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Appointing McCullum as England Test coach is a “bold, brave, exciting” decision: Nasser Hussain

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain feels that Brendon McCullum’s appointment as England Test coach is a “bold, brave, exciting” decision. At the same time, Hussain pointed out that McCullum and skipper Ben Stokes must “challenge each other” to revive England’s fortune in Test cricket.

On Thursday, McCullum, the former New Zealand captain who has worked majorly as a white-ball coach in T20 franchise cricket, was handed the job of England’s Test coach. His first assignment will be England’s three-match home Test against New Zealand, the current World Test Championship (WTC) winners, in June.

“It’s a bold, brave, exciting decision. It’s a little bit left field, I think most people expected maybe a Brendon McCullum type to come into the white-ball team and work with his mate Eoin Morgan and possibly somebody with more experience in red-ball cricket like a Gary Kirsten come in for the Test match format,” said Hussain on Sky Sports.

“But Rob Key sees it differently, I think both Stokes and McCullum are cut from the same cloth and Key has that sort of idea that he wants a positive captain and positive coach taking the team in a new direction and McCullum definitely fits that bill,” added Hussain.

The last couple of years have been horrific for the Englsh team as they lost Ashes twice and a series in India and West Indies.

Joe Root might have been England’s most successful skipper in the whites but he failed the cricket fans in England with horrific defeats.

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