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Captain of the Year

The tattooed evangelist

Mar 14, 2016: Brendon McCullum found and fostered an approach that was true not only to his team but to his nation, and thus got New Zealand to embrace cricket anew

Brydon Coverdale

World T20 2016 news

McCullum created a lot of leaders in the group - Williamson

Mar 9, 2016: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that the side's aggressive style of cricket, cultivated under the leadership of Brendon McCullum, had been effective but they would have to adapt that to suit the conditions for the World T20 in India

ESPNcricinfo staff

Brendon McCullum retires

Which McCullum Test batting record will be broken first?

Feb 24, 2016: Will it be the most sixes or the fastest hundred? Cast your vote

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 5th day

McCullum hopes to be remembered for positivity

Feb 24, 2016: Brendon McCullum's positive approach and unburdened spirit were on show in his final Test; it is something he adopted late in his career, and what he'd like to be remembered for

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day

A day of cricket and calm

Feb 22, 2016: Given the poignancy surrounding the fifth anniversary of the devastating 2011 Christchurch earthquake, a day of conventional Test cricket seemed fitting

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

The clear-sightedness of Brendon McCullum

Feb 22, 2016: He was able to free himself of the pressure of looking in the rear-view mirror and instead set about building an expressive, audacious team

Ed Smith

'Brendon had the ability to make his players exceed their expectations'

Feb 21, 2016: Brendon McCullum earned respect because he brought the best out of his players and believed in having a healthy relationship with the opposition

Kane Williamson

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day

'I was trying to hit every ball for four or six' - Brendon McCullum

Feb 20, 2016: Brendon McCullum has insisted that he was not aware of breaking the record for the fastest Test century until it had been announced over the Hagley Oval loudspeaker and flashed up on the big screen

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum swings to his destiny

Feb 20, 2016: For a batsman whose Test hundreds had got incrementally faster and faster, there was a sense of inevitability to Brendon McCullum's 54-ball century in Christchurch

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day

An innings built by aliens?

Feb 20, 2016: Brendon McCullum smashed the fastest Test hundred on the first day of his farewell Test. Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum's many records at Hagley Oval

Feb 20, 2016: Stats highlights from the first day of the Christchurch Test between Australia and New Zealand, where Brendon McCullum smashed the fastest Test century

Bharath Seervi

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum scores fastest hundred in Test history

Feb 20, 2016: Brendon McCullum has blasted the fastest century in Test history, a 54-ball effort that broke the record jointly held by Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq

Brydon Coverdale at Hagley Oval

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 1st day

Brendon McCullum slams fastest Test century on lively pitch

Feb 20, 2016: Brendon McCullum blasted into history with the fastest Test hundred of them all to leave Australia speechless and grant New Zealand a first-innings foothold on an unforgettable first afternoon at Hagley Oval

The Report by Daniel Brettig

'No longer are we consumed by losing'

Feb 19, 2016: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson talks about his long association with Brendon McCullum, whose leadership helped New Zealand cricket grow

Melinda Farrell

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch

Christchurch quake on minds amid the cricket

Feb 19, 2016: Hagley Oval is a permanent reminder of the earthquake that devastated Christchurch in 2011, but such reminders will only be intensified over the course of the upcoming Test between New Zealand and Australia

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch

McCullum could go out with all-pace attack

Feb 19, 2016: In his final Test, in a series New Zealand cannot win, Brendon McCullum has floated the possibility of playing an all-pace attack on a pitch he deemed 'not pleasant' for the batsmen

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

Adaptable, inspirational, inconsistent

Feb 19, 2016: Brendon McCullum made 1000-plus Test runs from three batting positions, but 21% of his Test aggregate came from just six innings

S Rajesh

How well do you know Baz?

Feb 19, 2016: The Christchurch Test against Australia will be Brendon McCullum's last international match. How closely have you followed his career? Try our quiz

Siddarth Ravindran

The people's legend

Feb 19, 2016: Brendon McCullum is a New Zealand icon because he's equal parts good bloke, straight shooter and gambler - not an untouchable deity but rather the guy from two doors down

Paul Ford

Baz and I

Feb 13, 2016: It wasn't the easiest thing in the world being in the same team as Brendon McCullum

Iain O'Brien
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