25 Jul 2010

McCullum eyes opener's role in Test side

8:16 am on 25 July 2010

The New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum has staked his claim to open the batting for the Black Caps Test side, saying he wants to give the team a flying start at the top of the order.

Having given up the Test wicket-keeping gloves to ease the strain on his body, McCullum has stated his intention to lift the Black Caps off the bottom of the Test pile.