Brendon McCullum would try to make maximum contribution towards his side in the forthcoming series © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum would try to make maximum contribution towards his side in the forthcoming series © Getty Images

Johannesburg: New Zealand retiring skipper Brendon McCullum has insisted that he is committed to remain at the top of his game in the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka. The 34-year-old swashbuckling opener said that his side had got a bumper calendar with Sri Lanka, adding that he would try to make maximum contribution towards his side in the forthcoming series, Sport24 reported. Earlier, McCullum had announced that he would retire from all forms of international cricket in February next year. Full Cricket Scorecard: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 1st ODI at Christchurch

McCullum, who recently bagged the ICC Spirit of Cricket award, will play his 100th Test against Australia in Wellington from February 12 and will retire after the second and final Test of that series, in Christchurch from February 20. Meanwhile, New Zealand, who clinched the two-match Test series 2-0 against Sri Lanka, will now play in the five-match ODI series, starting from Saturday at the Hagley Oval. Middlesex sign in Brendon McCullum for the English County Cricket Club

Meanwhile, Middlesex announced on Wednesday that New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will play for the English county cricket club in 2016. The 34-year-old, who on Tuesday announced he will retire from international cricket in February next year, will play NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup cricket for the London outfit in 2016, an England and Wales Cricket Board (WCB) statement said. He will arrive in London at the end of his Indian Premier League (IPL) commitments and will play seven South group matches in the T20 Blast and four One-dayers. He has bagged ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2015. Brendon McCullum is one of the gentlemen in cricket and he exhibited it through his own example in the semi final match against South Africa of ICC Cricket World Cup earlier this year.