New Delhi, June 23 – Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has revealed that he was approached for the position of England Take a look at crew head coach previous to Brendon McCullum’s appointment.
Following England’s resounding 4-0 defeat within the Ashes collection held in Australia in early 2022, vital modifications have been applied inside the crew administration. Head coach Chris Silverwood, batting mentor Graham Thorpe, and managing director Ashley Giles all confronted dismissal from their respective jobs.
Moreover, Joe Root determined to relinquish his position as captain.
Ponting revealed Rob Key, who assumed the position of director of males’s cricket for the England Cricket Board, approached Ponting to debate the teaching alternative.
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“I truly acquired requested earlier than Brendon took the job, there you go. You guys is likely to be the primary to search out that out — however I did take some calls from Robert Key as quickly as he took over that job,” Ponting informed Guerilla Cricket.
“However I’m simply not prepared for a full-time worldwide teaching job, the place I’m at in my life. Having travelled as a lot as I’ve, with younger children now I simply don’t need to be away as a lot as I used to be,” he mentioned.
“And even speaking to Brendon, his household is just simply arriving immediately. If you’ve acquired children which are at school, shifting them round, that’s not what I need to do.”
When new Take a look at skipper Ben Stokes and coach McCullum took over the reins, England adopted an aggressive and fearless model of cricket dubbed ‘Bazball’.
Underneath the Bazball strategy of rattling up boundaries and utilizing aggressive fields and early declarations, England have witnessed a exceptional transformation in Take a look at cricket, having gained 11 of their 13 Assessments and never misplaced a single collection but.
The Ashes defeat at Edgbaston was simply the third loss England have suffered in 14 Assessments since McCullum was appointed in Could final 12 months.
Earlier than Bazball, England had secured only one win in 17 Assessments underneath former mentor Chris Silverwood.