New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum to retire in February

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum speaks during a press conference to announce his retirement from international cricket on December 22, 2015 in Christchurch.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has announced his retirement from international cricket. The batsman has confirmed that February's Test series with Australia will be his last. The 34-year-old will become the first cricketer to play 100 consecutive Tests when he takes the field in Wellington on February 12. McCullum is second on New Zealand's all-time Test run scorers’ list, with 6,273 runs from 99 matches. He has also scored 5,909 runs in one-day internationals and 2,140 runs in Twenty20s. McCullum led the Black Caps to their first Cricket World Cup final this year, where they lost to Australia. Kane Williamson will captain New Zealand at the World Twenty20 in India, which starts on March 8.

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