Brendon McCullum

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Brendon McCullum
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Personal information
Full name Brendon Barrie McCullum
Born (1981-09-27) 27 September 1981 (age 33)
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Nickname Bazz
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role

Batsman, Wicket-Keeper

New Zealand captain
Relations Nathan McCullum (brother)
Stuart McCullum (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 224) 10 March 2004 v South Africa
Last Test 17 November 2014 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 126) 17 February 2002 v Australia
Last ODI 29 March 2015 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 42
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999–2003; 2007–present Otago
2003–2006 Canterbury
2006 Glamorgan
2009 New South Wales
2008–2010; 2012–2013 Kolkata Knight Riders
2010 Sussex
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2011–2014 Brisbane Heat
2014–present Chennai Super Kings
2015-present Warwickshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 89 248 136 276
Runs scored 5,451 5,808 8.161 6,248
Batting average 37.08 30.73 36.11 30.18
100s/50s 11/28 5/31 14/43 7/30
Top score 302 166 302 170
Balls bowled 133 0 133 0
Wickets 1 0 1 0
Bowling average 66.00 66.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/1 1/1
Catches/stumpings 185/11 246/15 293/19 289/17
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 18 February 2014

Brendon Barrie McCullum (born 27 September 1981) is a batsman and is the current captain in all three forms of the international game for the New Zealand cricket team. He currently plays for the Otago Volts at provincial level, the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, and Warwickshire in the English domestic league. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders from 2008-2010 and again from 2012-2013, while in between those spells he played for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala. McCullum was a wicket-keeper until 2013, and is known for his fast scoring rate.

His brother Nathan McCullum is also a first-class and international cricketer, and their father Stuart McCullum was a long-serving first-class player for Otago. Both Brendon and Nathan attended King's High School.

McCullum is the leading career scorer in Twenty20 International cricket and is the first and so far only player to have scored two Twenty20 International centuries and 2000 runs in T20 Internationals.[1][2][3] He was the previous record holder for the highest individual score in a Twenty20 International (123 against Bangladesh in 2012) and second highest individual score in all Twenty20 cricket (158 not out for the Kolkata Knight Riders against Bangalore Royal Challengers in 2008) which was later surpassed by Chris Gayle (175 against Pune Warriors India) for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013 edition of IPL .[4][5]

On 18 February 2014, McCullum scored 302 runs against India making him the first New Zealand cricketer to score a triple hundred in Test cricket.[6]

Domestic career[edit]

On 2 March 2008, before facing England for the test series, he was involved in the State Shield Final versus Auckland Aces, in scoring 170 runs for the Otago Volts to help beat the Aces at Eden Park's outer oval, and helped to chased down a daunting total of 310 for 7, he broke multiple State Shield batting records.

  • State Shield (One Day) (off 52 balls), including 14 fours and 5 sixes.
  • When he got to 135, he scored the highest individual runs for an Otago Volts player.
  • When he got to 162, he scored the highest score by any player in a domestic one-day match (Shell or State competitions) overtaking Blair Hartland's previous record.
  • He went on to score 170 runs, including 19 fours and 7 sixes.

McCullum played for Glamorgan in 2006 and he scored 160 opening the batting against Leicestershire in the County Championship.

On 24 January 2009, he lined up for New South Wales in the final of Australia's KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. This was an exercise to allow him to be eligible to play for them in the Twenty20 Champions League. This sparked criticism however despite opinion States are permitted to have one overseas player in their squad. McCullum also donated his match fee from the game to Otago Junior Cricket.

On 16 January 2010 during the 2009-10 HRV Cup, vs Auckland Aces at University Oval, McCullum hit 108 not out off 67 deliveries, which included 10 fours and four sixes to lead Otago Volts to victory with three balls to spare. McCullum reached his 50 off 32 deliveries and his century off 65 deliveries.

International career[edit]

In 2003 he played in a Test series against England and scored what was then his highest score, an innings of 96 at Lord's. His maiden Test century came several months later when he scored 143 against Bangladesh. He fell just short of his second Test hundred in a game against Sri Lanka when dismissed one short of his hundred. His second century would later come with a run a ball 111 against Zimbabwe.

