Brendon McCullum, who is regarded as one of the best cricketers to have ever played for New Zealand, is one of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball in the game’s history. He has retired from international cricket and is currently serving as the head coach of the England cricket team.
Brendon McCullum Named His All-Time XI
Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has transformed England cricket’s approach in the game ever since he took over the reins as the head coach of the team. His approach has created a buzz since the last English cricket summer. Under McCullum’s tenure as head coach, England have defeated New Zealand 3-0 at home, drawn against the Black Caps 1-1 away, won a Test series in Pakistan, and defeated India and Ireland in one-off Tests.
Meanwhile, here, in this article, we will share with you the all-time XI team named by Brendon McCullum. This team was named by him a few years back, however, his playing XI has resurfaced on social media and the fact that he didn’t pick Virat Kohli has once again irked the fans.
No Place For Virat Kohli In McCullum’s All-Time XI
McCullum picked Sachin Tendulkar and Chris Gaye to open the innings in his all-time XI team followed by Ricky Ponting at 3, Brian Lara at 4, Sir Viv Richards at 5, Jacques Kallis at 6, and wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist at 7.
In the bowling department, Brendon McCullum has picked Australia’s spin wizard Shane Warne, speedster Mitchell Johnson and two of his Blackcaps teammates Tim Southee and Trent Boult.
Brendon McCullum’s All-Time XI: Chris Gayle, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Viv Richards (captain), Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Mitchell Johnson, Shane Warne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.