Brendon McCullum Biography, Age, Height, Centuries, Net Worth, Wife, ICC Rankings, Career

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Brendon Barrie McCullum, popularly known as Baz was born in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand on 27 September 1981. Brendon McCullum was the former right-hand batter who played and captained New Zealand for many years and is currently working as the head coach of the England Test team. During his cricketing years, Baz was known for his hard-hitting ability and was one of the most successful batters that ever played for New Zealand. McCullum was the first New Zealand player to score a triple hundred in tests and to score 2 centuries in T20Is.

Brendon McCullum was also the first player to score a century in the Indian Premier League. McCullum was also the first player and captain to smash a century in his farewell before getting retired on 24 February 2016 from International Cricket. Brendon McCullum was appointed as the head coach for the England Test team in May 2022. Under his leadership, England won the historic series against New Zealand by 3-0 and also defeated India in the 5th rescheduled test and made a record while chasing down the score.

Brendon McCullum Early Life and Education

Brendon McCullum started off playing cricket at the age of 6 years. Baz was always a batter and although he used to ball off-break he focused on batting. He played many matches for his school team and also captained them in his early days. He was picked up in the Under-17 squad of Otago and played for many years.

Brendon McCullum International Debut

Brendon McCullum Test Debut – 10 March 2004 against South Africa

Brendon McCullum ODI Debut – 17 January 2002 against Australia

Brendon McCullum T20I Debut – 17 February 2005 against Australia

Brendon McCullum Career

Brendon McCullum Domestic Career

In 2001, Brendon McCullum was picked up in the squad of Under-19 for New Zealand and scored 186 runs in a test against the Under-19 team of South Africa.

In 2006, Brendon McCullum went on to play County Championship and scored 160 runs in the first match for Glamorgan. In 2008, Brendon McCullum played in the State Shield final match for Otago and scored 170 runs.

Brendon McCullum was picked up in the squad of Warwickshire for the t20 tournament and scored the highest score of the tournament. He made 158 runs in just 64 balls.

Brendon McCullum International Career

Brendon McCullum made his International debut in an ODI match against Australia on 22 January 2022 in a Tri-Nation series. His debut didn’t go down well and made just 5 runs.

2 years later, Brendon McCullum made his Test debut in a match against South Africa. He didn’t score many runs in the series. However, in the next series against England, McCullum scored 96 runs and then smashed 143 runs in a Test against Bangladesh.

In 2007, he played a major role in the first-ever series win in Australia by 3-0.

Brendon McCullum played a major role for his team as apart from being an aggressive batter, he also kelp the gloves for the team.

In 2008, McCullum smashed 185 runs highest by any New Zealand batter in the history of tests.

In 2010, Brendon McCullum smashed his maiden T20I century and 2nd in the world. McCullum was also the first batter to score 1000 runs in T20Is.

In 2014, Brendon McCullum scored his maiden triple century and became the first-ever player from New Zealand to achieve the feat.

In 2015, Brendon McCullum became the first captain of New Zealand to lead his team to the finals of the World Cup. McCullum also made a record for the fastest half-century in the World Cup.

During 2014-15, McCullum scored 1 triple century and 3 double centuries.

In February 2016, Brendon McCullum played his last international ODI, and in the same month played his final international Test as well and scored a century in the farewell match.

Brendon McCullum IPL Career

Brendon McCullum made his IPL debut back in 2008 in the inaugural match of the Indian Premier League and smashed the highest score of T20 at that time. He scored 158 runs in the match including 13 sixes.

In 2011, Brendon McCullum was picked up in the team of Kochi Tuskers Kerala but returned back to KKR in the next season.

In 2014, Brendon McCullum was roped in by the Chennai Super Kings and stayed with the team till 2018.

Brendon McCullum paid his last IPL season in 2018 for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Brendon McCullum Coaching Career

Brendon McCullum started off his coaching career when he was appointed as the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2019. A few months later, he was appointed as the coach for Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL.

Brendon McCullum was appointed as the head coach for the England Test team in May 2022. Under his leadership, England won the historic series against New Zealand by 3-0 and also defeated India in the 5th rescheduled test and made a record while chasing down the score.

Brendon McCullum Stats

In Tests, Brendon McCullum has played 101 matches and scored 6453 runs including 12 centuries and 31 half centuries.

In ODIs, Brendon McCullum has played 260 matches and scored 6083 runs including 5 centuries and 32 half centuries.

In T20Is, Brendon McCullum has played 71 matches and scored 2140 runs including 2 centuries and 13 half centuries.

In IPL, Brendon McCullum has played 109 matches and scored 2880 runs including 2 centuries and 13 half centuries.

Brendon McCullum Records

· First player to score a century in IPL.

· First player to score a triple century for New Zealand.

· First player to score 150+ score in the farewell test.

· First player to score 1000 runs in T20Is.

· First player to score 2 T20I centuries.

Brendon McCullum Family

Brendon McCullum’s father Stuart McCullum was a club-level cricketer and played for Otago for many years. His brother Nathan McCullum also played for the club. Brendon McCullum got married to Ellissa McCullum in 2003 and the couple has 1 son and 2 daughters.

Personal Information

Brendon McCullum Full Name: Brendon Barrie McCullum

Brendon McCullum Nickname: Baz

Brendon McCullum Height: 170 cm

Brendon McCullum Birthplace: Otago, New Zealand

Brendon McCullum Date of Birth: 27 September 1981

Brendon McCullum Age: 40 years

Brendon McCullum Nationality: New Zealander

Brendon McCullum Religion: Christian

Brendon McCullum School: Kings High School, Dunedin

Brendon McCullum Marital Status: Married

Brendon McCullum Jersey Number: 42

Brendon McCullum Batting style: Right-hand bat

Brendon McCullum Favorite Shot: On Drive

Brendon McCullum Hobbies: Playing Golf

FAQs

1. When did Brendon McCullum make his debut?

Brendon McCullum made his International debut in an ODI match against Australia on 22 January 2022 in a Tri-Nation series. His debut didn’t go down well and made just 5 runs.

2. How many runs did Brendon McCullum score in Tests?

In Tests, Brendon McCullum has played 101 matches and scored 6453 runs including 12 centuries and 31 half centuries.

3. Who is Brendon McCullum’s wife?

Brendon McCullum got married to Ellissa McCullum in 2003 and the couple have 1 son and 2 daughters.

4. Who is the coach England?

Brendon McCullum was appointed as the head coach for the England Test team in May 2022.

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