Christchurch: Former captain Brendon McCullum said that the New Zealand team was lucky to have managed to reach the final of the World Cup 2019, but now it is time for them to achieve something special.
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McCullum, the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League, said in a podcast, ‘I know that he came very close to becoming the World Champion last year, but I felt that he was a little lucky to be in that position To reach.
In July last year, New Zealand had to lose to England, even after the super-exciting tie of the World Cup’s very exciting final. He said, ‘I think he is really close to doing something special. There is no reason not to do well under the guidance of the captaincy of Kane Williamson and some other senior players.
India will host 2 World Cups in the next 3 years including T20 World Cup in 2021 and One Day World Cup in 2023. This year, T20 World played in Australia was postponed for 2022.
McCullum, who led New Zealand to the final of the World Cup in 2015 under his captaincy, said, ‘I think the time has come when he will have to pull the line on the sand. I think he has done well, he has a good understanding not only of New Zealand but of world cricket.
He said, ‘Williamson leads the team brilliantly. I think they also have confidence now. Earlier, for a long time we kept thinking that like big countries we do not have resources.