Through an ODI career spanning 160 games, Jacob Oram claimed 173 wickets. More than a quarter of those wickets were the result of the ball landing in the safe hands of Brendon McCullum.

The duo’s impressive record together leads the way for the BLACKCAPS in terms of bowler/catcher wicket-taking combinations.

Check the list below to see which BLACKCAPS’ bowlers and fielders have benefited the most from playing alongside each other in ODIs.


Caught ByBowled ByTotal
Catches as
Catches as
Brendon McCullumJacob Oram47443
Brendon McCullumKyle Mills37352
Adam ParoreChris Cairns22211
Ross TaylorKyle Mills2121
Brendon McCullumDaryl Tuffey2121
Stephen FlemingChris Cairns2020
Ian SmithRichard Hadlee1919
Brendon McCullumShane Bond1919
Luke RonchiMitchell McClenaghan1818
Luke RonchiCorey Anderson1717
Brendon McCullumDaniel Vettori15141
Chris CairnsChris Harris1212
Jeremy ConeyEwen Chatfield1212
Nathan AstleChris Harris1212
Luke RonchiTim Southee1212
Luke RonchiTrent Boult1212

* Stats correct at the start of 2018’s fourth ODI between the BLACKCAPS and Pakistan at Hamilton’s Seddon Park.

Featured Image: Brendon McCullum takes a catch to dismiss Abdur Rehman off the bowling of Jacob Oram during 2011’s first BLACKCAPS v Pakistan ODI at Westpac Stadium. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/