The Spin | In New Zealand, McCullum’s England role provokes mixed emotions

Brendon McCullum has never expressed a desire to coach New Zealand but now leads one of the most powerful cricket nations

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Brendon McCullum’s accession to the English men’s Test cricket throne comes with mixed emotions from a New Zealand perspective. On the one hand McCullum’s anointment is an inspiring south-Dunedin-boy-made-good story; a doff of the cap to the New Zealand cricket revolution he led as captain from 2012 until 2016, before ceding the reins to Kane Williamson.

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