“Was Like William Wallace”: England Star Hails Coach Brendon McCullum’s Inspirational Team Talk During Trent Bridge Test

“Was Like William Wallace”: England Star Hails Coach Brendon McCullum’s Inspirational Team Talk During Trent Bridge Test

England’s most memorable victory in Test cricket came when they beat New Zealand by five wickets in the second Test at Trent Bridge to take a decisive 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Notably, the hosts chased down a difficult target of 299 on the final day to win at Nottingham after dismissing the visitors for 284 in their second innings. It was a symbol of the positive attitude and aggressive intent that the English team has decided to adopt under the new government. Ben Stokes And Brendan McCullum. The England Test wicketkeeper has now spoken of McCullum’s ‘Brew Heart Style’ team talk during a tea break on the last day of the Trent Bridge Test.

“The eagle team talks over tea – it was like William Wallace!” The focus was. As stated by ESPNcricinfo. “After it was over, everyone was anxious to get out.

“The traditional test approach in this situation would be, ‘Look how it works, look how many wickets we have left, then if this is not the case, should we close the shop?’ He was like, ‘No, we’re not doing that. We’re winning this game. If we don’t, let it happen – we’ve done it right. It doesn’t matter if we do it. Don’t win. Win this game. ” And it relieved the pressure. “

“I had some questions and I didn’t want to be too indecisive and didn’t know how to play. [McCullum] My suspicions are really clear and it was good for me to be open with him.

“It has changed the way we look at Test cricket,” Fox said. “With playing for England, there’s obviously a lot of pressure, a lot of criticism and things like that. If you think a lot about it, it weighs on you. But the last two weeks In the meantime, it’s clear how positive and amazing it can be to play for England.

Prior to the ongoing Test series against New Zealand, England had failed to win any of their last five Test series, winning just one of 17 matches.

Just over a year ago, England under the guidance of the then coach Chris SilverwoodThe draw was decided after refusing to take a target of 273 in 75 overs against New Zealand.

But, fired by Johnny BarstowA stunning 136 off just 92 balls and McCullum’s shocking words paved the way for England’s victory at Nottingham.

England captain Ben Stokes scored an unbeaten 75 runs.


The third and final Test will begin on Thursday in Headingley, Leeds.

(With AFP input)

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