Reports: Brendon McCullum considers ODI retirement
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum admitted on the sidelines of the series defeat to England that he could retire from the shorter format, and that he is yet to take a call on it. The 33-year-old has had trouble with a fragile back in the second half of his career, which consists of 254 ODIs and 94 Tests.
Johnny Bairstow England's hero in thrilling rain-curtailed finish to New Zealand ODI series
At Durham, with less than a month to go before taking on the snarling and the sledging Aussies in the Ashes series, Eoin Morgan won the toss in the all-important final of the ODI series – taking the easy decision to bowl first, given the cloudy weather and the rain threat that was hovering.
Captain Eoin Morgan calls for change in rules after Duckworth-Lewis denies England victory
England were on course to bring up their highest ever successful run chase in ODIs in the second match of the ongoing series against New Zealand on Friday, till rain came down on the Oval and thwarted a famous victory.
The honour caps an impressive 12 months for the 32-year-old right-armer after he overtook Ian Botham's mark of 383 scalps to become his country's leading Test wicket-taker during England's drawn series in the West Indies.