1. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
Brendon McCullum’s retirement just before the World T20 came as a huge shock for the cricketing community. The former Kiwi skipper was at the peak of his powers in the last few years. McCullum was in red hot form even during his farewell series and blasted the fastest Test century in his last international appearance for New Zealand. McCullum is epitomized as a T20 specialist and slammed 2,140 runs in 71 T20Is at a brilliant average of 35 and a sweltering strike-rate of 136. The demolishing right-hander is the highest run-scorer in T20 internationals.
More than anything else, McCullum will be best remembered for his unparalleled legacy as a leader who blooded the veins of the Black Caps with bold and aggressive brand of cricket.
**ALL STATS UPDATED TILL 14TH MARCH 2016.