BRENDON MCCULLUM

  • World Cup Final: Australia, New Zealand lock horns in battle of Oceania 4 hours 51 minutes ago

    The World Cup 2015 has been the most watched tournament surpassing all previous records and that is enough to call it a success. In terms of cricket it has been an exciting tournament if you love seeing boundaries hit but it has disturbed the balance between bat and ball to...
  • World Cup: Australia and NZ have been the stand out performers 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    After just short of six weeks of competition, it all comes down to Sunday's battle between the two host nations. I can't believe anyone can have too many complaints about the make-up of the game, as both Australia and New Zealand have been the stand out performers throughout this World...
  • New Zealand's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 8 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Zealand's historical four-wicket win over South Africa on 24th March 2015, which took them to the final of the World Cup, was their best result ever in the history of the most coveted tournament of the game. The Kiwis had played six semi-finals before their last-four clash against the Proteas,...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 8 hours 6 minutes ago

    Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • McCullum's letter to Indian fans: Come and support us in World Cup final 8 hours 12 minutes ago

    Earlier this week, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had written a letter to bosses across New Zealand, asking them to let employees have an off day so that they could support the Black Caps during their World Cup semifinal against South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand eventually won...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • New Zealand 'fearless' ahead of World Cup final 10 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum, New Zealand's multi-talented, muscular leader 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: When Brendon McCullum took over as captain of New Zealand in December 2014, the team was engulfed by dressing-room strife. Now, just over two years later, the Black Caps are in their first World Cup final and the muscular, multi-skilled McCullum is being feted as a national hero. The 33-year-old opener...
  • New Zealand unchanged for World Cup final 12 hours 27 minutes ago

    Melbourne: New Zealand will bring an unchanged lineup into Sunday's World Cup final against fellow co-hosts Australia in Melbourne, captain Brendon McCullum confirmed on Saturday. New Zealand head into the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after defeating South Africa by four wickets in Auckland in the semi-finals. New Zealand team: Martin...
  • World Cup: Terminally ill Martin Crowe braced for 'last' match 12 hours 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Terminally ill Martin Crowe admits that Sunday's World Cup final between his beloved New Zealand and Australia could be the last game he'll ever see. Known as one of the game's most stylish batsmen, the 52-year-old Crowe has been battling a rare blood disease, double-hit lymphoma. "My precarious life ahead may...
  • World Cup: Kiwis dream of toppling big brother Australia in finals 13 hours 34 minutes ago

    Wellington: Emergency supplies of beige-coloured clothing were being rushed across the Tasman Saturday as the build-up to the cricket World Cup final reached fever pitch in New Zealand. Brendon McCullum, with his infectious grin, had said before leading his side to a stunning semi-final win against South Africa that they were...
  • Winning World Cup will be NZ's finest moment in sport: Richard Hadlee 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee on Friday said that the Black Caps winning on Sunday against Australia would be the country's finest moment in sport. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the World for the first time with a victory over South Africa in the semi-finals on Tuesday....
  • World Cup: New Zealand's form meets Australia's pedigree Yesterday

    There's been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday's title decider. After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five...
  • World Cup: My mind and heart is with Australia, says Kris Srikkanth Yesterday

    The New Zealand attack consisting of Boult and co will not be able to move the ball as much as they did in their own country, giving Australia the upper hand, feels Kris Srikkanth. ...
  • NZ ready for one more big push in World Cup final: Tim Southee Yesterday

    Melbourne: Fast bowler Tim Southee says that after reaching the Cricket World Cup final for the first time and with their most well-rounded limited-overs team ever assembled, New Zealand are ready for "one more big push" to beat Australia and to write a new chapter in their history. Southee said New...
  • World Cup 2015: Feels like a dream for me, says Stephen Fleming 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming said he is in a dream state after the Black Caps' win over South Africa to seal a berth in the cricket World Cup final. Chasing 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set the tone for the co-hosts by smacking 59...
  • AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum are two gentlemen of the game 3 days ago

