Brendon McCullum      

Full name Brendon Barrie McCullum

Born September 27, 1981, Dunedin, Otago

Current age 36 years 293 days

Major teams New Zealand, Brisbane Heat, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, Glamorgan, Gujarat Lions, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, New South Wales, Otago, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sussex, Trinbago Knight Riders, Warwickshire

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Father - SJ McCullum, Brother - NL McCullum

Brendon Barrie McCullum
    January 17, 2002
    Deceptive debut
    Brendon McCcullum makes his ODI debut against Australia at the SCG and scores 5.
    December 29, 2002
    Five-for behind the stumps
    McCullum takes four catches and effects a stumping against India in Napier, his five dismissals in an innings equal Adam Parore's New Zealand record. He's had five dismissals in an innings three times since.
    November 3, 2003
    A fifty at last
    Scores maiden ODI half-century in his 29th game - 51 not out against Australia in Pune.
    March 2004
    An instant success
    Scores 57 on Test debut against South Africa in Hamilton.
    October 2004
    A maiden century
    Scores first Test century in his seventh Test, 143 against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
    December 2005
    A world record falls
    McCullum smashes 50 off 25 balls to help New Zealand pull off a world record chase against Australia in Christchurch.
    February 2007
    This time a partnership record
    Scores 86 off 91 balls to lead New Zealand to the second-highest run-chase in ODI history, against Australia in Hamilton. Shares a world-record partnership of 165 with Craig McMillan for the sixth wicket.
    March 2007
    Minnows suffer
    Blasts 50 off 20 balls against Canada in St. Lucia, it's the fastest half-century in a World Cup.
    March 2007
    The best catcher
    Takes four catches against West Indies in Antigua to overtake Adam Parore's New Zealand record of 136 dismissals in ODIs.
    February 2008
    Leading for the first time
    Leads New Zealand in a Twenty20 international against England in Auckland- McCullum's first captaincy assignment.
    February 2008
    IPL moolah beckons
    Gets bought for $700,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural IPL auction.
    April 2008
    Worth the money
    Blazes 158 off 73 balls for Kolkata against Bangalore in the opening game of the IPL. It's the highest score in Twenty20 cricket.
    July 2008
    A long-awaited century
    Scores maiden ODI century in his 134th match, smashing Ireland for 166 off 135 deliveries in Aberdeen. His 266-run stand with Hamish Marshall is a record for New Zealand.
    March 2009
    Leading from the front
    Captains New Zealand for the first time in an ODI against India in Christchurch, scores 71 off 68 balls.
    November 2009
    A tougher hundred
    Scores first ODI century against a top-class team, in his 162nd match. - 131 versus Pakistan in Abu Dhabi .
    December 2009
    Another New Zealand record
    Breaks the New Zealand record for most dismissals in a Test by participating in nine against Pakistan in Napier.
    February 2010
    Following in Gayle's footsteps
    Slams an unbeaten 116 off 56 balls against Australia in Christchurch to become the second player, after Chris Gayle, to score a century in T20 internationals; Gayle had made 117 off 57.
    November 2010
    The first double
    Opening the batting for only the fifth time in his Test career, McCullum scores 225 in New Zealand's second innings against India in Hyderabad. It's his first double-century in Tests, and the second-highest score by a New Zealander in India, next to Bert Sutcliffe's 230* in Delhi in 1955.
    September 2012
    Another T20I hundred
    Becomes the first batsman to score two centuries in T20Is, smashing 123 off 58 balls in a World Twenty20 game against Bangladesh in Pallekele.
    December 2012
    Captaincy beckons
    Becomes New Zealand's leader in all three formats, taking over from Ross Taylor. The transition is mired in controversy, though, with Taylor dropping out of the subsequent tour to South Africa.
    January 2013
    A shocker in Cape Town
    In the first innings of his first Test as captain, New Zealand are shot out for 45, their third-lowest total in Tests. They lose both Tests of that series by an innings.
    December 2013
    A Test win at last
    In his 11th Test as captain - and after being denied a win by an incredible double-hundred by Darren Bravo in the previous game - New Zealand finally win a Test, beating West Indies by an innings and 73 runs in Wellington. They would go on to win 11 out of 19 Tests from here till the end of 2015.
    February 2014
    Making India suffer
    Twice in ten days McCullum makes 200-plus scores in Tests against India: 224 in Auckland, and then a monumental 775-minute 302 in Wellington, which saves New Zealand the Test from a hopeless position. His three 200-plus Test scores so far have all come against India, and his 302 is the highest Test score by a New Zealand batsman.
    November 2014
    Another double-hundred
    Scores 202 against Pakistan in Sharjah to become the first New Zealander to score four double-centuries in Tests. Almost gets another one in his next Test innings, making 195 off just 134 balls against Sri Lanka in Christchurch.
    March 2015
    A spectacular World Cup
    Leads New Zealand all the way to their first World Cup final, but Australia prove to be too strong in the title match in Melbourne. It is an outstanding campaign nevertheless, characterised by aggressive and imaginative leadership, and thrilling wins against Australia in a group game and in the semi-finals, against South Africa. McCullum scores 328 runs in the tournament at a strike rate of 188.50.
    December 2015
    Announces retirement
    Decides that the two-Test home series against Australia will be his last international fixtures. The first Test of that series, in Wellington, will be his 100th, making him the first player to play 100 consecutive Tests from debut.