BRENDON MCCULLUM

  • New Zealand reposition Brendon McCullum for Sri Lanka series 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is set to return to his customary middle-order slot for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Christchurch on Boxing Day. McCullum opened with Tom Latham in all three Tests during the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, scoring a double-century...
  • Mike Hesson lauds New Zealand`s undefeated Test series run December 2, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Tuesday lauded his team`s unbeaten Test series run and the bounce back against Pakistan to level the three Tests. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to win the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday, levelling the series 1-1. Pakistan...
  • Brendon McCullum hails 'band of brothers' after Hughes tragedy December 1, 2014

    Sharjah: Skipper Brendon McCullum hailed New Zealand's "not so easy" series-levelling win in the third Test against Pakistan on Sunday in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to level the three-match series 1-1 in a Test overshadowed by...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 5 November 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Brendon McCullum smashed a double-hundred but Kane Williamson missed his by eight runs as New Zealand posted their highest total against Pakistan in the third Test in Sharjah on Saturday. McCullum hit 202 while Williamson made 192...
  • New Zealand are heartbroken: Brendon McCullum pays tribute to Hughes November 30, 2014

    Sharjah: Phillip Hughes' shocking death continues to resonate across the cricketing world with New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum paying tribute to the late Australian batsman on Sunday by stating that his side has been left heartbroken by the tragedy. The Kiwis are currently playing a series against Pakistan here but McCullum...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • 3rd Test: McCullum, Craig put Pakistan on back foot in Sharjah November 28, 2014

    Sharjah: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351 on Friday. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever test hundred off 78 balls, and he and Kane Williamson combined for the Kiwis'...
  • New Zealand pin hopes on bowlers to challenge Pakistan November 25, 2014

    Sharjah: New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah from Wednesday. A bold declaration by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in Dubai last...
  • Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq hail exciting Dubai Test November 22, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand and Pakistan captains Brendon McCullum and Misbah-ul Haq hailed the riveting Test between their countries which ended in an exciting draw on Friday. Pakistan, set to chase 261 in a possible 72 overs, finished 65 runs short at 196 for 5. Both teams could have won though. The result...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 November 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: Pakistan: Shan Masood, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, James Neesham, BJ...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 November 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat first against New Zealand in the first Test. Pakistan went in with the same eleven that defeated Australia last week. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson were declared fit by...
  • McCullum, Clarke are the two premier ODI captains, says Fleming November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Stephen Fleming's six-year partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the Chennai Super Kings has been a successful one but the former New Zealand captain rates countryman Brendon McCullum and Australian Michael Clarke as better ODI captains at the moment. "I believe Brendon McCullum and Michael Clarke are the two...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd ODI October 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opted to field against South Africa. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock,...
  • Ryder not ready for New Zealand return, says McCullum October 24, 2014

    Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Ryder, who has been kept out of the national side due to multiple off-field incidents, smashed 136 off just 57 balls for Otago against an...
  • Brendon McCullum to testify in Cairns perjury trial October 18, 2014

    New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum says he will testify against former team-mate Chris Cairns in a perjury trial in London next year because he feels a duty "to protect the game." McCullum will be among as many as 12 leading cricketers who may be called to give evidence when the...
  • Brendon McCullum has matchfixing evidence September 18, 2014

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged matchfixing approaches from a former teammate, believed to be Chris Cairns. McCullum is currently caught in a legal battle, with a High Court injunction put out to stop a newspaper in New Zealand from...
  • CLT20: Doeschate, Russell take Kolkata to a threewicket win over Chennai September 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a threewicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Wednesday. Chasing a competitive 158 for win, KKR...
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson extends contract September 3, 2014

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson signed a twoyear contract extension on Wednesday in a major vote of confidence for the young Black Caps' mentor. Hesson, 39, took over in mid2012 with New Zealand in the doldrums after a poor run of defeats and soon created controversy by axing the popular Ross...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20 July 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI: Kane Williamson, James Neesham,...
  • 1st T20: New Zealand beat West Indies in a rainhit contest July 6, 2014

    Roseau: Captain Brendon McCullum hit 40 off 35 balls as New Zealand wrapped up a 12run Duckworth/Lewis victory over the West Indies in a rainy opening Twenty20 at Windsor Park on Saturday. In a match reduced to 18 overs per side by light rain, New Zealand were well placed at 117...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Prematch: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 June 26, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bat first. Just one change for New Zealand, Neil Wagner in for Ish Sodhi. While West Indies include Shillingford and Jason Holder. Teams: West Indies: Gayle, Brathwaite, Edwards, Bravo, Chanderpaul,...
  • One bad session cost us second Test, says McCullum June 22, 2014

    PortofSpain: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes one bad session cost his side the second Test against West Indies, and says they need to stick to their game plan if they are to win the third Test and the series. The Black Caps won the opening Test by 186 runs in...
  • WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened June 16, 2014

    Catch live action from the first day at Port of Spain Test as West Indies try to draw level in the series. (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies are likely to go with a threepronged pace attack in the second Test as they...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 at Kingston June 11, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PreMatch: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially matchwinning 246run first innings lead late on the third day of the first...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 3 June 10, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PreMatch: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, Day 2 June 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240 for 2 against the West Indies at the close of Day 1. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 1 June 8, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bat against West Indies at Kingston. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult West Indies: Chris Gayle,...
  • Run outs of Raina, McCullum saw Chennai lose momentum: Stephen Fleming May 31, 2014

    The runouts of Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum saw Chennai Super Kings lose momentum when chasing the huge target set by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Qualifier 2, said CSK's coach Stephen Fleming after his side lost by 24 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. "We did not feel we were...
  • Matchfixing claims 'absurd, bizarre, scary', says Chris Cairns May 30, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reiterated on Friday he was innocent of any involvement in matchfixing and described the accusations against him as "absurd, bizarre and scary". Cairns read out a statement at Auckland airport after returning from London, where he was interviewed at his own request by London...