    "Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility...
  • Black Caps want World Cup fairytale for Daniel Vettori 3 days ago

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum on Wednesday conceded Daniel Vettori had probably played his last international innings on home soil, saying New Zealand were intent on giving the veteran a fairytale send-off in the World Cup final. Vettori was in the middle at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday night when the Black Caps...
  • Rain, blemishes conspire to knock South Africa out, NZ reach maiden final 4 days ago

    Cricket is a great leveler but you tell that to a South African in any corner of the world and you would notice that the eyes are getting red and the face turning pale, fuming with anger and frustration. A nation gripped with inflation, unemployment and crime rates going up at...
  • This is the best ever New Zealand team in a World Cup: Chris Harris 4 days ago

    This is the best ever New Zealand team to have taken the field in a World Cup, given the kind of potential we have in our batting and bowling, feels Chris Harris. ...
  • South Africa, rains and the World Cup jinx 4 days ago

    South Africa's tryst with rain God Zeus continued on Tuesday as it again played a cruel part in the outcome of the first semi-final of the World Cup 2015. New Zealand reached their first Cricket World Cup final when Grant Elliott struck a six from the penultimate ball to beat...
  • World Cup: It is the greatest time of our lives, says Brendon McCullum 4 days ago

    Auckland: A sensational win over South Africa in the heart-stopping semi-final has given New Zealand their maiden entry into the cricket World Cup final, a moment which victorious captain Brendon McCullum described as the "greatest time" of their lives. New Zealand recorded a historic four-wicket win over a fighting South Africa...
  • New Zealand create history, reach maiden World Cup final by beating South Africa 4 days ago

    Grant Elliott scored a match-winning 84 off 73 to power New Zealand (299/6) to their first ever World Cup final, beating South Africa (281/5) by 4 wickets (D/L) in a cliffhanger heavily affected by rain. New Zealand, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 298, reached 299 for 6 with a ball to...
  • Brendon McCullum urges fans to take leave and come out in large numbers to support Kiwis 4 days ago

    New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has written a letter of excuse to the fans, urging them to come out in large numbers to support the team when they take on South Africa in the 1st semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 on Tuesday at Eden Park. The World Cup...
  • New Zealand, South Africa battle it out for their first World Cup final 5 days ago

    The apartheid had given the Proteas enough pain that denied the world to watch some of the best cricketers in action starting with the likes of Barry Richards to Basil D'Oliveira, who later went on to play for England. Cricket, much like any other sport in the African nation, had...
  • World Cup: NZ and SA to battle out for a spot in the finals 5 days ago

    New Zealand and South Africa will face each other in the first semi-final of the World Cup 2015 with both teams bidding to reach the final for the first time. ...
  • World Cup: Martin Guptill is probably not quite done yet, says McCullum 5 days ago

    Auckland: Martin Guptill's double ton was the fillip New Zealand needed heading into their World Cup semi-final against South Africa, according to captain Brendon McCullum. At stake is an historic first appearance in the World Cup final with neither side having progressed past the semis in the past. New Zealand were forced...
  • New Zealand and South Africa on the cusp of history, eye first ever World Cup final 5 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand and South Africa meet in the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup on Tuesday, with both teams bidding to reach the final for the first time. Here are some things to watch for: Captains Fantastic New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and South Africa's AB de Villiers are not only the...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum rules out sledging against South Africa 5 days ago

    The ugly confrontation that marred New Zealand and South Africa's 2011 World Cup quarter-final is unlikely to be repeated in Tuesday's clash at Eden Park because the teams have 'grown up', New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum believes. The World Cup co-hosts play South Africa in the first semi-final in Auckland on...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's road to semi-finals 5 days ago

    New Zealand entered the World Cup 2015 quarter-finals with an unblemished record winning all the six matches and then won the match against the West Indies to set up their semi-final clash against South Africa. Martin Guptill's record-shattering double century at the Cake Tin sent New Zealand into the semi-finals after...