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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 excited to face off against old skipper Brendon McCullum

May 18, 2022 2:40 pm

England have won only one of their last 17 tests, but Nicholls described McCullum as a man who could put the swagger back into English cricket.

Brendon McCullum has no negative bone in his body, adaptability will be key: Dinesh Karthik

May 13, 2022 8:53 pm

McCullum is still an inexperienced coach in the international circuit, and Karthik believes he will have to adapt to the role.

Brendon McCullum appointed England men's Test head coach

May 12, 2022 6:53 pm

McCullum replaced Chris Silverwood who left the role in February after England were thrashed 4-0 in the Ashes in Australia, with Paul Collingwood stepping in as a caretaker coach.

Brendon McCullum to step down as KKR coach to take over England job

May 12, 2022 6:46 pm

The former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman has emerged as the favourite to become England’s Test coach, the BBC and other British media reported.

KKR coach Brendon McCullum a contender to become England Test coach

May 11, 2022 11:16 am

The reports said 40-year-old McCullum, who is currently in charge of IPL side KKR, was keen on taking the job and that an announcement was expected this week.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: IPL auction day Money Heist and other stories

February 13, 2022 10:27 am

At most auctions there are some buys that are difficult to explain. On days like today, many walk away with cash way beyond their credentials.

Harbhajan Singh set to join support staff of major IPL franchise for next season

December 07, 2021 4:53 pm

Harbhajan Singh, who featured in a few matches during the first phase of the last IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders, didn't play a game in the UAE leg of the league.

My style of leadership in IPL-2021 was a little wild, says KKR coach McCullum

October 28, 2021 6:32 pm

After struggling in the first leg of the tournament in India, KKR made a remarkable turnaround.

Behind KKR's IPL final run, a touch of Brendon McCullum

October 16, 2021 5:54 pm

There’s a little Hillary in Brendon McCullum. And there was a lot of McCullum in KKR’s run to the final.

Punjab Kings deserved to win because they seized key moments: KKR coach McCullum

October 02, 2021 11:18 am

Punjab Kings boosted their chances of making IPL play-offs with a five-wicket win over KKR on Friday night.


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.