Brendon McCullum Biography 


Brendon McCullum is a former New Zealand cricketer. He has played all formats of the game, and also one of the most successful captains in all format. He is one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen and most probably the hardest hitters of the ball in world cricket. McCullum made his ODI debut against Australia in 2002.



Brendon McCullum Zealand Cricketer – Basic Information 

  • Name: Brendon Barrie McCullum
  • Nickname: Baz
  • Role: Batsman, wicket-keeper
  • Batting Style: Right-Handed

      Brendon McCullum Physical Appearance

Source: Instagram
  • Height (approx.): 5’7″
  • Weight (approx.): 70 kg
  • Eye Colour: Blue
  • Hair Colour: Golden Brown

Personal Life Of Brendon McCullum

  • Date of Birth: 27 September 1981
  • Age: 38 (as of 2020)
  • Birth Place: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • School: King’s High School, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • College: N/A
  • Educational Qualifications: High School Graduate

Brendon McCullum Family & Religion

  • Father: Stuart McCullum
  • Mother: Not Known
  • Brother: Nathan McCullum
  • Sister: Not Known
  • Coach/Mentor: Craig MacMillan
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Address: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Cricket Career Of Brendon McCullum

  • Test: 10 March 2004 v South Africa
  • ODI: 17 January 2002 v Australia
  • T20: 17 February 2005 v Australia
  • Jersey Number:42
  • Domestic/State Teams: Otago, Canterbury, Glamorgan, New South Wales, Sussex, Brisbane Heat, Warwickshire, Middlesex, MCC, Rangpur Riders, Kandahar Knights, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Lahore Qalandars.
  • Nature on the field: Calm

Batting Career 

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 101 176 9 6453 302 38.64 9989 64.6 12 4 31 776 107
ODI 260 228 28 6083 166 30.41 6312 96.37 5 0 32 577 200
T20I 71 70 10 2140 123 35.67 1571 136.22 2 0 13 199 91
IPL 109 109 5 2880 158 27.69 2186 131.75 2 0 13 293 130

Bowling Career

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 101 8 175 88 1 1/1 1/13 3.02 88.0 175.0 0 0
ODI 260 1 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
T20I 71
IPL 109


Source: Cricbuzz 


  Highlighted Records of Brendon McCullum         

  • He holds the record for fastest test century which he made against Australia in just 54 balls.
  • In 2014, he became first-ever Kiwi to score a triple century, against India he scored 302 runs.
  • Until he was playing he had the most centuries, fours, fifties, sixes in the T20 format.
  • Brendon McCullum still holds the record of the maximum number of sixes in Test cricket.

Brendon McCullum Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Horse Riding, Playing Rugby and Golf.
  • Favourite Cricketers: Vivian Richards
  • Most Favorite Sportspersons: N/A
  • Favourite Food: N/A
  • Favourite Color: N/A

Relationship Status Brendon McCullum


  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Ellissa McCullum
  • Marriage Date: 2003
  • Children: Two daughters and a son

Awards and Recognitions


  • New Zealand Sportsman Of The Year award:- 2014
  •  T20 Player of the Year by New Zealand Cricket for the 2012-13 season.
  • Then in 2016, won the Sport New Zealand Leadership Award.
  • After his retirement, he was appointed as head coach for Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbogo Knight Riders.

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Controversies did by Brendon McCullum

  • In 2006, In a test match against Sri Lanka, he dismissed Muttiah Muralitharan in a manner which is not accepted by the cricket fans. Kumar Sangakkara was playing on 99 and he completed his century with a single also Muruli completed the run and went to congratulate Sangakkara for his century. McCullum thought Muruli was going for the second run and took the bails off. The third umpire gave him out. Ten years later, in 2016 he apologized for his mistake.
  •  It is believed that McCullum was the man behind Ross Taylor’s sudden sack as the skipper. In his book, he denied any role in replacing Ross for the captaincy.

Lesser Known Facts

  • His father Stuart McCullum was a first-class cricketer who played for Otago.
  • His brother Nathan McCullum is also a New Zealand international cricketer.
  • Under his aggressive captaincy, for the first time, New Zealand qualified for a Cricket World Cup final in 2015.
  • In the very first match of IPL, he scored unbeaten 158 runs in just 73 balls against RCB, playing for KKR.
  • In 2016, he released his autobiography titled ‘Declared’.

Source: YouTube 

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