Brendon McCullum appointed as England men’s Test team head coach

Brendon McCullum is now the head coach of England Men's Test Team. Image : Getty

Brendon McCullum is now the head coach of England Men's Test Team. Image : Getty

Previous New Zealand commander Brendon McCullum has been named as England’s Men’s team head coach. The 40-year-old’s spell in charge with the Test side will start in the home series against New Zealand, beginning on June 2 at Lord’s, likely to acquiring an essential work visa.

“We are really glad to affirm Brendon as England Men’s Test Head Coach. It has been a genuine honor to get to know him and figure out his perspectives and vision for the game. I accept his arrangement will be great for England’s Test group,” Managing Director of England’s Men’s Cricket Rob Key said.

McCullum is said to have intrigued ECB’s determination board involving Key, Tom Harrison [CEO], Andrew Strauss [Strategic Adviser] and Mo Bobat [Performance Director], prompting a consistent choice to select him.

Commending what McCullum brought to New Zealand cricket in his 101-match vocation that incorporated a four-year captaincy spell somewhere in the range of 2012 and 2016, Key said: “He has a new history of changing cricket culture and conditions to improve things, and I accept he is the individual to do that for England’s red-ball cricket. We were extraordinarily lucky to have a genuinely amazing rundown of value possibility for the post, with Brendon showing he was our main decision.”

“I trust in Brendon and Ben Stokes – an imposing mentor and skipper organization. Time for all of us to lock in and prepare for the ride,” he added.

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McCullum repeated Key’s contemplations of beginning another time of Test cricket for England under Stokes. “Ben Stokes is the ideal person to motivate change around him, and I anticipate working intimately with him to construct a fruitful unit around us,” McCullum said.

“I might want to say that I am so satisfied to be offered this chance to emphatically add to England’s Test cricket set-up and push the group ahead into a more fruitful time. In playing this job on, I am very much in the know about the critical difficulties the group faces as of now, and I firmly trust in my capacity to assist the group with arising as a more grounded force whenever we’ve gone up against them head-on,” he added.

“I’ve partaken in a few powerful discussions with Rob Key about the bearing of movement for the group and have found his excitement infectious. I’m no more abnormal to achieving change inside a group climate, and I can hardly hold back to get everything rolling.

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