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5 cricketers who could have stadiums named after them in future

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Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum teed off in perfect fashion

For a long time in cricket, it has been a common trend to have stands named after players in venues. The Wankhede Stadium has the Sachin Tendulkar stand, the Kensington Oval in Barbados has the 3Ws stand named after Sir Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott, Shane Warne has a stand named after him at the Rosebowl stadium in Hampshire, etc.

However, it is not a common notion to have cricket grounds named after great players. The St.Lucia cricket stadium was renamed the Darren Sammy international cricket stadium earlier this year, but such instances are few and far between.

We now look at five great cricketers on whom grounds could be named in the future: 

#5 Brendon McCullum (Christchurch)

Test debuts and finals Tests are often momentous occasions in a cricketer’s career and everyone looks to put in a performance to remember on both these occasions.  In recent times, if there was a player, who bid goodbye to the game in an unforgettable manner is Brendon McCullum.

In his final Test at Christchurch, he broke the record for the fastest Test hundred, when he made a 54-ball hundred against Australia in his last Test in Christchurch to round off an enigmatic career in  what can be called a fitting way.

McCullum may not have scored 10,000 runs in any format in any format or may not have had 500 dismissals with the gloves in hand, but for his sheer impact, particularly as a captain towards his later years in the game that he will always be remembered for.

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