Brendon McCullum favourite for England’s coaching role: English Media

KARACHI: New Zealand’s legendary wicket-keeper batter Brendon McCullum is among the favourites to take the role of England’s Test coach, English media reported.

According to the English Newspaper The Guardian, England Cricket is likely to announce the successor to Chris Silverwood this week, with former Kiwi captain McCullum at the top of the list for the Test post, with a separate white ball coach being hired.

In case McCullum takes the role, his first assignment would be a Test series against his home side New Zealand in June, whom he represented in 432 matches amid his prolonged 14 years career.

McCullum, who is known for his aggressive mindset may change the dynamics of the underperforming English side, alongside newly-appointed Test captain Stokes, who is said to have the same approach towards the game.

It is apropos to mention here that McCullum, however, has never coached a first-class match but has led New Zealand to seven consecutive Test series victories as the captain.

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