All About Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum is one of the most high-performing wicket-keeper-cum-batsman that New Zealand has produced in recent times. He was first noticed for his exemplary First-class cricket performance for the Otago Volts against the Aces in March 2008, when he scored 170 runs and helped in chasing a mammoth total of 310. He broke numerous State Shield records and went on to make his international test cricket debut on the South Africa tour of New Zealand in March 2004.

The tri-nation VB series of 2002 marked Brendon McCullum’s ODI debut, with him playing against Australia. His T20 international career started with his February 2005 performance against Australia. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), although he first played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008, he later went on to be a part of the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Gujarat Lions, Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Brendon McCullum Personal Details:

Name Brendon McCullum
Date of Birth 27 September 1988
Birthplace Dunedin
Height 5 ft 7 Inches
Playing Role Wicketkeeper/ Right Handed Batsman
Spouse Elissa McCullum

Brendon McCullum’s International Cricket Run

Brendon McCullum’s international cricketing career has been explosive, with him shattering and setting many records. Here are the most important ones:

  1. Brendon has been declared the ‘Man of the Match’ a total of five times each in the test and ODI formats, and seven times in the T20 internationals category.
  2. He has played a total of 101 tests, 260 ODI, and 71 T-20 international matches. He has scored 12, five and two centuries and 31, 32 and 13 half centuries respectively in the test, ODI and T-20 formats. He is one of the thirty batsman in the world to have scored a triple test century & it came against India in February 2014. He also struck the fastest ever ton against Australia in 2016.
  3. Brendon McCullum’s fielding has been on-point, with him taking 198, 262 and 36 catches and 11, 15 and 8 stumpings respectively in the test, ODI and T-20 international formats.
  4. His best test score was that of 302 runs against India in Wellington in Feb 2014. In July 2008, he scored his highest ODI score of 166 runs against Ireland. He lapped up 123 runs against Bangladesh in September 2012, his highest T-20 international tally.

Brendon McCullum’s Records in the IPL and BBL

Brendon McCullum’s IPL career is peppered with many shining moments. Here is a summary of the same, along with an overview of his time in the BBL:

  1. Brendon has been part of 35 BBL matches, scoring 920 runs and a high-score of 72 runs against the Hobart Hurricanes in a December 2016 match.
  2. He has played in 109 IPL matches, scoring 2880 runs, two tons and 13 half tons.
  3. Brendon McCullum’s highest score in the IPL is a 158 run haul (not out) against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in its 2008 instalment.

Brendon McCullum Career Stats

Format Matches Innings Runs Highest score Average Strike Rate 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 101 176 6453 302 38.64 64.6 12 4 31 776 107
ODI 260 228 6083 166 30.41 96.37 5 0 32 577 200
T20I 71 70 2140 123 35.67 136.22 2 0 13 199 91
IPL 109 109 2880 158 27.69 131.75 2 0 13 293 130

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