He was selected in the 20-man ICC World XI squad for the ICC Super Series in July 2005.

On 20 February 2007, he scored 86 not out as New Zealand went on to be the first team to whitewash Australia in a 3 match ODI series since 1997. He struck a massive six off the first ball of the last over against Nathan Bracken to level the scores, before he finished it off with a boundary. In his matchwinning innings he partnered Craig McMillan to a world record equalling 6th wicket partnership of 165.[7]

On 21 March 2007, he set a new World Cup record, by smashing 50 runs from just 20 balls against Canada in St Lucia. He finished his innings with 52 runs from 21 balls, including 1 four and 5 sixes, with a strike rate of 247.61. The previous record had been set by Mark Boucher (South Africa) against The Netherlands on 16 March (50 runs from 21 balls). The record again broken by himself on 2015, scored 50 off 18 balls against England.

On 14 December 2007 he scored 96 (103) against Australia. He was caught by Nathan Bracken off the bowling of Brad Hogg after 35.3 overs.

On 31 December 2007 he scored 50 from just 19 balls against Bangladesh. He finished his innings with 80 runs from only 28 balls, including 9 fours and 6 sixes with a strike rate of 285.71 resulting in a 10 wicket win: chasing 93 from 50 overs and achieving it making 95 from only 6 overs.

On 12 February 2008 he scored 50 from 27 balls against England. He finished his innings with 80 runs from only 47 balls, including 8 fours and 5 sixes with a strike rate of 170.21 resulting in a 10 wicket win and giving New Zealand a 2 nil lead in the 5 match series.

On 18 April 2008, he claimed the record for highest individual score in a Twenty20 innings, scoring 158* from only 73 balls, which included 13 sixes and 10 fours in boundaries, for the Kolkata Knight Riders against Bangalore Royal Challengers in the first game of the Indian Premier League helping them get a much deserved 140 run victory.[8] This eclipsed the previous record mark of 141, held by Australian Cameron White, McCullum faced an over White bowled in that match and smashed him for 24, it was White's only over in that match.[9] In the same match he also claimed the record for most sixes (13) in a Twenty20 innings,[10] the most sixes in an individual Twenty20 innings has since been surpassed(16) by Englishman Graham Napier. This record was eventually broken by Chris Gayle when he piled on 175 runs in IPL 2013.He was bought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 IPL auctions.He returned to KKR in 2012.In the 2014 IPL auctions,He was bought by Chennai Super Kings.He was given the role of opening the innings along with West Indian Dwayne Smith and the pair was considered as the most dangerous opening pair in the league's history.

On 1 July 2008, he scored his maiden ODI century, eventually getting dismissed for 166 against Ireland. He shared in a 266 run opening stand with James Marshall, which is the highest ODI partnership for any wicket in Black Caps history and the second highest opening partnership in all ODIs.

Captaincy to Present[edit]

On 5 April 2009, on day three of the third Test match during India's tour of New Zealand, he displayed an amazing level of alertness in the dismissal of Rahul Dravid. Dravid attempted a sweep shot off Daniel Vettori's bowling, but McCullum saw what Dravid was up to before the ball had even pitched and moved swiftly to his left (Dravid's leg side). Ross Taylor at first slip did the same. The ball came nicely off Dravid's bat, but flew straight into the hands of a waiting Brendon McCullum.[11] A couple of balls earlier, McCullum tried the same thing, but he had been a little slow and Dravid's sweep was kept low. Although there has been some discussion regarding the legality of McCullum's movement before the ball had even pitched, the laws of cricket indicate he was well within his right to do so.[12]

On 6 November 2009, vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, McCullum scored his second ODI century (131, 129 balls, 14 4's, 3 6's) to elevate New Zealand to 303 and win the match to level the series.[13]

On 16 February 2010, during the only Test match against Bangladesh, he scored 185, the highest score ever by a New Zealand wicket-keeper in Test cricket. He was also involved in the record highest sixth-wicket partnership for New Zealand of 339 runs with Martin Guptill, missing out on the world record by just 12 runs.

On 27 February 2010, becomes just the second player to score a T20I hundred, finishing 116 not out, one run short of Chris Gayle's record of 117.

