England Test team’s head coach Brendon McCullum backed England to bounce back in their 2023 World Cup campaign. McCullum added that they must continue what brought them success and an odd day shouldn’t change their plans. However, England have a poor start in the ongoing competition, losing two out of three games so far as well.
While speaking to Mirror Sport, McCullum said, “They just need to stay true to their method and their style which has brought them so much success and not get shaken by the odd bad day at the office. Of course the boys would have liked to be 3 and 0, but sport doesn’t work like that and sometimes you have to cope with challenges and then show how good you are. One thing is for sure, there are good reasons why England have won two World Cups recently. They are doing a great job and have done so for a long time and I’m just looking forward to seeing them show their quality over the next few weeks.”
England were under pressure against Afghanistan as Afghanistan scored a match-winning total of 284. Harry Brook top-scored with 66 but didn’t get the support from the other batters as well. But McCullum believes World Cups will produce unexpected results, giving the example of South Africa going down to the Netherlands.
“It is a World Cup, so there is going to be the odd upset and that is what you want in a tournament like this. Look at what happened to South Africa. That was a strong win from the Dutch and there will be other unexpected results before the tournament is over.”Playing cricket in India against the nine other top nations in a World Cup is never going to be a walk in the park, but this is what they boys play the game for. This is what gets them excited and I’m sure that we will see the best of them soon enough,” Brendon McCullum concluded.