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Nathan McCullum

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
New Zealand, Glamorgan, Lancashire, New Zealand A, South Island, Otago, New Zealand Under-19, Pune, Sydney Sixers, Ruhuna Royals, Hyderabad
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
88
Bowling:
25
Batting:
0
Bowling:
7
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
September 01, 1980, Dunedin, Otago

Profile

After years of being on the fringes of the national team, even as his flamboyant younger brother Brendon basked in the limelight, Nathan McCullum would have pondered upon his decision to become a cricketer over investing his efforts into a budding football career. But following an excellent World Twenty20 campaign, the Otago man has not only exorcised those demons of uncertainty but also has earned himself a 'T20 specialist' tag.

Nathan bowls with a tight line and length - a skill that is ideal in Twenty20 cricket where batsmen are compelled to go for their shots. After narrowly missing out on the 2006 Champions Trophy, the off-spinner made his T20I debut against South Africa in 2007. But following that solitary game, he had to wait till 2009 for a comeback. In the same year, he also made an unceremonious foray into the ODI arena. The average start to his career didn't prevent the Black Caps from involving him in the 2010 World Twenty20, a decision that reaped benefits as he emerged as one of the Kiwi stars of the tournament with match-winning performances against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. In 2012, Nathan was signed by Sydney Sixers ahead of their inaugural Big Bash League, followed by the Champions League T20. The following year, he was traded to Hyderabad from Pune for the sixth season of the Indian T20 League. He continues to be one of New Zealand's best bowling all-rounder options in the limited overs format.


Fast Facts

  • Playing football with Caversham AFC in the Football South Premier League, Nathan McCullum scored 19 goals to win the Golden Boot in 1999.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 67 53 949 7 20.63 89.44 0 4 65
T20 55 33 270 11 12.27 102.27 0 0 36*
IPL 2 2 26 1 26 118.18 0 0 15
CLT20 8 6 94 2 23.5 142.42 0 0 38
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 67 65 2798 2244 47 3/24 / 47.74 4.81 0 0 0 27
T20 55 51 955 1079 52 4/16 / 20.75 6.77 2 0 0 10
IPL 2 2 30 34 0 0/12 / - 6.8 0 0 0 0
CLT20 8 6 108 151 4 3/24 / 37.75 8.38 0 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 34 0 6
T20 20 0 3
IPL 1 0 0
CLT20 4 0 1

Career

Span:
ODI:
2009-2014
 
T20:
2007-2014
 
IPL:
2011-2011
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Sep 08, 2009
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 19, 2007
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Pune Vs Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Apr 25, 2011
Last played:
Pune Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - May 01, 2011
CLT20
Debut:
Otago Vs Cape Cobras at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Otago Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Oct 01, 2013
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