Brendon Barrie McCullum


BBM, B Mac, Baz


Cricket Coach & Former New Zealand Cricketer


27 September 1981


41 years old(as of 2022)


Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand


Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand


Matamata-Piako District, New Zealand


Stuart McCullum


Nathan McCullum(Elder)


Ellissa McCullum




Riley McCullam(Son)
Maya Mccullum(Daughter)
One more daughter


170 cms, 1.7 m or 5 feet 7 inches


70 kgs(approx)


King’s High School, Dunedin, New Zealand


high school graduate


Horse Riding, playing Rugby & Golf








$7 million usd

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Brendon McCullum Family
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Brendon Barrie McCullum, ONZM, is a cricket coach, commentator, and former New Zealand representative who played in all formats and served as captain. He was born on September 27, 1981. Brendon McCullum was known for his swift scoring, and he is famous for having scored the fastest test century ever. He is regarded as one of New Zealand cricket’s best batsmen and captains. In August 2019, he ended his career in cricket in all its forms. McCullum is now the team’s head coach for the test matches of England Cricket.

The first and so far only Kiwi player to have scored two T20I centuries and 2000 runs in T20I, Brendon McCullum was the previous leader in runs scored in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket (apart from Martin Guptill). On February 18, 2014, against India, he scored 302 runs to become the first player from New Zealand to ever record a triple hundred in a Test. He was the first New Zealander to score 1000 test runs in a calendar year in 2014 as well (1164). Kane Williamson broke the mark in 2015 with 1172 runs. In his final Test match, which took place on February 20, 2016, McCullum recorded the quickest-ever Test century, reaching 145 off 79 balls and breaking Vivian Richards’ mark of 56 balls. In Test cricket, he also holds the record for the fastest 150.

The first batsman to reach two tonnes in T20I was McCullum. Brendon McCullum held the records for the highest individual score in a Twenty20 International (123 against Bangladesh in 2012) and the third-highest individual score in Twenty20 cricket (158 not out for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008). Aaron Finch (172 against Zimbabwe for Australia) and Chris Gayle (175 against the Pune Warriors India) later broke these records for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 IPL. He played for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala in between stints with the Kolkata Knight Riders from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2012 to 2013. He played with the Chennai Super Kings in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Up until 2013, Brendon McCullum worked as a wicketkeeper.

Along with his brother, who had earlier that year declared his retirement from all forms of cricket, McCullum revealed on December 22, 2015, that he would retire from international cricket at the conclusion of the southern summer. He is also the first captain to score a century in his final test and the captain with the most runs scored (170) in a test. On February 24, 2016, he ended his career as an international cricket player.

At the provincial level, McCullum and his brother Nathan McCullum also competed for Otago. Stuart McCullum, their father, was a first-class player for the team. Additionally, Brendon McCullum participated in a variety of Twenty20 tournaments worldwide for franchise teams.

Tough times don’t last, but tough blokes do.

– Brendon McCullum


At the age of 6, Brendon McCullum began playing cricket. Baz was always a batter, even though he occasionally batted off-break. He participated in numerous games for his school’s squad and, in his early years, served as captain. He was chosen for the Otago Under-17 team and played for many years.
Brendon McCullum participated in a Test series against England in 2004, and at the time, his innings of 96 at Lord’s was his highest score. Several months later, he hit 143 against Bangladesh for his first Test century. He was dismissed just one short of reaching his second Test hundred during a match against Sri Lanka. Later, against Zimbabwe, he would score his second century with a run-a-ball score of 111.
In July 2005, he was chosen to play for the 20-man ICC World XI team in the ICC Super Series. Brendon McCullum made 86 unbeaten runs on February 20, 2007, helping New Zealand become the first side to sweep Australia in a three-match ODI series since 1997. He and Craig McMillan combined to score 165 during the innings, tying the previous record for a sixth-wicket partnership. He beat Bangladesh on December 31, 2007, scoring 50 runs on just 19 balls. With a strike rate of 285.71, he scored 80 runs in his final 28 balls, including 9 fours and 6 sixes.


He currently holds the record for the quickest test century, which he achieved on his final outing for the Whites. In just 54 balls against Australia, he reached his century.

With 2140 runs, he was the top scorer for New Zealand in the T2os. His countryman Martin Guptill later outperformed him.

Up till he stopped playing, he had the most centuries, fours, the fifties, and sixes in T20Is.

With 107 sixes, McCullum continues to retain the record for most sixes in test matches. Adam Gilchrist is second with 100 sixes.

He achieved the first-ever test triple tonne in February 2014, making him a Kiwi. At Hamilton, he defeated India and scored 302.


Brendon McCullum held the record for amassing the most runs in the T20 format at the time of his retirement. With 2,140 runs under his belt, McCullum was around 500 runs ahead of Martin Guptill, his counterpart and the runner-up on the list of top run scorers.

Additionally, in the game’s smallest version at the time, he had the most fifties, centuries, sixes, and fours.

Against a well-balanced squad like India in February 2014, McCullum became the first New Zealander to score a triple tonne (302 off 559 deliveries) in test cricket.

When McCullum beat his own “fastest 50 in World Cup” mark, he entered the record books once more. McCullum broke his own 20-ball-50 record against Canada at the 2007 World Cup by scoring 50 runs in just 18 balls at the 2015 World Cup.

In his final test match, McCullum broke Sir Vivian Richards’ 30-year record for the fastest test century by scoring an incredible century off just 54 deliveries against Australia.

McCullum’s test career came to an end with a staggering total of 107 sixes. Notably, Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist previously held the record with 100 sixes.


Brendon McCullum became the first New Zealand batsman to score a triple century in 2014 when he scored 302 runs in the third innings of the second test against India at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. He and BJ Watling shared a 352-run partnership, then a record sixth-wicket stand, saving New Zealand from an innings defeat. McCullum finished the innings with 680/8d, New Zealand’s highest-ever innings and the highest-ever third innings in Test cricket history.

During the second test against Pakistan, McCullum took his first-ever test wicket, a caught-and-bowled of Sarfraz Ahmed. On November 29, 2014, McCullum scored a century against the same opposition on day 2 of the third test, after both teams decided to call off play the day before as a tribute to Phillip Hughes, and hand-written P.H. under each player’s squad number as an additional mark of respect. He was bowled out for 202 after hitting eleven sixes in his innings, a New Zealand opening batsman record. Two years after his debut as captain of New Zealand, in which the team was bowled out for a meagre 45, the Black Caps regained their respectability.

McCullum scored 195 in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test at Hagley Oval, becoming the first New Zealander to reach 1000 test runs in a calendar year (1164 at the end of the match, with Kane Williamson at 929), and the fastest test century (in 74 balls), breaking his own record set against Pakistan in Sharjah. He fell 5 runs short of his fourth 200+ score of the year. His 33 test sixes in a single calendar year are also a world record. It should also be noted that New Zealand only played nine test matches in 2014.

He also contributed to New Zealand scoring 429/7 on day one, the most runs scored by the Kiwis in a single day of test cricket. It ended with an 8-wicket win, giving the team 5 test victories out of 9 in 2014, the most in a calendar year. He also finished the year with a triple century and two double centuries, becoming only the third person in history to do so, following Donald Bradman and Michael Clarke.

McCullum returned to Basin Reserve on January 3, 2015, where he scored his triple-century against India. Despite a 2-ball duck on a green pitch and three errors as a fielder, he was given a key to Wellington, the symbolic equivalent of “Honorary Citizen,” in recognition of his heroics the previous year, becoming the third person to receive the honor after Wellington-born Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor, who were recognized by the city for their work on the Lord of the Rings films.
He was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for his efforts during the 2014-15 season.


In August 2019, he was named head coach of both the Trinbago Knight Riders and the Kolkata Knight Riders.  Trinbago Knight Riders won their fourth CPL title under his leadership in 2020.

England’s Coach

He was named the England cricket team’s Test format head coach on May 12, 2022. His first assignment was a three-match home series against his home country, New Zealand, which England won by five wickets at Lord’s. He then led the team to a second five-wicket win at Trent Bridge, a batting-friendly venue. McCullum’s coaching was evident in Joe Root’s brilliant 176 in the first innings, as well as the bowling in the second innings, with McCullum advising England captain Ben Stokes on positions. The series’ clean sweep was completed with a 7-wicket victory in the third Test at Headingley.

Following that, England defeated India at Edgbaston, chasing down a national record 378 for the loss of only three wickets. Andrew Miller, the UK editor of ESPNcricinfo, dubbed the new attacking, positive intention approach instituted by McCullum and captain Ben Stokes BazBall, after McCullum’s nickname. The phrase has gained popularity in the wider media.

From July to September 2022, the South African cricket team visited England to play three Test matches, three One Day International (ODI) matches, and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The series was won by England 2-1.
During England’s winter 2022 tour of Pakistan, he led the team to the first-ever 3-0 home series whitewash of Pakistan.



Stuart McCullum, the father of Brendon McCullum, played club cricket for Otago for many years. Nathan McCullum, his brother, was a club player as well. Brendon McCullum wed Ellissa McCullum in 2003, and the two are parents to one boy and two girls.


    • In taking this role on, I am acutely aware of the significant challenges the team faces at present, and I strongly believe in my ability to help the team emerge as a stronger force once we’ve confronted them head-on.”
    • “It’s about being true to yourself and backing your own ability. You can’t be anyone else. You have to be yourself.”
    • “I want to be remembered for being a winner, for being someone who gave everything to the team.”
    • “I think the key is to be true to yourself and not try to be someone else.”
    • “I’m a big believer in playing with freedom and expressing yourself.”
  • “One of the most important things is to believe in yourself and back yourself.”


Stuart, his father, was a former cricket player for Otago, appearing in 75 first-class games.

For the first time, under his leadership, New Zealand advanced to the World Cup finals (2015).

McCullum’s cricket career officially got underway in 1996 when he joined the Otago U-17.

He couldn’t have made a better IPL debut. In the opening game of the 2008 IPL competition, McCullum, who was playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), smashed 158* off just 73 balls against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He scored another unbeaten 158 for the Birmingham Bears seven years later (Warwickshire). It’s interesting that he only accepted 64 deliveries this time.

The time McCullum spent behind the wickets was enough for him to achieve milestones and break records, even if he had to give up the gloves due to a chronic backache. McCullum is New Zealand’s top wicketkeeper to date, with a total of 462 “caught behinds” in all formats of international cricket.

When McCullum took over as New Zealand’s full-time captain in place of Ross Taylor, the team was ranked seventh in Tests and ninth in ODIs. His unparalleled leadership abilities propelled them to the top three in both Tests and ODIs within three years.

McCullum occasionally writes columns for The Daily Mail, a newspaper in England. Additionally, in 2016 he published his autobiography, Declared.

In a veiled attack on his teammate Brendon McCullum, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni sought to blame the qualifier defeat on the “experienced international cricketer,” claiming that the batsman acted recklessly.


When he dismissed Muttiah Muralitharan in 2006 in a move that was viewed as being beyond the rules of the game, McCullum had to deal with the wrath of cricket fans. Sri Lanka was nine runs down in the second innings of the first Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Christchurch, while Sangakkara was still at the crease at 99*. Little did he know what was going to happen when he hit a single and waved his bat in celebration. After finishing the run and reaching the striker’s end, Muralitharan went back to congratulate his teammate on his century. Just as he turned to do so, however, McCullum grabbed the ball, removed the bails, and appealed for a run-out to the umpire, who granted it.

Ten years later, in 2016, at the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord’s, McCullum bravely apologized for his error. Nearly ten years after chasing Murali away, he declared, “I perceive things quite differently, and I would think that I am a very different person. Tonight, Kumar Sangakkara is present. Sanga, you have my utmost respect. You are a friend to me. And I’d like to use this chance to apologize to you and Murali for what I did on that particular day. I want to discuss with you the factors that, in my opinion, served as the main impetuses for my shift in strategy. And it’s fair to say that they entered my profession quite late.

Ross Taylor’s abrupt removal as team captain is thought to have been the work of McCullum. According to McCullum’s book “Declared,” Ross Taylor didn’t get along with the squad very well and might not have been the best candidate for the position. He denied having any part in Taylor’s termination, though.

When then-New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum revealed to the ICC Anti-Corruption bureau in late 2014 that his former teammate Chris Cairns had approached him three times with “spot-fixing” proposals before the IPL’s first season in 2008, the whole cricket community was shocked. According to McCullum, Cairns promised to pay up to $180,000 for each spot fix. However, Cairns was declared “not guilty” following months of testimony and trials.


Brendon McCullum has a $7 million net worth. The most well-known player in the sport of cricket to achieve such a high point in his career is none other than Brendon McCullum, as the name implies. He has repeatedly demonstrated that nothing could stop you from becoming a major participant in the world if you had a dream and the determination to fulfill it. Brendon McCullum is one of the top players in the world right now. Brendon McCullum is the most well-known athlete and highest-paid athlete. He strives to win every game and every championship.

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