31 Facts About Brendon McCullum

1. Brendon McCullum became only the second New Zealand player ever to have been invited to deliver the Cowdrey lecture.

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2. Brendon McCullum still occasionally keeps wickets for domestic T20s until 2015.

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3. Brendon McCullum was picked for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup as an opening batsman due to inconsistencies from Martin Guptill and Tom Latham and the emergence of Grant Elliott as a solid option at number five batsman.

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4. Brendon McCullum got his first wicket in all forms of international cricket from a caught-and-bowled against Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan which ended their first innings in 2014.

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5. Brendon McCullum had to decide whether to play for New South Wales, KKR, or Otago in the 1st edition of the Champions League Twenty20.

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6. Brendon McCullum is a very seldomly-used part-time medium pace bowler in tests.

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7. Brendon McCullum took four catches as a fielder at first slip, deputising for the injured Ross Taylor.

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8. Brendon McCullum became the second player since Jason Gillespie to score a hundred or more in his final test.

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9. Brendon McCullum went on to score a century off 54 balls, beating joint record by West Indian Viv Richard and Pakistani Misbah-ul-Haq's record for the fastest test century by 2 balls.

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10. Brendon McCullum hit his 102nd career six to surpass Adam Gilchrist as the most prolific six-hitter in test cricket.

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11. Brendon McCullum led the New Zealand team to their first World Cup final, scoring timely innings in the pool match against Australia and South Africa in the semi-final.

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12. Brendon McCullum closed the year with a triple century and two double centuries, the third person to do so after Donald Bradman and Michael Clarke.

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13. Brendon McCullum was bowled out on 202 after hitting ten sixes in his innings, by far a record for New Zealand opening batsman.

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14. On 21 November 2014, Brendon McCullum took his first ever wicket at test level, a caught-and-bowled of Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed during their second test.

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15. Brendon McCullum shared a 352 run partnership with BJ Watling, then a record sixth wicket stand, rescuing New Zealand from a likely innings defeat.

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16. On 28 June 2010, Brendon McCullum announced that he will not keep wicket for New Zealand in Test matches.

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17. On 4 May 2010 Brendon McCullum became the first player to score 1,000 T20 international runs.

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18. Brendon McCullum was given a guard of honour upon entry onto the field, and was given a standing ovation once dismissed.

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19. Brendon McCullum scored 25 off 27, when he was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood one ball after hitting him for a 6.

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20. On 22 February 2016, Brendon McCullum played his last innings in a Test Match against Australia.

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21. On 22 December 2015, Brendon McCullum announced his intention to retire from International cricket at the end of the southern summer in his home test against Australia, rather than after the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

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22. Brendon McCullum reached his 50 off 32 deliveries and his century off 65 deliveries.

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23. Brendon McCullum donated his match fee from the game to Otago Junior Cricket.

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24. Brendon McCullum played for Glamorgan in 2006 and he scored 160 opening the batting against Leicestershire in the County Championship.

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25. Brendon McCullum scored the fastest LA hundred off 52 balls, including 14 fours and 5 sixes.

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26. Brendon McCullum is acting presently as a Mentor and Captain for Lahore Qalandars franchise cricket team in Pakistan Super League.

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27. Brendon McCullum retired from all international cricket on 24 February 2016.

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28. On 22 December 2015, Brendon McCullum announced he would retire from international cricket at the end of the southern summer, joining his brother who had earlier that year announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

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29. Brendon McCullum played the 2014 and 2015 seasons for the Chennai Super Kings.

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30. Brendon McCullum was the first batsman to score 2 tons in t20I.

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31. Brendon McCullum took quick scoring to Test matches as well, notably recording the fastest test century of all time.

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