Born in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, on September 1, 1980, Nathan Leslie McCullum is all-rounder cricketer from New Zealand, who announced his retirement from all forms of the at the end of 2015-16 season. Nathan belongs to a family of cricketers. His father Stuart McCullum was a representative for Otago, New Zealand as the left-handed mid-order batsman. He has a younger brother Branden McCullum, who is one of the finest cricketers of New Zealand squad.
Nathan completed his formal education at King’s High School Dunedin. Before venturing into the cricket he was an ardent football player and played for Caversham AFC as the striker. During Football South Premier League, he won the Golden Boot award owing to his 19 goals and also represented the team in 2003 New Zealand National Soccer League, with 2 goals. In his later life, he turned his full attention towards the cricket and represented New Zealand cricket in many international events.
Nathan is married to Vanessa and has three boys, from this marriage. After the retirement, he is working as part-time construction recruitment agent at Auckland.
After playing football at national level Nathan concentrated on cricket and went on to become talented bowling all-rounder. His debut in ODIs was on September 8, 2009, against Sri Lanka and in T20 he debuted on September 19, 2007, against South Africa. However, he never played any international test matches as per his profile on cricbuzz.com. He scored 3956 runs owing to his 4 half centuries with an average of 46.92 in 84 matches during his career as ODI batsman. He also 63 wickets with an economy of 5.02 in 84 ODI matches with his personal best of 3 wickets for 23 runs.
He also played 63 international T20 matches and scored 299 runs with an effective strike rate of 100.67 and an average of 11.5 during his 41 innings. He also possesses very good bowling track record with 58 wickets in 63 matches maintaining his economy at 6.83. His personal best performance in T20 bowling is of 4 wickets for 16 runs, which is considered as one of the finest in games like T20.
Nathan McCullum also played 2 T20 matches in IPL representing Pune Warriors and scored 34 runs in his 2 innings.
As his entry was quite late in cricket he does not hold any international record but has two national records by his side. He scored highest runs for 8th wicket partnership with his teammate J E C Franklin against India. Another record is for highest runs partnerships in international T20 games, when he scored 50 runs for 7th wicket along with his partner B. McCullum.
Again owing to his late entry in cricket he did not have won any credible awards.
Nathan McCullum Net Worth
Nathan featured in Top ten richest brothers in cricket-2014, along with his younger brother Branden McCullum with estimated worth of $12 million. That was way back in 2014 and this net worth is the total of both brothers. So we predict that the net worth of Nathan McCullum for the year 2017 to around $10 million US dollars.
As the cricketer is retired way back in 2016 we could not find interesting news associated with him. However, the latest update after his retirement is that he is working at Auckland as a part-time construction recruitment agent.
In my opinion, Nathan McCullum is one of the unfortunate cricket players. His entry in the game of cricket was too late to achieve some credible records and awards and he was overshadowed by his younger brother Brenden McCullum at the same time. Moreover, he did not get a chance to play any international test matches where he could have shown his talent he possessed.
Despite his late entry, he has given much to the game of cricket for which he will be always remembered. I also praise him for not letting his age to become his barrier to enter the game of cricket and for inspiring us for the fact that age never matters to achieve something if you are really interested.