Brendon McCullum
Bazball needs refinement, admits Brendon McCullum after India series loss
England Test coach Brendon McCullum wants the team to be smarter with their comments after a series defeat against India. However, Rohit Sharma’s side thrashed England by an innings and 64 runs at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala to win the five-match Test series 4-1 as well. With this, McCullum suffered his first-ever Test series […]
By SMCS - Mar 11, 2024
Brendon McCullum looking forward to Jonny Bairstow’s 100th Test in Dharamsala
England Test team head coach Brendon McCullum said that they are excited before Jonny Bairstow’s 100th Test next week in Dharamsala. The veteran also admitted that it will be an emotional moment for the swashbuckling batter and they are looking forward to sharing it with him. Bairstow, who made his Test debut in 2012, will […]
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024
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Brendon McCullum asks for more first-class games for Hartley, Bashir after India tour
Brendon McCullum urged England cricket to look after Shoaib Bashir and Tom Hartley and focus on the development of the young spinners as well. Although England have lost their 5-match Test series to India, Bashir and Hartley did well. Hartley is currently the leading wicket-taker, having claimed 20 wickets from 8 innings, including a 7-wicket […]
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024
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Brendon McCullum backs star batter Joe Root amidst poor form
England head coach Brendon McCullum has backed star batter Joe Root despite his struggles in the ongoing Test series against India with the bat. However, the former England captain has been under the scanner for some of his dismissals, the latest being an attempted reverse sweep to Jasprit Bumrah that cost him his wicket as […]
By SMCS - Feb 20, 2024
Ian Botham
Sir Ian Botham credits Bazball for rejuvenating red-ball format
Former England captain Sir Ian Botham gave credit to the side’s Bazball approach for drawing fans back to Test cricket. The Bazball approach, which is an aggressive style of play, started when former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum took over as England’s Test coach in mid-2022. Along with captain Ben Stokes, they have since transformed […]
By SMCS - Feb 8, 2024
Jack Leach
Brendon McCullum Provides Update On Jack Leach’s Injury Ahead Of Third Test
England head coach Brendon McCullum has given an update on the injury status of Jack Leach, hinting that the left-arm spinner may remain sidelined for further matches in the ongoing Test series against India. Leach sustained a left knee injury while fielding during the first Test in Hyderabad but bravely continued to play, even claiming […]
By CricShots - Feb 7, 2024
Brendon McCullum says England are ready for Virat Kohli’s potential comeback
England head coach Brendon McCullum has said they are ready to handle Virat Kohli as the news of his potential return in the third Test of the ongoing five-match series is around the corner. He also rated Kohli as a great competitor and added that bowlers have to earn their success against him. However, Kohli […]
By SMCS - Feb 7, 2024
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Brendon McCullum Defends England’s Spin Strategy Against India
In the thrilling first Test against India, England fielded inexperienced spinners, with Rehan Ahmed having just one match and Tom Hartley making his debut. Despite their limited exposure to Test cricket, England secured a 28-run victory, taking a lead in the five-match series. Head coach Brendon McCullum defended the decision to play young spinners, drawing […]
By CricShots - Jan 31, 2024
Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum Anticipates Spin Challenge As England Gears Up For India Test Series
England head coach Brendon McCullum anticipates spin-friendly conditions in the first Test against India in Hyderabad. McCullum, who led New Zealand with an aggressive style during his playing days, is looking forward to entertaining cricket despite the challenges of playing in spin-friendly conditions. The coach expressed his observations about the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium pitch, […]
By CricShots - Jan 23, 2024
Brendon McCullum gives update on Ben Stokes’ fitness ahead of IND vs ENG 1st Test
England head coach Brendon McCullum said that he is hopeful that captain Ben Stokes will play in the upcoming first Test against India in Hyderabad. McCullum also stated that the all-rounder looked fit during the training and felt that he was ‘good to go’. However, Stokes underwent surgery on his knee that forced him to […]
By SMCS - Jan 23, 2024
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