Brendon Barrie McCullum cricketer, who played all formats, and also a former captain in all forms. McCullum took quick scoring to Test matches as well, notably recording the fastest test century of all time. He is considered one of the most successful batsmen and captains of New Zealand cricket. He retired from all forms of cricket in August 2019.(born 27 September 1981) is a New Zealand cricket coach, commentator and former
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|Full name||Brendon Barrie McCullum|
|Born||27 September 1981|
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Role||Opening batsman, wicket-keeper|
|Relations||Nathan McCullum (brother)|
Stuart McCullum (father)
|Test debut (cap 224)||10 March 2004 v South Africa|
|Last Test||20 February 2016 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 126)||17 January 2002 v Australia|
|Last ODI||8 February 2016 v Australia|
|ODI shirt no.||42|
|T20I debut||17 February 2005 v Australia|
|Last T20I||23 June 2015 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|2009||New South Wales|
|2008–2010 2012–2013||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala|
|2014–2015||Chennai Super Kings|
|2016–2018||Trinbago Knight Riders|
|2018||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 May 2018
McCullum is the former leading run scorer in Twenty20 International cricket and is the first and so far only one of the two Kiwi players to have scored two Twenty20 International centuries and 2000 runs in T20 Internationals (apart from Martin Guptill). He became the first New Zealander to score a triple hundred in a Test, 302 runs against India on 18 February 2014. In 2014, he also became the first New Zealander to score 1000 test runs in a calendar year (1164). The record was bettered by Kane Williamson with 1172 runs in 2015. In his last Test outing on 20 February 2016, McCullum posted the fastest ever Test century, in 54 balls, beating the 56-ball record held by his hero, Vivian Richards, scoring a total of 145 off 79 balls.
McCullum was the first batsman to score 2 tons in T20I. He was the previous record holder for the highest individual score in a Twenty20 International (123 against Bangladesh in 2012) and third highest individual score in all Twenty20 cricket (158 not out for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008) which was later surpassed by Aaron Finch (173 against the Zimbabwe for Australian team and Chris Gayle (175 against the Pune Warriors India) for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013 edition of IPL. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2012 to 2013, while in between he played for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala. He played the 2014 and 2015 seasons for the Chennai Super Kings. McCullum was a wicket-keeper until 2013.
On 22 December 2015, McCullum announced he would retire from international cricket at the end of the southern summer, joining his brother who had earlier that year announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He is also the highest (170) runs scorer by the captain in his farewell test and first captain to score a century in his farewell test. He retired from all international cricket on 24 February 2016.
Both McCullum and his brother Nathan McCullum played domestically for Otago at provincial level. Their father Stuart McCullum also played for the side at first-class level. Brendon McCullum also played for franchise sides in a wide range of Twenty20 competitions around the world.