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Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum

Age 42New ZealandNEW ZEALAND
Right Handed Wicket Keeper

One of the best keepers for New Zealand and probably the most destructive hitters of the cricket ball in this century so far, Brendon McCullum is the most prolific cricketer that New Zealand has produced at the turn of the new millennium.

The stylish right-hander who debuted for Otago in 1999, played his first ODI in 2002 but struggled to get going in his first two years of international cricket. However, from 2004 onwards, a steady improvement in the batting charts not only saw him establish himself in ODIs but also inspired confidence in the selectors to give him a break in Test cricket. In his first Test against South Africa, McCullum went on to score 57 in the first innings. He scored his maiden Test hundred against Bangladesh in only his seventh Test and came up with a few more good knocks but as has been the general trend for wicket-keepers, continued to be wasted in the middle order.

McCullum's luck changed following the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, when Daniel Vettori took over the captaincy from Stephen Fleming. Vettori wasted no time in promoting McCullum to the top of the order and he returned his captain's favour with knocks of 81 and 96 against South Africa and Australia respectively. The inaugural season of the Indian T20 League was set alight with his breath-taking unbeaten 158, setting high standards for the remainder of the tournament. In 2009, he had notched up four consecutive fifties in T20Is, one each against West Indies and Australia and two against India.

An acrobatic keeper improving over time, McCullum gave up on his wicket-keeping in Tests to concentrate on batting but still remained sharp and safe in the outfield. In 2012, he was handed over the captaincy role, taking over from Ross Taylor after the latter had a fall-out with the team management. McCullum has faced a chronic back issue that has resurfaced from time to time. During West Indies' tour to New Zealand in 2013, McCullum decided to give up keeping to prolong his career as a batsman, being the senior-most member of the team and a very important batsman. In the Test series against India at home in 2014, Brendon McCullum notched up a triple century, becoming the first ever Kiwi to do so. Featuring in the Indian T20 league since its inception, Baz was signed up by Chennai in the 7th season, after representing his former club, Kolkata previously.

The 2015 ICC World Cup was the pinnacle in his ODI career. He took full advantage of the fact that the mega event was staged in his home conditions, leading New Zealand to their first ever World Cup final, losing only the ultimate match in the tournament.

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Teams
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • defaultCanterbury
  • defaultGlamorgan
  • defaultSouth Island
  • defaultWarwickshire
  • Royal Challengers BangaloreRoyal Challengers Bangalore
  • Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata Knight Riders
  • Chennai Super KingsChennai Super Kings
  • defaultMiddlesex
  • defaultNew South Wales
  • defaultOtago Volts
  • defaultNew Zealand Under-19
  • defaultNew Zealand Under-19
  • defaultSussex
  • defaultKochi Tuskers Kerala
  • defaultBrisbane Heat
  • defaultRangpur Riders
  • defaultMarylebone Cricket Club
  • defaultTrinbago Knight Riders
  • defaultGujarat Lions
  • defaultLahore Qalandars
  • defaultJo'burg Giants
  • defaultToronto Nationals
  • defaultKandahar Knights
  • defaultRajputs
  • defaultGlasgow Giants

Match Results

Brendon McCullum Statistics

Debut
New Zealand vs Australia on Jan 17, 2002
Last
New Zealand vs Australia on Feb 08, 2016
Debut
New Zealand vs South Africa on Mar 10, 2004
Last
New Zealand vs Australia on Feb 20, 2016
Debut
New Zealand vs Australia on Feb 17, 2005
Last
New Zealand vs England on Jun 23, 2015
Debut
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on Apr 18, 2008
Last
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings on May 05, 2018

Brendon McCullum Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
260608332530.4196.37
Highest Runs166
Balls Faced135
On DateJul 01, 08
AgainstIrelandIRE

Brendon McCullum Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2621510
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Brendon McCullum Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1016453311238.6464.60
Highest Runs302
Balls Faced559
On DateFeb 14, 14
AgainstIndiaIND

Brendon McCullum Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
10129.1188.00175.003.01
Wickets Taken1
Runs1
On DateNov 17, 14
AgainstPakistanPAK

Brendon McCullum Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
198112
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Brendon McCullum Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
71214013235.66136.21
Highest Runs123
Balls Faced58
On DateSep 21, 12
AgainstBangladeshBAN

Brendon McCullum Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3685
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Brendon McCullum Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
109288013227.69131.74
Highest Runs158
Balls Faced73
On DateApr 18, 08
AgainstRoyal Challengers BangaloreRCB

Brendon McCullum Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3766
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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