Brendon McCullum England Coach: The period of change is going on in England cricket at this time. Now after Ben Stokes became the captain Former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum has now become the coach of the England Test team. McCullum has immense experience, which can come in handy for the England team.
McCullum appointed coach of England team
Former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum has been given the responsibility of coach of the England Test team. 40-year-old McCullum is currently the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Chris Silverwood was sacked as coach due to poor performance. Also, the captaincy was also taken from Joe Root.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 12, 2022
McCullum has coaching experience
During the first season of IPL, Brendon McCullum played a blistering innings of 158 runs in the very first match of the tournament. Before IPL 2020, he had joined the coaching staff of KKR. Presently he is the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. Apart from KKR, he has also coached Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League. However, this will be McCullum’s first time coaching a country’s national team. Trinbago performed brilliantly under his coaching.
McCullum gave this statement
Brendon McCullum said that I am very happy to be the coach of the England Test team and look forward to doing better with the England team. I know that during this time we will have to face many challenges, but together we will overcome these challenges. McCullum has to play his first series against England against New Zealand. From June 3, the England team will play a three-Test series against New Zealand.