Brendon McCullum

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27, 1981
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand


Former New Zealand captain regarded as one of the Black Caps' best batsmen of all time. The first New Zealander to score a triple century, he retired with second-most Test runs scored in his country's history. He served as captain in all three forms of the game.

Before Fame

He made his first-class debut with Otago in 1999. He made his ODI debut in 2002 and played in his first Test match in 2004.


He set a Test record for fastest century, reaching 100 off only 54 balls in 2016. He was the first player to score more than 2,000 runs in a T20I career.

Family Life

He has two children, Riley and Maya, with his wife Elissa Arthur.

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When he retired, he was second only to Stephen Fleming for Test runs scored all-time by a New Zealand cricketer.