Ben Foakes Reveals Coach Brendon McCullum’s Motivation Speech That Led To Nottingham Test Victory

England cricketer Ben Foakes published the motivational speech of trainer Brendon McCullum all over ENG vs NZ 2d Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. During the event, England chased down a 299-run overall at the ultimate day to win the event by way of 5 wickets.

With the victory, England additionally defeated New Zealand within the three-match Test sequence 2-0. Earlier, England overwhelmed New Zealand within the 1st Test by way of 5 wickets. It was once a cheerful second for the England Test crew after a very long time. Previously, England confronted back-to-back defeats in opposition to Australia and West Indies within the Test sequence.

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ENG vs NZ: Ben Foakes Reveals Coach Brendon McCullum's Motivation Speech That Led To Nottingham Test Victory

Brendon McCullum’s Speech At Tea Was Like William Wallace: Ben Foakes

Ben Foakes mentioned that Brendon McCullum’s speech all over the tea damage was once like Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace. He published that everybody was once determined to get available in the market after Brendon McCullum’s motivational speech.

“Baz’s (Brendon McCullum) team talk at tea – it was like William Wallace! After he was done, everyone was desperate to get out there. The traditional Test approach in that situation would be ‘see how it goes, see how many wickets we’ve got left, then if the situation isn’t there, do we shut up shop?’ He was like, ‘Nah, we’re not doing that. We’re winning this game. If we don’t, so be it – we’ve done it the right way. It doesn’t matter if we don’t win this game.’ And it took the pressure off,” Ben Foakes mentioned.

ENG vs NZ: Ben Foakes Reveals Coach Brendon McCullum's Motivation Speech That Led To Nottingham Test Victory

Ben Foakes additionally opened that new trainer Brendon McCullum and new skipper Ben Stokes have introduced numerous certain adjustments to the Test crew.

“It has changed the way I look at Test cricket. With playing for England, there are obviously a lot of pressures, a lot of criticisms and things like that. If you think about that too much, it weighs on you. But over the last two weeks, it’s clear to see the positives and how amazing playing for England can be. Baz and Stokesy, the way they are, promote that,” Foakes additional mentioned.

In ENG vs NZ fifth Test, New Zealand batted first and piled up a mammoth overall of 553-10 within the 1st innings. England responded with 539 all-out. Later, New Zealand was once all-out for 284, putting in place a 299-run goal for England within the 2d innings.

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow. Image: Twitter

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With a 136-run quickfire by way of Jonny Bairstow and an unbeaten 75 by way of Ben Stokes, England controlled to seize victory by way of 5 wickets and received the sequence 2-0. England and New Zealand will play yet another Test within the sequence. ENG vs NZ third Test starts on June 23 (Thursday) at Headingley in Leeds.

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