Wellington: 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.
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.
"We've got a bumper calendar really with Sri Lanka here at the moment, Pakistan to come and finishing off with the Aussies," he said.
"From a playing point of view and a captain's point of view, I’m fully committed to playing at the absolute top of my game and make as many contributions as I can."