|Full name||Nathan Leslie McCullum|
1 September 1980 |
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|Relations||Brendon McCullum (brother)
Stuart McCullum (father)
|ODI debut (cap 156)||8 September 2009 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||12 June 2015 v England|
|ODI shirt no.||15|
|T20I debut (cap 26)||19 September 2007 v South Africa|
|Last T20I||15 February 2013 v England|
|T20I shirt no.||15|
|Domestic team information|
|1999–2016||Otago (squad no. 8)|
|2011||Pune Warriors India|
|2012||Sydney Sixers (squad no. 15)|
|2013||Glamorgan (squad no. 9)|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 February 2014|
Nathan Leslie McCullum (born 1 September 1980) is a New Zealand international cricketer. A right hand lower-order batsman and right arm off break bowler, he is a member of the Otago Volts, competing in the State Championship, State Shield and State Twenty20 competitions and represented New Zealand in Twenty20 Internationals and One Day Internationals.
McCullum is the son of former Otago representative Stuart McCullum and the older brother of current Otago and New Zealand international cricketer Brendon McCullum. He and Brendon attended King's High School.
McCullum made his first class debut for Otago in the 1999–2000 season. His first List A match came in the 2000–01 season and his first Twenty20 domestic match was against Canterbury at Christchurch on 13 January 2006. Later that year, McCullum was selected as part of the 30-man preliminary squad for the Champions Trophy alongside fellow Otago team-mates Warren McSkimming and Bradley Scott but ultimately missed out on the final squad. He made his Twenty20 International debut for New Zealand against South Africa on 19 September 2007 at the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa. His highest score of 10 not out came against Australia on 15 February 2009.
Although never playing test cricket, he has been a valuable asset in the shorter forms of the game, particularly in the ICC Cricket World Cup in the sub-continent in 2011.
In an ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota in 2013, Nathan McCullum hit 22 runs from spinner Rangana Herath’s final over of the match when New Zealand required 21 in the last over.
Although he was named in the final squad of 15 in 2015 Cricket World Cup, he was mostly used as a substitute fielder.
McCullum is building a reputation as a travelling Twenty 20 player, having played in Twenty 20 tournaments since 2010 for Lancashire, Pune Warriors India, Sydney Sixers and Glamorgan as well as still turning out for his native side Otago.
In 2015, McCullum announced he will retire from international cricket at the end on the 2015/16 Southern Hemisphere summer season. He was not named in the Sri Lankan ODI series due to his back issues, so his ODI career may be over, but may be named in the T20 side. Brendon McCullum also announced he would only retire from international cricket at the end on the 2015/16 Southern Hemisphere summer season.
Prior to concentrating on his cricketing career, he played as a striker for Caversham AFC, winning the team's golden boot award in 1999 by scoring 19 goals in the FootballSouth Premier League. He scored two goals for the club in the 2003 New Zealand National Soccer League, at that time New Zealand's premier club league competition. He left the club in 2004, playing briefly with Mosgiel before turning his sporting attention completely to cricket.
McCullum is married with 3 boys (born 2010, 2012 and 2014), and has moved up to Auckland to work part time as a construction recruitment agent.
Career best performances
as of 4 October 2013
|ODI||65||New Zealand v Pakistan||Auckland||2011||3-24||New Zealand v South Africa||Mirpur||2011|
|T20I||36*||New Zealand v Sri Lanka||Lauderhill||2010||4-16||New Zealand v Pakistan||Hamilton||2010|
|FC||106*||Otago Volts v Northern Districts Knights||Hamilton||2008||6-90||New Zealand A v India A||Chennai||2008|
|LA||90||Otago Volts v Northern Districts Knights||Hamilton||2012||5-39||Otago Volts v Central Districts Stags||Palmerston North||2011|
|T20||76*||Otago Volts v Canterbury Wizards||Dunedin||2009||4-16||New Zealand v Pakistan||Hamilton||2010|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Sri Lanka||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||9 June 2013||8–0–23–2, 1 catch; 32 (42 balls: 3x4)||New Zealand won by 1 wicket.|
Twenty20 International Cricket
Man of the Match Awards
|1||2010 ICC World Twenty20 1st match (NZL vs SL) in Guyana||2010||3–0–17–1, 3 catches; 16* (6 balls: 1x4, 1x6)||New Zealand won by 2 wickets.|
|2||2010 ICC World Twenty20 9th match (NZL vs ZIM) in Guyana||2010||4–0–16–3, 1 catch; DNB||New Zealand won by 7 wickets (D/L).|
|3||New Zealand vs Pakistan in New Zealand||2010/11||1 (3 balls); 4–0–16–4, 2 catches||New Zealand won by 39 runs.|
- Meikle, H. (5 August 2010) "Late bloomer has no regret over switching pitches." Otago Daily Times, p.19
- MCCULLUM'S FINAL INNINGS | SKY TV
- "ICC Champions Trophy, 2013 – New Zealand v Sri Lanka Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "ICC World Twenty20, 2010 – New Zealand v Sri Lanka Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "ICC World Twenty20, 2010 – New Zealand v Zimbabwe Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- "Pakistan in New Zealand T20I Series, 2010/11 – New Zealand v Pakistan Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
- Player profile: Nathan McCullum from ESPNcricinfo
- Player profile: Nathan McCullum from CricketArchive
- Nathan L McCullum at the New Zealand Cricket Players Association