Former captain Brendon McCullum said that New Zealand was lucky to have managed to reach the final of the 2019 World Cup but now it is time for him to achieve something special. McCullum, the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), 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 bit lucky that To reach that position.
New Zealand had lost to England even after a super-exciting tie for the World Cup’s very exciting final in July last year. He said, ‘I think they are really close to doing something special. There is no reason not to do well under the guidance of Kane Williamson’s captaincy and some other senior players.
India will host two World Cups in the next three years, including the T20 World Cup in 2021 and the ODI World Cup in 2023. The T20 World played in Australia this year was postponed to 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 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 we kept thinking that like big countries we do not have resources.