On 4 May 2010 McCullum became the first player to score 1000 T20 international runs. He achieved this feat playing against Zimbabwe in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 at Guyana On 28 June 2010, Brendon McCullum said he will not keep wicket for New Zealand in Test matches. He, however informed that he will still keep in 50-overs & T20 over games.[14] This meant that McCullum would have to cement his place in the test team as a batsman. He did a fine job in his first innings since handing over the Wicket-keeping duties he scored 65 runs and was engaged in a 104 run partnership with Ross Taylor he was promoted to the position of opener in tests rather than his usual number 5 position. McCullum did however have experience of opening the innings because he opens for New Zealand in limited-overs cricket.[15]

On 21 September 2012 at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka, McCullum scored 123 runs against Bangladesh at Pallekele, setting a new record for the highest Twenty20 International innings, and becoming the first player to score two Twenty20 International centuries. This record was broken by Aaron Finch on the 29th of August against England, when he scored 156. However McCullum still remains the only player to have scored two Twenty20 International centuries.[4]

Between 16 and 18 February 2014 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, McCullum scored 302 runs in the third innings of the second test against India, becoming the first New Zealand batsman to score a triple-century. He shared a 352 run partnership with BJ Watling, a record sixth wicket stand,[16] rescuing New Zealand from a likely innings defeat. McCullum closed the innings at 680/8d, both the highest ever innings by New Zealand, and the highest ever third innings in Test cricket history.[16][17]

On 21 November 2014, McCullum recorded his first ever wicket at test level, a caught-and-bowled of Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed during their second test.

On 29 November 2014, McCullum scored a century on day 2 of the third test against the same opposition, in which both teams decided to call off play on the day before as a tribute to Phillip Hughes, and hand-written P.H. under each player's squad number as a further mark of respect. He was bowled out on 202 after hitting ten sixes in his innings, by far a record for New Zealand opening batsman.[18] Two years after his debut as NZ captain, in which the team was bowled out for a paltry 45, Black Caps returned to respectability.

On 13 December 2014, McCullum was named New Zealander of the Year by the New Zealand Herald due to his continued co-operation with ICC over the match-fixing scandal which resulted in Chris Cairns being charged for lying to court, and also for changing the perception of the Black Caps as easy-beats.[19][20]

On the first day of the Boxing Day Test at Hagley Oval, McCullum scored 195 in the first innings against Sri Lanka, which gave him 1000 test runs in a calendar year (1164 at the end of the match, with Kane Williamson at 929),[21] and the fastest test century (in 74 balls), beating his own record against Pakistan in Sharjah.[22] He fell 5 runs shy of his 4th 200+ scores in a calendar year. His 33 sixes in test cricket in a single calendar year is also a world record.[22] It is also worth noting that New Zealand only played 9 test matches in 2014.[22] He also helped to push New Zealand to score 429/7 on day one, the most runs New Zealand had ever scored in a single day of play in test cricket.[22] It ended with an 8-wicket win, which made it 5 test wins out of 9 in 2014, the most wins in a calendar year. He also closed the year with a triple century and two double centuries, the third person to do so after Donald Bradman and Michael Clarke.

On 3 January 2015, McCullum returned to Basin Reserve, where he scored his triple century against India. While he got a 2-ball duck on a green pitch and three errors as a fielder, he was given a key to Wellington, a symbolic equivalent of "Honourary Citizen", joining Wellington-born Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor for their works on Lord of The Rings as the third person to receive such a gift for last year's heroics.[23] However, the ground witnessed a double century that test by Kumar Sangakkara, a fellow former test wicketkeeper-batsman.

On 20 February 2015, in New Zealand's 3rd Pool A match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, McCullum scored 77 runs of 25 balls recording the fastest 50 in world cup history (51 runs off 18 balls), and the 3rd fastest 50 in ODI history. He also delivered brutal innings against Australia, and South Africa in the semi-final as well. McCullum became the first New Zealand captain to lead his team to the World Cup finals, by putting the six semi-final losses in the past.

