Hong Kong cricketer Ryan Campbell takes different career path to Brendon McCullum

Ryan Campbell returns to international cricket for the World Twenty20, but not in Australian colours.

Ryan Campbell returns to international cricket for the World Twenty20, but not in Australian colours.

They debuted in the same ODI, but the careers of Brendon McCullum and Ryan Campbell couldn't have been more different.

McCullum is in the middle of his farewell tour with the Black Caps, pulling up stumps on a fine career at the end of the test series against Australia starting on Friday.

Campbell, meanwhile, is just about to relaunch his international career in unlikely fashion.

Ryan Campbell is back.

Ryan Campbell is back.

The former Australian wicket keeper, who played a grand total of two One Day International matches in green and gold, will line up for Hong Kong in the World Twenty20 tournament.

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Having made his ODI debut in a losing effort for Australia against New Zealand on January 17, 2002, the 44-year-old hasn't played international cricket since December 22 of that same year.

That's 4795 days since he last played internationally.

While McCullum has been a near ever-present during that time, their careers will take different paths yet again as McCullum watches the tournament from afar, while Campbell gets a second chance to impress at the highest level.

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