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Brendon McCullum (Image Credit: Twitter)

Last Update on: May 11th, 2022 at 10:57 am

Brendon McCullum, the spearheading former New Zealand skipper, has arisen as the number one to turn into England’s Test head coach with a declaration on the effective up-and-comer due this week.

Rob Key, the Director of England men’s cricket, is hoping to enlist separate mentors for the Test and white-ball teams, with Brendon McCullum among those known to have been first sounded out and afterward consulted during the recent days.

Everyone Surprised By Brendon McCullum Being A Priority For Test Set-up Rather Than White Ball

Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum (Image Credit: Twitter)

It was generally accepted the 40-year-old McCullum’s application would connect with the restricted overs opportunity, given an incipient coaching profession spent solely in franchise T20 cricket and a dear companionship with Eoin Morgan, England’s white-ball chief.

In any case, there is currently a developing assumption that McCullum might assume responsibility for the Test set-up in a move that would join his forceful standpoint with the captaincy of Ben Stokes, with a first task against New Zealand at Lord’s on 2 June.

Assuming this is the case it would mean Gary Kirsten passing up a major opportunity of the job again, having been second place when Chris Silverwood was recruited in 2019. All things considered, the former South Africa and India head coach has gained notoriety for expanding sides with existing profundity thus could yet protect the same situation with the white-ball set-up.

Gary Kirsten
Gary Kirsten (Image Credit: Getty)

Paul Collingwood, at present an assistant coach with England, is one more being considered for the restricted overs job while the previous Australia batsman Simon Katich has also been important for an enlistment cycle that started when Key assumed responsibility for the men’s national teams toward the beginning of last month.

Rob Key’s Move May Raise Questions

Naming Brendon McCullum for the Test side would be an intense move by Key and one that will welcome inquiries regarding the homegrown training scene in England, not least since the former wicketkeeper-hitter has never instructed the first-class side himself.

Rob Key. Photo- SKy Sports
Rob Key. Photo- Sky Sports

McCullum is, nonetheless, broadly credited for changing the way of life of New Zealand’s Test side as skipper between 2013 and 2016 and establishing the groundwork for the World Test Championship title last year under his replacement, Kane Williamson.

McCullum is coaching Kolkata Knightriders in the Indian Premier League however Key has said beforehand he is available to England’s head coach having a second occupation on the planet’s most rewarding T20 competition on the off chance that it gets the right competitor.

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