A power-hitter who empowered his players
Brendon McCullum leaves the international arena at the end of the New Zealand summer. His impact in limited-overs cricket in particular, both as batsman and captain, has been remarkable in recent years. As he plays his last ODI in Hamilton, we examine a career that produced some incredible highs.
- McCullum's strike rate of 152.16 since 2012 is the highest for all ODI openers in this period*
- He has contributed nearly 61% of team runs till the point of his dismissal since 2012
- Under his captaincy, key batsmen like Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill have all averaged nearly 50 in ODIs
* These numbers are up to date till the first ODI in the ongoing New Zealand-Australia ODI series
S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats