McCullum, who retired from ODIs after the Chappell-Hadlee series, would retire from Tests at the conclusion of the two-match Test series against Australia Australia's hard-hitting batsman David Warner believes New Zealand will have a tough time in finding someone who can fill in Brendon McCullum's shoes who retired from One-Day Internationals (ODIs)."He's going to leave a big hole experience-wise in that team. You look at th
Brendon McCullum would be playing the last Test series of his career WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Factbox for the first Test between New Zealand and Australia which starts in Wellington on Friday.Match FactsDate: Feb 12-16 (day match, 2130 GMT start)Venue: Basin Reserve (capacity 13,000)Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (England), Richard Illingworth (England)Third Umpire: Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka)Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)New Zeal
NZ have played some outstanding cricket this season, but the Indian fans have been deprived of all the actionIt seems the cricket broadcasters believe that an Indian cricket fan will only see cricket matches if they are broadcast at a convenient time, and that a match starting at 0300 hrs is not a convenient time. Nothing else can explain the absence of Live Cricket from New Zealand on Indian TV screens.India presently has 22 sports cha
Brendon McCullum will go down in the history books as one of the most prolific New Zealand cricketers to ever play the game. That was never in question as he went about shaping his legacy. But along the way he carved his name among the greatest cricketers of all time with some of his outstanding records. New Zealand has been in the shadow of Australia, literally and figuratively, for ages. Watching Brendon McCullum go about his business, you wou
Both the captains had different opinions over Marsh’s strange dismissal saga in the third ODI in Hamilton.Australian skipper Steven Smith remained riled over Mitchell Marsh’s controversial dismissal in the final ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton which the Australian media dubbed as a “mob rule” dismissal. Smith however assured that this fallout would not spill over to the upcoming Test series against the same opposition.
McCullum played his final ODI- the final of a 3-match series against Australia- yesterday.
Gujarat Lions captain, Suresh Raina along with the team’s owner, Keshav BansalThe IPL auctions 2016 took place recently on the 6th of February. As expected, it was a day full of frantic activity, with teams jostling for their preferred players in the auctions. There were two new teams in the auctions this time, which made up for the novelty factor.One of them is the Gujarat Lions, which is a team based from Rajkot in Gujarat. Let us have a
Mitchell Marsh’s strange dismissal saga. New Zealand beat Australia in the third ODI in Hamilton to seal the Chappell-Hadlee ODI Trophy. In the series decider, the Blackcaps defeated the Aussies by 55 runs in their captain Brendon McCullum’s final ODI. But this match also set fire to a controversy over a decision by umpire Ian Gould. In the post-match press conference, Australian captain Steven Smith was booed by the Seddon Park
Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull
McCullum signed off from limited-overs cricket in some style, as NZ won the Chappell-Hadlee series 2-1.The third match of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy was played at the Seddon Park, Hamilton. Both the sides were tied with one win each in the three-match series going into the decider.After being whitewashed by India and losing the first match comprehensively to the home side, Australia made a spirited comeback in the second match. The Hami
McCullum walked out to bat for the last time in ODIs, in Hamilton.Brendon McCullum's final ODI innings ended as spectacularly as it began when the New Zealand captain was dismissed for 47 in the series finale against Australia in Hamilton on Monday.McCullum, who had hit six fours and three sixes in his 27-ball innings, was well caught by John Hastings at mid-off after charging down the wicket at fast bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on
“Afridi with brains” describes Brendon McCullum perfectly. Throughout his career, the Kiwi captain has found the balance between unfettered aggression and calculated restraint, making him one of his country’s finest cricketers in all three formats. Hence, with the World Twenty20 just around the corner and McCullum still so spritely in the field and so devastating with the bat, it came as a shock when he announced in December th
Australia collapsed to a 159-run loss in the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee TrophyBrendon McCullum's last ever cricket series started off in fine fashion as the Kiwis demolished their trans-Tasman rivals by 159 runs in the first of the three ODIs at Eden Park, Auckland.Steven Smith, who elected to field first after having won the toss first, might still be regretting that decision after New Zealand put on a huge score of 307/8 in 50 overs.
McCullum celebrates with teammate Guptill (left) and Boult (right) at Eden ParkAfter conceding a whitewash against India at their own backyard, Australia were looking to regain momentum in first ODI against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland. Australia’s tour of their neighbors will bring out their fierce rivalry like always.This was Blackcaps captain Brendon McCullum’s last match at Eden Park and a very emotional atmosphere was creat
The Trans-Tasman rivalry in ODIs is all set to be rekindled in the form of a 3-match bilateral series scheduled to be played in New Zealand between February 3 and February 8. It is a special series, more so because it will be the last one for the Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum before his retirement. The last ODI meeting Australia and New Zealand was the final of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup where the Aussies emerged victorious and grabbed their