“Red-Ball Cricket Is A Completely Different…”: Dinesh Karthik On Brendon McCullum Becoming England Test Coach


Brendon McCullum’s new problem because the England cricket workforce’s Take a look at coach will probably be a troublesome one. The set-up is totally new because the Ben Stokes-led squad goals to get better from their latest poor kind in Take a look at cricket. They had been drubbed 4-0 within the final Ashes Take a look at collection and that has led to widespread modifications within the English cricket setup. Stokes’ appointment as the brand new Take a look at captain and McCullum’s as coach is a part of these modifications. Nonetheless, McCullum has no prior expertise of teaching a global facet, or certainly, within the longer format — be it Assessments or First Class.

He has solely guided Trinbago Knight Riders within the Caribbean Premier League and the Kolkata Knight Riders within the Indian Premier League.

Indian cricket workforce participant Dinesh Karthik, who’s in nice kind for KKR within the IPL 2022 underneath coach McCullum, says that not teaching a global workforce earlier than will add to the problem of the New Zealand nice.

“I believe there will probably be sure issues that will probably be undoubtedly new to Brendon McCullum,” he mentioned on the ICC Evaluate. “There isn’t a doubt about it. Regardless that he has completed his teaching bit for Kolkata Knight Riders and for Trinbago Knight Riders, I believe red-ball cricket is a totally completely different kettle of fish.”

Karthik added that it is going to be an fascinating time for England Take a look at cricket workforce, which after a loss within the Ashes additionally misplaced a collection within the West Indies too.

“So it may be very fascinating when Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum meet up and determine what is the optimistic manner for England cricket to do issues. As a result of there will probably be occasions when they’re clearly confronted with powerful wickets and the batters typically might want to discover a manner between what’s being optimistic and what’s being reckless. I believe that’ll be a really fascinating battle for them,” Karthik mentioned.

He additionally gave lowdown on how the environment is likely to be within the dressing room having labored with McCullum within the KKR setup.

“It is going to be a really relaxed dressing room. I’ve seen that he’s any person who focuses so much on taking part in numerous sports activities off the sector and off the sector having numerous enjoyable as nicely,” Karthik mentioned.

“He emphasizes so much on it like a younger child who likes to play all of the sports activities attainable and will get very bodily as nicely. He’s a really sturdy man, there is no such thing as a doubt about it. Typically even too sturdy for the present cricketers as we speak. It is going to be a really relaxed dressing room, a really chill dressing room.

“It will be very fascinating how the children are in a position to attract power from that and ensure they’re doing all issues proper to take English cricket ahead.”


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