McCullum, who’s broadly thought to be the explanation behind the brand new id of New Zealand was primed for the job for the final couple of weeks. McCullum at present coaches KKR within the IPL.
Brendon McCullum (Courtesy: AFP)
HIGHLIGHTSBrendon McCullum at present coaches Kolkata Knight RidersBrendon McCullum has not coached any lengthy format facet earlier than
Former New Zealand participant and present head coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Brendon McCullum has been introduced as the pinnacle coach of the boys’s Test group on Thursday, 12 May. England introduced the information through their social media handles on the Thursday night.
Say howdy to our new boss! @Bazmccullum | #EnglandCricket pic.twitter.com/T6CiX5OgE5
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 12, 2022
McCullum, 40, might be in place to start out his function for subsequent month’s LV= Insurance three-match Test collection towards New Zealand, which will get underway at Lord’s from 2 June, topic to acquiring the mandatory work visa.
The ECB’s choice panel of Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison, Managing Director of England’s Men’s Cricket Rob Key, Strategic Adviser Andrew Strauss and Performance Director Mo Bobat unanimously agreed that he was the excellent candidate for the function, having impressed through the aggressive interview course of.
New Zealand born McCullum at present works as Head Coach of Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and beforehand coached Trinbago Knight Riders to the 2020 Caribbean Premier League title. He additionally had an exemplary taking part in profession that noticed him earn 101 Test caps and was Test captain of the Black Caps from 2012 to his worldwide retirement in 2016.
“I’d like to say how pleased I am to be given this opportunity to positively contribute to England’s Test cricket set-up and move the team forward into a more successful era.
“In taking this function on, I’m conscious about the numerous challenges the group faces at current, and I strongly consider in my capacity to assist the group emerge as a stronger pressure as soon as we have confronted them head-on.
“I’ve enjoyed several robust conversations with Rob Key about the direction of travel for the team and have found his enthusiasm contagious. I’m no stranger to bringing about change within a team environment, and I can’t wait to get started.”