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Brendon McCullum

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Full Name: Brendon Barrie McCullum
Born: September 27 1981 , Dunedin, Otago
Country: New Zealand
County: Middlesex
Other teams: Birmingham Bears, Brisbane Heat, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, Glamorgan, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, 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
T20 debut: New Zealand v Australia, Auckland, Feb 17 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat


A destructive batsman, attacking captain and athletic fielder when not wicketkeeping, McCullum is one of the most exciting players to have played international cricket. McCullum adopts the same attacking approach in all formats and situations, making him brilliant to watch. He made his New Zealand debut as a batsman in a one-day international against Australia in Sydney in 2002. A Test bow arrived two years later, impressing with a first-innings 57 in a drawn match with South Africa in Wellington, and has not missed a five-day match since. He lit up the inaugural game of the Indian Pre...

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