New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has announced he’ll retire from international cricket after the two-Test series against Australia early next year.
The 34-year-old revealed the news in Christchurch on Tuesday, meaning he won’t play in the Twenty20 World Cup in India starting in March.
McCullum will become the first cricketer to play 100 consecutive Test matches when he takes the field in the first Test against Australia in Wellington from February 12.
His last Test for the Black Caps will be the second match starting in Christchurch on February 20 while he’s play in New Zealand’s upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and India.
“I’ve loved my opportunity to play for, and captain the Black Caps, but all good things have to come to an end, and I’m just grateful for the wonderful experience of playing for my country,” said McCullum.
Kane Williamson will captain New Zealand at the ICC World T20.