New Zealand were lucky to reach WC final, it’s time to achieve something special: McCullum

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New Zealand were lucky to reach WC last, it’s time to achieve something particular: McCullum

New Zealand were a “little bit lucky” to reach the 2019 World Cup last and it’s time for them to draw a line within the sand and achieve something actually particular, mentioned former skipper Brendon McCullum.

“I know they got very close last year in the World Cup – but I did feel they were a little bit lucky there as well to actually get themselves in that situation,” McCullum, who’s presently the top coach of IPL crew Kolkata Knight Riders, mentioned in a current podcast.

Last yr, New Zealand had misplaced the dramatic World Cup last to hosts England on boundary count-back rule after scores were tied even after the tremendous over.

India will likely be internet hosting two World Cups in subsequent three years — the 2021 T20 World Cup and the 2023 ODI World Cup, whereas this yr’s T20 showpiece which was postponed due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic will likely be held in Australia in 2022.

“I think they’re close to doing something really really special, and under Kane Williamson’s captaincy and under the leadership of some of the other senior players, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t,” McCullum mentioned.

“I think now is the time for them to put a real line in the sand though. I think they’ve done well, they’ve got the ear and eyes of not only New Zealand but the world, it’d be nice.”

The 38-year-old McCullum, who led the Black Caps to the 2015 World Cup last, heaped reward on Williamson and mentioned its time for the Kiwis to recover from the reasons of the previous.

“I think they’re really well-led by Kane Williamson, someone who is a fantastic embodiment of what it’s like to be a Kiwi and he’s got a wonderful group of people around him.

“I feel they imagine now too – I feel that is the massive key. For so lengthy we were all the time simply making an attempt to peak sometimes as a result of we did not really feel we had the assets to compete with the larger nations.” 

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