Nathan McCullum targeting T20 success for Glamorgan

New Zealand's Nathan McCullum

GLAMORGAN V WARWICKSHIRE BEARS, Friends Life T20

Venue:
Swalec Stadium, Cardiff
Date:
Wednesday, 3 July
Start:
18:30 BST
Coverage:
Live commentary on BBC Sport website, Radio Wales AM and digital

Glamorgan new boy Nathan McCullum has said he wants to create a winning atmosphere for the county in their T20 campaign.

The New Zealand all-rounder is named in an unchanged 14-man squad for his home debut against Warwickshire in the T20 on Wednesday.

"Hopefully I can make an impact and help create an atmosphere to win games for Glamorgan," he said.

Glamorgan opened their campaign with a 58 run win over Worcestershire.

McCullum is following in brother Brendon's footsteps in joining the Welsh county for a Twenty20 campaign.

The younger McCullum brother still holds the Glamorgan record for the fastest T20 half century, which he scored off just 18 balls in 2006.

"I spoke to him and (ex-Glamorgan New Zealander) James Franklin," said Nathan McCullum.

"They only had good things to say about the club, so I was excited about it.

"I had a good time when I was in Cardiff (last month) during the Champions Trophy so it was an easy decision to play here."

McCullum was in the away dressing room for New Zealand's recent clash with England in the competition.

"Being a home ground it'll be slightly different, (the pitch) offers a bit of help to the spinners so I can't wait," he said.

McCullum met his new team-mates for the first time on the day of the opening match at Worcester last Friday, having played for New Zealand against England in a T20 international the previous evening.

"To be fair there weren't many I'd met before, quite bizarre," McCullum said.

"But it's something that happens more and more these days with players playing all over the world. It's exciting and I'm sure we'll enjoy ourselves for the next month."

Glamorgan fans will be hoping for a repeat of his success with the ball in the win over Worcestershire in which he claimed two wickets.

He saw his first ball, a full toss, claim the wicket of West Indies star Andre Russell and in his next over he clung on to a spectacular caught-and-bowled to dismiss home captain Daryl Mitchell.

Glamorgan squad: J Allenby, MA Wallace (wkt), CB Cooke, MJ North (capt), MW Goodwin, BJ Wright, SJ Walters, NL McCullum, NA James, DA Cosker, MG Hogan, WT Owen, GG Wagg and AJ Jones.