believes that Afghanistan will win only two matches in their maiden 50-over World Cup beating Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Brendon McCullum announces retirement from Big Bash League

February 04, 2019 10:20 am

Brendon McCullum has decided to call time on his Big Bash League career as he is looking to transition into a coaching role.

Nathan McCullum rubbishes death rumours, Brendan vows to find perpetrators

December 02, 2018 5:32 pm

Rumours of Nathan McCullum's death started doing the rounds on December 1. While seemed to have taken it in his stride, brother Brendon was not happy.


Brendon McCullum's Test journey in pictures

February 24, 2016 3:03 pm

The New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum retired from international cricket after playing a total of 101 Test matches for New Zealand.

Brendon McCullum scores 25 in his last Test innings against Australia

February 22, 2016 3:22 pm

Brendon McCullum scored 170 runs in his last Test match against Australia in his home town of Christchurch.