Black Caps McCullum fuels retirement rumours

New Zealand

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has fuelled rumours that he is about to retire from ODI cricket after refusing to say anything after the five-match series in England, which ended on Saturday.

The Black Caps went on to lose the series three-two but both teams deserve massive credit for the entertainment they provided as batting scores scaled new heights.

The 33 year-old McCullum, who did not have the best of series with the bat, led the Kiwis to the World Cup earlier this year, where they lost to Australia in the final, may give up the 50-over format to look after his body.

When asked about his future McCullum said: "I don't know. We'll wait and see. We'll let the dust settle on this. It's been a great year, an incredible summer for us.

"We've scaled some heights that hadn't been done before by our country and we're starting to build a soul to how we play.

"I'm lucky enough to be in a position of leadership to give guys the freedom to play that brand. I've enjoyed the last two years. The body's a bit sore but we'll see what happens."

New Zealand's tour to the UK, which included a drawn two-match Test series, will conclude with T20 at Old Trafford on Tuesday.