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  • IPL 8: Tim Southee eyeing Brendon McCullum's wicket Yesterday

    Around two months back, on February 20 in Wellington, Brendon McCullum and Tim Southee joined forces to dismantle, and even embarrass, England in their 2015 World Cup clash. First, Southee bowled one of the great spells in One-Day International history, ending with 7 for 33 that would be remembered for years...
  • We complement each other well: Brendon McCullum on Dwayne Smith Yesterday

    Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings explosive batsman Brendon McCullum said on Saturday that contrary to popular belief, he complements his opening partner Dwayne Smith rather than competing against the West Indian. Chasing a stiff target of 184, the duo built a 109-run opening stand to set the foundation for the thumping six-wicket...
  • IPL 8: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum fire CSK to third straight win 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum shared a breathtaking 109-run stand off 44 balls as Chennai Super Kings outplayed Mumbai Indians by six wickets for their third straight win in the IPL 8 on Friday. Mumbai Indians recovered from a poor start to post a competitive 183 for seven but...
  • IPL 8: Modest Brendon McCullum brings back memories of 2008 1 week ago

    Memories of Brendon McCullum's century in the opening game of Indian Premier League's inaugural edition in 2008 returned seven seasons later on a Saturday in Chennai where the New Zealand captain, playing for the Chennai Super Kings, blasted an unbeaten 56-ball 100. McCullum has been in prolific big-hitting form over the...
  • IPL 8: VVS Laxman hails special innings from Brendon McCullum April 11, 2015

    Chennai: Lauding Chennai Super Kings opener Brendon McCullum's unbeaten 100 in his side's second consecutive win in IPL-8, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman on Saturday said the New Zealender's first ton of the season was a "special innings". Riding on McCullum's 56-ball knock and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 29-ball 53, CSK...
  • Brendon McCullum stars as Chennai Super Kings rout Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 8 April 11, 2015

    Chennai: Opener Brendon McCullum blazed his way to the season's first century as Chennai Super Kings registered a convincing 45-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday. Electing to bat at the M A Chidambaram stadium, McCullum reached his century in the last...
  • CNN-IBN cricket experts pick up 2015 World Cup dream team April 2, 2015

    Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win their fifth World Cup title. ...
  • New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning: Stephen Fleming April 2, 2015

    Brendon McCullum's inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year's World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said. Since last year, New Zealand at home have won test series against India, West Indies and Sri Lanka...
  • New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum wins Richard Hadlee Medal April 1, 2015

    New Zealand Cricket (NZC) honoured Brendon McCullum and his boys at the NZC Awards in Auckland on Wednesday (April 1), with the top award - the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal -going to the captain and Kane Williamson taking home four trophies. McCullum's innovative captaincy was one of the highlights of New...
  • IPL 8: Stage is set for World Cup hero Brendon McCullum April 1, 2015

    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when Brendon McCullum's name is taken? The nonchalance with which he pulls off some of the toughest catches, perhaps? Or the energy with which he tries to run down practically every ball headed in the direction of the ropes? Maybe the...
  • McCullum and Co. played their heart out in the World Cup, says Chris Harris March 31, 2015

    Hailing McCullum and company for playing their hearts out, former Kiwi all-rounder Harris said the current team of players can carry on for 4-5 years. ...
  • Brendon McCullum joins Birmingham Bears T20 Blast squad March 31, 2015

    London: Birmingham Bears have pulled off a major coup by signing New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to help retain their NatWest T20 Blast title. McCullum, whose runs as opening batsman helped the Black Caps reach the Cricket World Cup Final, has agreed to a seven-match deal with the Bears. The 33-year-old, recognised...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: CricketNext's World Cup XI March 31, 2015

    The ICC Cricket World Cup saw a lot of moments to savour with players coming up with some match-changing moments. At the end of two and a half months, Australia are once again at the top of the world as they got the better of a hapless New Zealand side...
  • New Zealand’s inexperience was a contributing factor to World Cup final loss March 31, 2015

    From the outset, most people, including myself, had picked Australia and New Zealand as the two teams most likely to win the 2015 World Cup. Both teams were successful over the last six weeks of competition and for them to clash in the final of the tournament then was a...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Bring back the old ODI rules March 31, 2015

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) On papers Australia were the best team and they won the World...
  • Australia are worthy of their fifth World Cup title March 30, 2015

    Melbourne: The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title. Michael Clarke's side had the best blend of deep batting, strong fielding and, most...
  • No Indian in ICC's World Cup XI led by Brendon McCullum March 30, 2015

    Dubai: Not a single Indian cricketer found a place in the ICC's World Cup XI which was dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain. The ICC team features five New Zealanders, including McCullum, despite their seven-wicket loss to Australia in...
  • Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Sunday kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final. Asked if he would be following Michael Clarke in announcing ODI retirement, McCullum neither denied...
  • Scarred New Zealand go home winning hearts, Australia with the Cup March 29, 2015

    The greatest trick the devil ever played was to convince the world that it doesn't exist and New Zealand never really saw it coming as sometimes the old cliche of morning shows the day can be misleading to say the least. Brendon McCullum, the night before the World Cup would have...
  • Reaction to Australia's fifth World Cup victory March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Following are reactions to Australia's fifth World Cup triumph after they beat New Zealand in Sunday's final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia captain Michael Clarke: "I think obviously there's no such thing as fairy-tales in sport, but that's probably as close as it gets for me. Not only to win...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Brendon McCullum's wicket was turning point March 29, 2015

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Honestly I didn't expect the defeat. I was so disappointed because they played so well...
  • World Cup: New Zealand hold back retirements to allow Australia to bask March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Some New Zealand players may have decided to call time on their one-day or international careers but there will be no immediate announcements to allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph, skipper Brendon McCullum said on Sunday. Australia skipper Michael Clarke announced his retirement from one-day internationals on...
  • Mitchell Starc's perseverance pays off with World Cup honours March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Months after being labeled "soft" by one of Australia's cricket greats and being dropped from Australia's Test XI, Mitchell Starc has been deservedly voted the player of the World Cup. Starc's worth to the Australian team was never more evident than when he dismissed New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in...
  • Brendon McCullum proud of New Zealand despite losing World Cup final March 29, 2015

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he had no regrets after his team were beaten by Australia in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Despite being bowled for a duck in the first over of the day then seeing his team beaten by seven wickets, a...
  • As it happened: Australia vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2015 Final March 29, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) After two of months of grueling cricket, we have got our two finalists; Australia and New Zealand as they battle it out for the coveted trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia have had a brilliant tournament so far with all their...
  • World Cup Final: Australia, New Zealand lock horns in battle of Oceania March 28, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    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) March 28, 2015

    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,...