Michael Vaughan Is Surprised That Gary Kirsten Did Not Get Job As England’s Coach

Michael Vaughan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has questioned England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) choice to employ Brendon McCullum of the Kolkata Knight Riders to coach the country’s Test team. He claims that Gary Kirsten of South Africa is better prepared for the position.

Michael Vaughan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Michael Vaughan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Brendon McCullum Was Recently Appointed As The Head Coach

After weeks of speculation, England men’s cricket managing director Rob Key has selected former New Zealand captain McCullum as the England Test squad coach. McCullum will leave KKR at the end of the IPL 2022 season to join Ben Stokes’ team for a three-Test series against New Zealand, which begins on June 2 at Lord’s.

 “McCullum is the perfect mentor, thinker and culture driver who has done it before and has the t-shirt. What England have gone for in Brendon is exciting and a big name, but it is a big risk as well. He is taking over England at the right time. They are at their lowest ebb since the mid-1990s.

Michael Vaughan Is Surprised That Gary Kirsten Did Not Get Job As England's Coach
Brendon McCullum (Image Credits: Twitter)

“He will not have to do much for us all to see a massive improvement but if it doesn’t happen quickly then there will be questions asked about his appointment and whether England would have been better off with a safer pair of hands, more experienced and know how to coach in Test cricket. But one thing is for sure, we are in for an interesting ride,” opined Vaughan in his column for The Telegraph.

He further added,  “England’s bold appointment of Brendon McCullum makes me nervous. If English cricket has overlooked someone like Gary Kirsten for a second time I do find it incredibly bizarre. I don’t see how we have made that call twice.”

There were a lot of speculations that Kirsten would get the job but eventually, the ECB was ‘Blown Away by McCallum’s interview and hence appointed him as the new coach.

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