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Brendon McCullum is the leading candidate to become England’s white-ball coach

Following the dismissal of Chris Silverwood for England’s poor red-ball results over the last 12 months, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made a significant decision on the appointment of the core coaching team. While they have apparently opted to hire India’s 2011 World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten as their new Test coach, they have also identified a viable candidate for the limited-overs system.

Brendon McCullum, one of the best batters of his generation and possibly the most strategic captain to have led New Zealand from the front, is the nominee. According to reports, McCullum has been “added to their wishlist” and is the leading candidate to take over as ODI world champions.

Meanwhile, England’s new Managing Director of Men’s Cricket, Robert Key, has stated that he will keep white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan informed of all appointments and other decisions.

Brendon McCullum, like Kirsten, has a tremendous of coaching expertise under his belt. He is the current head coach of the two-time IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders, and he previously led Trinbago Knight Riders to the 2020 Caribbean Premier League title.