New Zealand legend is an enjoyable and surprising preference to be England’s new Examination mentor and the two nations fulfill in a three match series which begins subsequent month…

England are marginal favourites to win their very first Check under new head mentor Brendon McCullum when they consider on New Zealand in 3 months.

McCullum, who was one particular of New Zealand’s greatest ever gamers and captains, was the surprise preference to be successful Chris Silverwood who was dismissed before this yr adhering to sequence defeats to West Indies and New Zealand

England have received just one of their past 17 games but they are 5/4 to get off to a successful begin at Lord’s, in the Test which commences on 2 June, in the collection versus the White Caps.

New Zealand aren’t substantially longer at 7/5, even so, and the draw is 7/2 so bettors are by no suggests certain that England’s new era will start with a victory.

Stokes and McCullum is thrilling combo

McCullum would not have extensive to settle in in advance of his 1st Take a look at in charge. He will arrive in England afterwards this month right after the completion of Kolkata Knight Riders’ Indian Premier League marketing campaign.

McCullum has been head coach of KKR for 3 years.

McCullum’s arrival, along with Ben Stokes’ current appointment as Examination captain, could herald an remarkable new period for England as they consider to rebuild adhering to modern failures.

It really is been all modify for England of late and Rob Crucial, the freshly-appointed taking care of director of men’s cricket, mentioned he hoped McCullum and Stokes would forge “a formidable partnership”.

For a extra comprehensive glimpse at what the long run could keep for England underneath McCullum and Stokes, examine Ed Hawkins’ choose on the announcement.