CricTracker's Test Team of the Year 2014
Updated - Dec 26, 2014 5:13 pm
- Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – Wicket-Keeper
Matches: 9, Innings: 16, Runs: 1164, Highest: 302, 100s: 4, 50s: 0, Average: 72.75
You cannot dream of a better year as a player and captain of your team. The amount of runs he has scored in 2014 is the highest he has ever scored in a calendar year. Brendon McCullum then broke the New Zealand record of Fastest Test Century by a New Zealand player (78 balls) vs Pakistan at Sharjah and then in the next match he broke his own record against Sri Lanka at home (74 balls). Twice in the year he had a test innings in which he smashed 11 sixes each – no other player has repeated it more than once. He has smashed 33 sixes in 2014 – the best anyone could manage in a year before this was 22. If he had scored 5 more runs in his 195 vs Sri Lanka, he would have been only the 2nd batsman after Michael Clarke to score four double centuries in a calendar year.