Stuart Broad Explains How England’s Thrilling Test Win Against New Zealand Was Inspired by Brendon McCullum. England vs. New Zealand: Stuart Broad revealed how Brendon McCullum’s team talk at Tea on Day 5 inspired them to win at Trent Bridge.
Stuart Broad says England coach Brendon McCullum inspired his team. “Run towards the danger” in the second Test victory over New Zealand. McCullum has revitalized England in partnership with new captain Ben Stokes. The positive attitude of the new regime has been remarkable. England had won just one match out of 17 prior to the current New Zealand match. Having failed to win any of their previous five Test series. However, after defeating the Test world champions by five wickets for the second time in a row, England will travel to Headingley next week hoping to complete a clean sweep.
England’s Thrilling Test Win Against New Zealand
Only a year ago, England, led by then-coach Chris Silverwood, settled for a draw against New Zealand after refusing to accept a target of 273 in 75 overs.
But, propelled by Jonny Bairstow’s brilliant 136 and McCullum’s stirring words, England stormed to victory in Nottingham, chasing down 299 in just 50 overs.
“There’s no denying that Baz has already made an impression. In the changing room, everything feels new and exciting. It’s a very upbeat language “Broad stated.
“It’s all about how to move this game forward, and it’s very forward thinking. This is not a dig, but at tea, when we were four down and the game was still in the balance, I’ve certainly been in changing rooms where that would be shut down time.
“Baz’s team talk was all about ‘attacking the danger; running towards the danger,’ so every part of your mind is focused on winning.
McCullum combine his game knowledge with a simple mission statement.
“I don’t think he’s said anything profound; his entire mantra is about enjoyment and fun.” The buzz is: how good is Test cricket? How good is this terrain? “What can we gain from today?” said the veteran fast bowler.
“He appears to be a guy with a cricket brain that is constantly working, thinking about how we can change the game.”
“It’s not just praising guys who get a hundred, but it’s the smallest details, bits of fielding, and game momentum shifts. He will draw attention to it.”