Nathan McCullum, New Zealand

Nathan McCullum

Nathan McCullum is the brother of explosive batsman-wicket-keeper Brendon and he also represents Otago and New Zealand.

McCullum is a tidy off-spin bowler but due to the presence of Daniel Vettori in the side, often only got a chance to play when New Zealand played two spinners, also had to compete with Jeetan Patel.

However, as his career advanced, he gained more opportunities and has played more than 100 internationals for his country.

He is a handy lower-order batsman with a number of half-centuries to his name in domestic Twenty20 and one-day cricket and he has on occasion managed to translate that form to the international stage.

He also played a key role in the Otago side that won the 2009 Twenty20 competition in New Zealand, earning a place in the Champions League Twenty20 in India.

Like his elder brother, he has earned contracts overseas, playing for Glamorgan, Pune Warriors and Sydney Sixers.

After playing against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in late 2014/early 2015, he was named in New Zealand’s World Cup squad.

Although he was an unused member of the squad as they reached the final, where they were beaten by Australia, he did play in warm-up games against Zimbabwe and South Africa.