As more reports emerge about the England Test Team looking for a head coach, Brendon McCullum is expected to take the job anytime soon. The KKR head coach will then quit his job at the franchise to join the England Cricket Board for a full-time job. Brendon applied for the position earlier this year. Here is an in-depth look at all the developments regarding the same:
Brendon McCullum Set to Become England Head Coach:
Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand Captain and one of the most dominant batters in the history of the game is set to join England as the head coach of their Test team. This development comes after Chris Silverwood, the previous coach resigned when England was thrashed 4-0 at the Ashes by Australia. In the meantime, Paul Collingwood had stepped in to fill the big shoes but ECB had invited applications for the post.
Current KKR head coach Brendon McCullum had also applied and reports say that he has been chosen for the position. This makes Brendon the second KKR coach after Trevor Bayliss to join the England set-up.
Trevor Bayliss was the one who helped England revamp their white-ball cricketing model and ever since the English team has become an unbeatable force to reckon with. This means that Brendon will have to quit his job as the KKR head coach.
McCullum to Join England for Series Against New Zealand:
Brendon’s first assignment with the English team will be their home series against New Zealand after the IPL. It is a 3-match test series and it will begin on the 2nd of June. The series will have 3 games and will be played for the entire month of June.
England has had a very concerning run in the longest format of the game in recent times. Their current position at the World Test Championship table has left everyone perplexed. They are placed last with a win percentage of 11.5. These numbers are very concerning. Joe Root also stepped down as the captain of the red-ball team. Ben Stokes is going to replace him as the leader. This change in leadership is expected to bring fruitful results for the English team. Hopefully, they can carry on their dominance in world cricket.
To know more go to the official website of the ECB.