This will be the first time that former New Zealand captain McCullum will take charge of coaching an international team, that too in red-ball cricket. “I think McCullum will foster a sense of security and a new identity in the dressing room,” Nair said. You will recognize England as a team that plays a certain brand of cricket and you will see players playing as a team.
Former India cricketer Nair further explained how McCullum’s positive behavior will help the England Test team get back on track in the format after 16 losses in the last 17 matches. He said, ‘I can say that McCullum is the most positive person I have met. I keep telling them that I can reach your level of positivity anytime.
Nair admitted that he would be surprised to see McCullum take up the role of England’s red-ball coaching, as many have asked him to become a white-ball coach, a format where England are one of the best teams in the world. . But he feels the challenge of changing England’s Test squad may have drawn McCullum to the role. He said, ‘I was surprised that he was made the coach of the red ball instead of the white. But he always likes to challenge in life and I think he has accepted it as a big challenge to change such things.