Brendon McCullum captain of New Zealand announces retirement [ Current Affairs ]
Brendon McCullum New Zealand cricket team captain has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket like tests, ODIs and twenty20 after playing two home test series against Australia in February 2016. Currently, in all three forms of the international cricket he represents New Zealand cricket team as captain and also batsman and wicket-keeper.
About Brendon McCullum
He was born on 27 September 1981 in Otego.
He belongs to cricket family, his father Stuart McCullum was played for first-class cricket for Otego and his brother Nathan McCullum had represented New Zealand.
- At age of 20 in 2001 he has debuted against Australia at Sydney.
- From 254 matches he had scored 5909 runs which include 5 centauries and 31 half-centauries.
- He had taken 258 catches and did 15 stumping as a wicketkeeper.
- He debuted in test against South Africa in 2003.
- Total 99 tests has played him and scored 6273 runs.
- At an average of 38.48 he has scored 11 centuries and 31 half-centuries.
- He is only New Zealand batsman to score only triple century.
- He has made 11 stumping and taken 194 catches.
T20 Internationals Career:
- By score two Twenty20 International centuries he has become first and only player and overall 2000 runs.
Indian Premier League career:
- Till 2014 he had played for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise.
- And now picked up by Rajkot for 2016 and 2017 editions.
- Under his successfully captaincy the New Zealand team win ICC Cricket World cup final in 2015 for the first time by beating Australia with 7 wickets.
Awards and Honours:
- The Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for year 2014 - 15.
- Published on: December 23, 2015