Baz wants to ride out
Brendon McCullum intends to bow out in style when he starts his farewell tour Saturday leading New Zealand into a one-day series against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka have called up reinforcements for the five ODIs after their 2-0 hammering in the Tests. Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Kulasekara and, depending on fitness, Lasith Malinga are among a number of players injected into the ODI squad.
But as much as they want to get on the winning side of the ledger McCullum is equally adamant he wants to sign off his illustrious 13-year-career on a winning note.
The opening ODI is on Boxing Day in Christchurch, McCullum's hometown and where he will play his last international in the second Test against Australia in two months.