Full Name: Brendon Barrie McCullum
Born: September 27, 1981, Dunedin, Otago
Teams: New Zealand, Canterbury, Glamorgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, New South Wales, Otago, Sussex
Test Debut: New Zealand v South Africa, Hamilton, March 10-14 2004
ODI Debut: Australia v New Zealand, Sydney, Jan 17 2002
Twenty20 Debut: New Zealand v Australia, Auckland, Feb 17 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
A highly-talented wicket-keeper/batsman very much in the mould of Australian superstar Adam Gilchrist, McCullum first came to prominence in international youth cricket. Earmarked as one for the future from an early age, he initially struggled when given his break at full international level. However, his form on the domestic scene remained impressive and in 2004 he finally made his mark for the Black Caps in the Test series against England. He scored 195 runs, including 96 at Lord's, and finally brought up his maiden Test century in October, on tour against Bangladesh, where he struck...