McCullum played in the 2015 Cricket World Cup Final, and was bowled for a duck in just the first over of the match by Mitchell Starc, as New Zealand went on to lose to Australia by 7 wickets.

Role[edit]

McCullum originally played in the side as a wicketkeeper-batsman. His glovework improved during his tenure as the New Zealand wicketkeeper. His batting is good enough to earn him selection for the Black Caps alone, shown by the occasions on which he has been unable to keep but has still been selected as a batsman.[24] He opens the batting for New Zealand in ODIs with steadily improving success. He is an aggressive batsman who is particularly strong over extra cover, often lofting the ball into the stands, and also square-cutting, or square-driving the ball. He is also adept at using the scoop shot, even using it at tests, so much so that McScoop was named after him. In 2010 McCullum hung up the gloves In Test cricket due to continued body strain and became a specialist batsmen in Test cricket, opening the innings in his first match as a specialist batsmen against India in Ahmedabad. He was described as a player "especially suited to Twenty20 cricket" when he signed for a five-week stint at Glamorgan in June 2006.[25] The stint included the entire domestic 2006 Twenty20 Cup. He was signed up by the Kolkata Knight Riders of the IPL for $700,000. His contract with the IPL is for three years.

He has the ability to play the Dilscoop, which involves the batsman squatting down and scooping deliveries back over the wicketkeeper's head. Playing this shot in a Twenty20 International match on 28 February 2010 in Lancaster Park, Christchurch, against Australia, he managed to hit Shaun Tait for two sixes in an over back over Brad Haddin's head. He can also execute reverse sweep well.

During the Twenty20 World Championship in 2009, the wicketkeeping duties was given to Peter McGlashan. He was seen practicing his medium bowling.

McCullum had to decide whether to play for New South Wales, KKR, or Otago in the 1st edition of the Champions League. Since KKR did not qualify, he had only to consider playing for either New South Wales or Otago; eventually he had decided to play for Otago alongside brother Nathan McCullum.[26]

In 2012, BJ Watling became McCullum's replacement as wicketkeeper in Tests, but due to Luke Ronchi's struggles in ODI's, McCullum still remained as wicketkeeper in ODIs and T20s. But by late 2013, McCullum's recurring back problems meant he can no longer perform wicketkeeping duties effectively, he gave up his gloves to Ronchi in ODIs and T20s, and McCullum became a middle order batsman, or as a cover for opening the batting in tests, having batted at 1,2,5–7 in his career, while his fielding position becomes predominantly mid-off, mid-on or mid-wicket.[27] He is also a very seldomly-used part-time medium pace bowler in tests. He got his first wicket in all forms of international cricket from a caught-and-bowled against Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan which ended their first innings in 2014.[28] McCullum was picked for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup as an opening batsman due to inconsistencies from Martin Guptill and Tom Latham and the emergence of Grant Elliott as a solid option at no. 5 batsman. His role as a pinch hitter saw the team reach their first ever World Cup final

Personal life[edit]

McCullum is married to Ellissa McCullum (née Arthur), an Australian from Caniaba, New South Wales.[29] They have a son Riley and a daughter Maya.[30] They are born and raised in Christchurch. Riley also plays youth cricket. Before concentrating on cricket, he was a preferred first five-eighth (fly half) over Daniel Carter as secondary school rugby representative.[31]

International Centuries[edit]

  • In the column Runs, * indicates being not out.
  • The column title Match refers to the match number of his career.

Test Centuries[edit]

Brendon McCullum's Test centuries[32]
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 143 7  Bangladesh Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium 2004 Won
2 111 16  Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2005 Won
3 115 43  India New Zealand Napier, New Zealand McLean Park 2009 Drawn
4 185 50  Bangladesh New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2010 Won
5 104 51  Australia New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 2010 Lost
6 225 54  India India Hyderabad, India Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium 2010 Drawn
7 113 80  West Indies New Zealand Dunedin, New Zealand University Oval 2013 Drawn
8 224 83  India New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 2014 Won
9 302 84  India New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 2014 Drawn
10 202 90  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium 2014 Won
11 195 91  Sri Lanka New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Hagley Oval 2014 Won

One Day International Centuries[edit]

