Brendon McCullum: News

Brendon Barrie McCullum is a former New Zealand cricketer who captained the national team in all three formats of the game. A wicketkeeper-batsman, McCullum is easily one of the finest to play for the Kiwis. Known for his explosiveness as a batsman, he debuted in ODIs in 2002 and Tests in 2004. The best wicketkeeper to wear the colors of the Black Caps, he decided to stand down from wicketkeeping responsibilities in Tests to concentrate on his batting in 2010. In 2012, McCullum was appointed as the captain during turbulent times in New Zealand cricket. Although he started on a rather low note, under his leadership, the Kiwis became a team to watch out for. In 2014, he became the first Kiwi batsman to score a triple-hundred when he scored a monumental 302 against India in 775 minutes. Described as "brash" by himself, McCullum scored the fastest half-century in the 2015 World Cup and led Kiwis to the final. In 2016, he retired from international cricket and, in his last match, scored the fastest Test century ever. He announced his retirement from all forms of the game in 2019.

18 Mar 2023

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson slams sixth Test double-century, completes 8,000 runs 

Kane Williamson clocked his sixth double-century in Tests in the ongoing second and final game against Sri Lanka.

20 Feb 2023

England Cricket Team

Decoding Bazball: England's staggering record in the McCullum-Stokes era

England have been a formidable force in Tests ever since Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes took over as the head coach and captain, respectively.

18 Feb 2023

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes goes past McCullum's tally of most Test sixes

England skipper Ben Stokes has scripted history by becoming the batter with the most sixes in Tests.

16 Feb 2023

England Cricket Team

England make a stunning declaration in Day-Night Test versus NZ

In what can be called a stunning decision, England declared their first innings at 325/9 (58.2 overs) in the ongoing opening Test versus New Zealand.

25 Dec 2022

England Cricket Team

England's Test dominance in 2022: Decoding the notable batting numbers 

England scaled new heights in Test cricket in 2022.

11 Dec 2022

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes equals McCullum's record of most Test sixes: Stats

England Test captain Ben Stokes has equaled a historic record of his head coach Brendon McCullum in Test cricket.

04 Oct 2022

Moeen Ali

Will England's Moeen Ali return to Test cricket? He answers

English all-rounder Moeen Ali has ruled out the possibility of a return to Test cricket.

Brendon McCullum turns 41: Here are his notable records

Over half a decade after retiring from international cricket, Brendon McCullum remains one of the most explosive top-order batters.

12 Sep 2022

England Cricket Team

Decoding Test stats of England under head coach Brendon McCullum

England's captain-coach combo of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum guided the hosts to a nine-wicket win in the third Test against South Africa.

KKR appoint Chandrakant Pandit as head coach: Details here

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) named Chandrakant Pandit their new head coach on Wednesday.

12 May 2022

England Cricket Team

Brendon McCullum appointed England's head coach (Tests): Details here

Former New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum, has been appointed England Men's head coach (Tests).

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reveals bowel cancer diagnosis

Veteran New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns on Saturday revealed that he has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Kolkata Knight Riders appoint Bharat Arun as bowling coach

Indian Premier League outfit Kolkata Knight Riders have appointed Bharat Arun as their bowling coach ahead of the tournament's 15th edition.

Morgan, McCullum could be in trouble for old tweets

England skipper Eoin Morgan, wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum could be under the scanner for old social media posts.

England vs Pakistan, T20Is: Records that can be scripted

After winning the Test series 1-0, England will be aiming to get the job done in the three-match T20I series against Pakistan, starting Friday.

Mike Hesson opens up on New Zealand's captaincy debacle

Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson opened up on the infamous captaincy debacle of 2012.

#NewsBytesExplainer: The rise of New Zealand under Kane Williamson

New Zealand recently cleaned up the mighty Indians 3-0 and 2-0 in the ODI and Test series respectively.

Big Bash League: McCullum voices idea of introducing Kiwi team

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes introduction of one or more Kiwi teams may boost the competition of Australia's Big Bash League.

IPL: All-time XI of Kolkata Knight Riders

Right from the first ever IPL game where Brendon McCullum took the world by storm with his blistering knock, Kolkata Knight Riders have stamped their authority all along.

158* in IPL opener changed my life forever: Brendon McCullum

April 18 marked the beginning of an astonishing era for T20 cricket.

Feud with Taylor a stain for NZ cricket: Brendon McCullum

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum believes the race for captaincy affected his friendship with compatriot Ross Taylor to an extent.

IPL 2020: Top five opening matches in the tournament's history

The 13th edition of Indian Premier League is all set to begin with the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings facing arch-rivals Mumbai Indians on March 29.

A look at some top records held by Tom Latham

New Zealand opener Tom Latham came up with a prolific performance as he struck his 11th Test century, during the second Test against England in Hamilton on Friday.

23 Nov 2019

Kane Williamson

Do you remember these top rescue acts by BJ Watling?

New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling is in the headlines after having played a commendable innings in the ongoing first Test against England in Mount Maunganui.

Kolkata Knight Riders appoint David Hussey as chief mentor

Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have appointed former Australian cricketer David Hussey as the chief mentor of the side.

IPL 2020: KKR rope in World Cup winning coach Bayliss

Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have once again roped in ex-coach Trevor Bayliss for next season.

#IPL2019: This is what McCullum is thinking after going unsold

Brendon McCullum would have liked to see his name being picked by a franchise in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Auction.

2019 IPL auction: Top players who went unsold

The Indian Premier league (IPL) auction for the 12th edition was held in Jaipur on Tuesday.

New Zealand cricketer Nathan McCullum rubbishes rumors of his death

A report had been doing rounds on Facebook claiming that former New Zealand cricketer Nathan McCullum had passed away and that the news was announced by his wife herself.

2019 IPL auction: Players whom RCB should buy in December

Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) need to have a clear-cut strategy before the 2019 auction.

2019 IPL auction: Players whom KKR should acquire in December

Kolkata Knight Riders released 8 players in the IPL trade window and need some serious reinforcements in key areas.

#CricketInNumbers: Gayle a six away from scripting history

Chris Gayle is known for his blitz style of batting and on Saturday, the big West Indian batsman added another special record to his name.

McCullum believes T20 cricket will take over Tests

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum believes Test cricket will not survive in the future because of the rising popularity of T20 leagues across the world.

RR thrash RCB: Who is the winner and sinner?

Rajasthan Royals defeated the Bangalore outfit by 19 runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

IPL 2018: Probable playing XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore

The 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League was nothing short of a disaster for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

04 Mar 2018


Do you know these amazing cricket records?

Cricket has been in existence for more than 170 years. And in this period, several peculiar things have happened.

Colin Munro's record breaking century

Sport is all about breaking new records; there is always a first time, to everything.

Do you know these amazing cricket records?

Cricket has been in existence for more than 170 years. And in this period, various peculiar things have happened.

IPL: Ben Stokes powers RPS to victory against GL

Ben Stokes scored his maiden century in the Indian Premier League to guide Rising Pune Supergiant to a five-wicket victory against Gujarat Lions at Pune.

30 Apr 2017


Is Dhoni a good player in T20s?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's performance in the shortest format of the game has been in talks over the last few months.