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Brendon McCullum: T20 cricket should be played only on international level

In 2016, McCullum has so far played in the CPL 2016, IPL 2016, Big Bash League and in English County for Middlesex.

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Brendon McCullum retired from international cricket earlier in 2016 © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum retired from international cricket earlier in 2016 © Getty Images

Brendon McCullum has suggested that Twenty20 (T20) cricket should be played only on international level at the International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments. McCullum also revealed that one player should aim to be more than a “gun-for-hire” T20 player. The former New Zealand skipper, who retired from international cricket in February this year, is currently playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016. McCullum stressed on the need to spending quality time with a club in order to earn success in T20s. In 2016, he’s also played T20 for the Gujarat Lions in the IPL, the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash and also for Middlesex in England. VIDEO: Brendon McCullum smashes 110 off 85!

According to stuff.co.nz, McCullum, who has played for 10 clubs in T20 cricket, added, “I’d go so far as to say perhaps T20 cricket should only be played at World Cups internationally and then the rest in club competitions around the world.

McCullum whose form has been on and off for Middlesex recently in the T20s said, “It has been interesting coming over (to England) because it has confirmed to me that you can’t just be a ‘gun-for-hire.’ You can’t make a proper impact in two weeks, you need to be with the team for a longer period of time, immerse yourself in the competition totally and the culture of the club.” READ: Sachin Tendulkar only Indian in Brendon McCullum’s all-time XI

McCullum scored an unbeaten 87 from 57 balls for Middlesex in his last T20 match for the English county at the end of June, but he struggled in his four previous innings, scoring 6, 16, 16 and 7.

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