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Brendon McCullum


About Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum is a New Zealand Cricket Wicket-keeper and a batsman.

Media reports in March 2010 suggested that McCullum is giving up wicket keeping to play test cricket as a batsman only. Also, he is giving up playing for New Zealand Cricket team to make a living from the lucrative Twenty20 circuits.

Personal Biography

Ellissa is his wife. The couple are expecting their second child in July 2010.

Professional Biography

Cricket performance

Brendon's 56 runs helped New Zealand win the Twenty20 International match against India at Christchurch on March 5, 2009. He is earlier doubted to be included in the team for the match.

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Kiwis summon Test specialists to cover for 'injury-hit' ODI squad against Windies
Test specialists Brendon McCullum, Neil Wagner, Chris Martin, Daniel Vettori and Kruger van Wyk have all been asked to join the New Zealand squad earlier than their scheduled time in order to give a boost to their injury-hit one-day squad.

New Zealand wary of Windies' 'big hitters' ahead of T20 series clash
New Zealand captain Ross Taylor is wary of the West Indies big hitters Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard ahead of their Twenty20 series in the United states.

Hard work pays off for Latham with him set to debut for New Zealand against Windies
New Zealand cricketer Tom Latham, who is all set to make his debut in T20 game against the West Indies, has worked hard on his batting to make the cut in the team.

Taylor stresses on importance of Twenty20s to gain momentum for Windies tour
New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor is stressing the importance of making an early statement on their tour of the West Indies, which starts on Sunday with the first of two Twenty20 internationals.

Oram warns Windies against underestimating Black Caps in absence of key players
Veteran New Zealand all rounder Jacob Oram has warned the West Indies team against underestimating a young Black Caps unit, which is without three senior players during the two Twenty20 match series, starting on Sunday in Florida.

South Africa born Wagner selected for Kiwi tour of West Indies
South African-born Neil Wagner has been named in New Zealand Test squad for the upcoming tour of the West Indies, while senior batsman Brendon McCullum has been given rest for the two shorter forms.

Williamson receives plaudits after scoring Test match saving ton in Wellington
New Zealand middle order batsman Kane Williamson has received plaudits from his teammates, and also from the South African team after scoring a match saving century on the final day of the Wellington Test match.

Black Caps batting order still a jigsaw for Wright
The composition of the New Zealand batting card is still doubtful despite early indications that Daniel Flynn would play as an opener in the Wellington Test against South Africa.

Kiwi batsmen wobble again in second innings against Proteas
New Zealand top order batsmen once again failed to make a solid start in the second innings against the mighty South Africa at Seddon Park, losing four quick wickets.

Kiwis in trouble after dramatic five wicket for no run collapse on Day 1 of Hamilton Test
New Zealand suffered a dramatic collapse and lost five wickets for no runs in 20 balls to crash to 185 in 61.2 overs on the opening day of the Hamilton Test against South Africa.

McCullum set to stay at No 3 in Test batting order: Wright
New Zealand coach John Wright has said that Brendon McCullum's position at No 3 in the Test batting order is set to be more than a stop-gap measure.

Gillespie replaces Southee in Black Caps squad for Hamilton Test
Wellington fast bowler Mark Gillespie will replace Tim Southee in a 14-member New Zealand squad for the Hamilton Test against South Africa.

Kiwis end second day of Dunedin Test with five run lead in first innings over Proteas
New Zealand edged past South Africa to claim a narrow first inning lead on second day of the Dunedin Test

South African-born Van Wyk to debut against Proteas
South African-born Kruger van Wyk will make his test debut tomorrow in Dunedin against the country he spent the first 26 years of his life.

Proteas complete ODI series whitewash of New Zealand
South Africa on Saturday completed a one-day series whitewash of New Zealand with a five-wicket victory in the third and final match at the Eden Park in Auckland.

Proteas need 207 in Eden Park ODI to ensure clean sweep against Kiwis
South Africa had New Zealand on the mat in Saturday's third one-day match being played at the Eden Park here.

Kiwis announce team for first Test against Proteas, Nicol, Ellis new faces
Canterbury opener Rob Nicol and all-rounder Andrew Ellis are the new faces in the New Zealand test team named to face South Africa in the first Test to be played at the University Oval in Dunedin from next Wednesday.

Ryder doubtful for second ODI against South Africa
Jesse Ryder is doubtful for Wednesday's second one-day international against South Africa, as he has not fully recovered from a torn calf muscle.

McCullum accepts mistake for letting South Africa off the hook in first ODI
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has admitted that he made a mistake to let the Proteas off the hook in the first of the three match one-day series, which the South Africans won by six wickets.

Changes expected in Kiwi team: McCullum
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has said there might be a couple of changes in the Kiwi squad after they lost the first of the three match one-day series against South Africa.

Warne, MacGill renew old rivalry during Big Bash League
The main attraction for Tuesday night's Big Bash League clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground will be the rekindling of a rivalry between two champion leg spinners, Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill.

Warne dismisses McCullum exactly as he predicted on TV
London, Dec 21: Cricket fans were left over awed when Shane Warne dismissed Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 competition in his own swaggering fashion.

Smith, O'Keefe on the lookout for new IPL homes
New South Wales pair Steve Smith and Steve O'Keefe, who are also housemates, are on the lookout for new homes in the Indian Premier League after the demise of their franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

Hobart Test: Victorian pacer Pattinson skittles Kiwis out for 150
Victorian pace bowlers James Pattinson and Peter Siddle skittled New Zealand out for 150 on Friday, the first day of the second Test with Australia.

Hobart Test: Oz selectors decide to keep faith in out-of-form opener Hughes
Australia's selection hierarchy has declared its confidence in out-of-form opener Phillip Hughes by confirming it will field an unchanged team in tomorrow's second Test against New Zealand in Hobart.

Kiwi opener McCullum rules out wicket-keeping in Test matches
New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum has ruled out wicket -keeping in Test matches, saying his sole aim is to cement his place as an opener.

Wright calls on New Zealand batsmen to show 'substance' in Hobart Test
New Zealand coach John Wright has called on the team's batsmen to show enough "substance" and curb their attacking instincts, ahead of second Test match against Australia.

Clarke's century puts Australia in command in Brisbane Test against New Zealand
Australian captain Michael Clarke hit a century while Brad Haddin and Ricky Ponting eased the pressure on their careers with half-centuries as their team took charge on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand in Brisbane on Saturday.

Bookies back Aussies to beat Black Caps in Brisbane Test
Bookies are backing Australia to defeat New Zealand in the Bribane Test beginning from December 1 at the Gabba.

After run glut against Australia 'A', Black Caps optimistic about good show at the Gabba
New Zealand is optimistic about putting in a good performance against Australia in the forthcoming Test series after three key batsmen - Jesse Ryder (175), Brendon McCullum (146) and captain Ross Taylor (138) scored big hundreds against Australia 'A' in a drawn four-day match.

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