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Famous cricket player of New Zealand- Brendon McCullum

by on February 19, 2011
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Famous cricket player of New Zealand- Brendon McCullum

A flamboyant right hander, known for his explosive hard hitting and ground strokes, Brendon McCullum was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1981. He is an aggressive batsman who also keeps wickets for the Kiwis in the ODI format and is an integral part of the New Zealand cricket team squad.

Having made his ODI debut against Australian cricket team back in 2002, ‘Baz’ as he is nicknamed, Brendon McCullum, has never justified his true batting potential primarily because of his extremely aggressive approach to the game. He likes to score his runs at a brisk pace and often in the process gives away his wicket for cheap. Having represented his side in 232 ODIs, has scored 5200 runs with 4 centuries and 26 fifties. McCullum’s most memorable inning was a 166 he scored against the Irish in 2008.

One of the highlights of his world cup would have to be the smashing 50 that he scored off 20 balls against the Canadians in St. Lucia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. This to date stands as a world cup record and Brendon McCullum seems all set to break this record this time around in the 2015 ICC Championship. 

Although, other teams may not consider him a big threat, but one thing is for sure, Brendon McCullum is an explosive entity in the cricketing world and on his day, he can rip apart any bowling attack. If the kiwis are to perform well ,McCullum most definitely has to play out of his skin to help them win their first ever trophy in the event of 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Highlights of player record:

  • He is the first and only batsman to score two centuries in T20 internationals along with scoring total runs of 2000. 
  • In 2007 cricket world cup, Brendon made a record for scoring 52 runs off 21 balls including 10 fours and 5 sixes. 
  • He also holds a record for scoring highest individual score in T20 match. He scored 158 runs off 73 balls including 13 sixes and 10 fours. 

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