Brendon McCullum's One Day International centuries[33]
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 166 134  Ireland United Kingdom Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom Mannofield Park 2008 Won
2 131 162  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2009 Won
3 101 188  Canada India Mumbai, India Wankhede Stadium 2011 Won
4 119 198  Zimbabwe New Zealand Napier, New Zealand McLean Park 2012 Won
5 117 234  Sri Lanka New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2015 Lost

Twenty20 International Centuries[edit]

Brendon McCullum's Twenty20 International centuries[33]
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 116*  Australia New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand AMI Stadium 2010 Won
2 123  Bangladesh Sri Lanka Pallekele, Sri Lanka Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 2012 Won

The match where McCullum scored his first T20I century (against Australia) saw New Zealand win after a Super Over.

Awards[edit]

Test Awards[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 19–22 December 2004 1st Innings: WK, 3 catches; 143 (243 balls: 10×4, 2x6)
2nd Innings: WK, 3 catches, 1 run-out; DNB
Won [34]
2  India Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad 12–16 November 2010 1st Innings: 4 (8 balls: 1x4); DNB, 1 catch
2nd Innings: 225 (308 balls: 22x4, 4x6); DNB
Draw [35]
3  India Eden Park, Auckland 6–9 February 2014 1st Innings: 224 (307 balls: 29×4, 5x6); DNB
2nd Innings: 1 (2 balls); DNB
Won [36]
4  India Basin Reserve, Wellington 14–18 February 2014 1st Innings: 8 (19 balls: 1×4); DNB
2nd Innings: 302 (559 balls: 32x4, 4x6); DNB
Draw [37]

ODI Awards[edit]

Player of the Series Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Man of Match Awards Date Series Performance Result
1  Pakistan Match 2: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Nov 2009 Runs: 228 (234 balls: 24×4, 6x6), Ave – 76.00, SR – 97.44
Field: WK, 5 catches, 1 run-out
Won; 2–1 [38]

ODI Man of the Match[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  South Africa St George's Park, Port Elizabeth 30 November 2007 WK; 81 (85 balls: 9x4, 1x6) Won [39]
2  England Jade Stadium, Christchurch 23 February 2008 WK, 1 catch, 1 stumping; 77 (43 balls: 5x4, 6x6) Won [40]
3  Pakistan Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 6 November 2009 131 (129 balls: 14x4, 3x6); WK Won [41]
4  Canada Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 13 March 2011 101 (109 balls: 12x4, 2x6); WK, 3 catches, 1 run-out Won [42]
5  Zimbabwe McLean Park, Napier 9 February 2012 119 (88 balls: 7x4, 5x6); WK, 1 catch, 1 run-out Won [43]

Twenty20 International Awards[edit]

Player of the Series Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Man of Match Awards Date Series Performance Result
1  India Match 2: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai Sep 2012 Runs: 91 (55 balls: 11×4, 3x6), Ave – 91.00, SR – 165.45
Field: WK
Won; 1–0 [44]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  India AMI Stadium, Christchurch 25 February 2009 WK, 1 catch; 56* (49 balls: 2x4, 3x6) Won [45]
2  India Westpac Stadium, Wellington 27 February 2009 WK, 1 catch; 69* (55 balls: 8x4, 1x6) Won [46]
3  Australia AMI Stadium, Christchurch 28 February 2010 116* (56 balls: 12x4, 8x6); WK Won [47]
4  Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 15 October 2011 WK, 2 catches; 81* (46 balls: 5x4, 6x6) Won [48]
5  India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai 11 September 2012 91 (55 balls: 11x4, 3x6); WK Won [49]
6  Bangladesh Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 21 September 2012 123 (58 balls: 11x4, 7x6); WK Won [50]
7  Netherlands Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 29 March 2014 DNB; 65 (45 balls: 4x4, 3x6) Won [51]

See also[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ross Taylor
New Zealand Test captains
2012/13–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Daniel Vettori
New Zealand One-Day captains
2008/09–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Daniel Vettori
New Zealand T20I captains
2010/11–2012/13
Succeeded by
Ross Taylor
Preceded by
Sourav Ganguly
Kolkata Knight Riders Captain
2009
Succeeded by
Gautam Gambhir