Brendon McCullum selects a player to provide a “layer of leadership” around Shreyas Iyer. McCullum, the head coach of the KKR is delighted to have his star paceman Pat Cummins back in the squad.
Brendon McCullum, head coach of the KKR, Delighted to have his star paceman Pat Cummins back in the squad. Cummins missed the first three games of the season due to his participation in Australia’s tour of Pakistan, where he led the Test team to a 1-0 series victory. This season, Shreyas Iyer has impressed many with his sharp captaincy skills, and the head coach is no exception. McCullum believes Cummins’ availability will strengthen the team’s leadership.
Brendon McCullum: Pat Cummins back in the squad will strengthen the team’s leadership
“I’m overjoyed to have Pat back,” he said. “He’s one of those guys who fits in perfectly in this environment and is a wonderful person. Huss was adamant about having some Australians, and I was obviously a little hesitant about having too many Australians (laughs), but Pat’s an absolute beauty, a wonderful cricketer, and a strong leader, so he’ll add another layer of leadership in and around our skipper Shreyas, who has also been impressive. We actually have a few selection issues. We have more men to choose from than not, which is a good problem to have, and hopefully we will get them right “McCullum was quoted on KKR’s official website as saying.
The Kolkata Knight Riders have won two of their three matches so far. They will play the Mumbai Indians next, who have lost both of their games this season. McCullum, on the other hand, believes the Mumbai Indians are a great team capable of making a comeback at any time.
“Mumbai, Mumbai, Mumbai! (Laughter) They know exactly what they’re doing. We have a high regard for the Mumbai Indians’ management, coaching staff, and leadership, and we know that even if they suffer a couple of losses early in the tournament, they will remain poised under pressure. Anticipate that they will perform admirably. We also expect every team we play to play well, and we expect ourselves to play well as well. Hopefully, if we can stay present and calm in stressful situations, we will come out on top “According to the former New Zealand captain.