KKR Head Coach Brendon McCullum leading race to become England limited overs Head Coach

Brendon McCullum

After sacking Chris Silverwood for England's poor performance in red-ball cricket over the past 12 months, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has taken a major decision to appoint the chief coaching staff. While the ECB reportedly decided to appoint India's 2011 World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten as their next Test coach, they have also found a good coach for the limited overs setup.

That player is none other than one of the best batsmen of his time and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. According to the Daily Mail report, McCullum has been "added to tehir wish list" and is a top contender to coach the current ODI world champions and take on a new role.

Meanwhile, England's new managing director of men's cricket Robert Key has said that he will seek the consent of the national cricket team's limited overs captain Eoin Morgan for all appointments and other decisions. As quoted by The Mirror, Key said, "Eoin is someone I would talk to about a lot of different things, and he's at the top when it comes to white-ball cricket. He knows what he wants and he knows a lot of coaches around."

Like Kirsten, Brendon McCullum has many years of experience in coaching. He is currently the head coach of two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders and has previously coached Trinbago Knight Riders, the winning team of the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.

Apart from this, he is also counted among the smartest players on the field of cricket. He completely changed New Zealand cricket after he was handed the captaincy reins in 2012. Under his captaincy, the Black Caps made it to their maiden World Cup final in 2015. However, New Zealand's team could not win that match as they lost to Michael Clarke's Australia team in a one-sided match.

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