Gary Kirsten is in the running to be named England’s Test coach.
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made a big decision regarding the appointment of the main coaching staff after sacking Chris Silverwood for England’s poor red-ball performances in the last year. They have discovered a viable contender for the limited-overs setup as well as their future Test coach, Gary Kirsten.
Brendon McCullum, one of the best batters of his generation and possibly the most strategic captain to lead New Zealand, is the nominee. McCullum, according to the Daily Mail, has been “added to their wishlist” and is the frontrunner to replace Smith.
Meanwhile, England’s new Men’s Cricket Managing Director Robert Key has claimed he will keep white-ball captain Eoin Morgan informed of all appointments and decisions.
I’d talk to Eoin about: Bob Key
“Eoin is someone I would speak to about so many different topics, and he’s on top of everything”, Key told The Mirror. “He knows what he wants and he knows a lot of the coaches around, so he is one of the first ports of call for that”, he added.
Like Kirsten, Brendon McCullum has a rich of coaching expertise. He previously guided Trinbago Knight Riders to the 2020 Caribbean Premier League title.
He also has one of the brightest cricketing minds, which helped him revolutionize New Zealand cricket after becoming the captaincy in 2012. In 2015, the Black Caps reached their first World Cup final, co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. Sadly for New Zealand, they fell to Michael Clarke’s Aussies in a one-sided battle.