Morgan credits McCullum for ODI transformation

Britain hit absolute bottom two years prior however have changed into an ODI powerhouse because of some Antipodean motivation

Brendon McCullum was there for the start of England’s one-day cricket transformation and captain Eoin Morgan says the previous Kiwi captain has been a noteworthy motivation for his side’s emotional turnaround in the 50-over amusement.

Britain come back to Edgbaston on Friday in front of their Champions Trophy conflict against Australia, a similar setting where they pounded 408 against McCullum’s Black Caps precisely two years prior in their initial one-day worldwide since their humiliating appearing at the 2015 World Cup.

That pounding 210-run win against the World Cup finalists propelled a dazzling restoration in England’s one-day fortunes under Morgan’s authority, champions trophy 2017: full schedule and groupings based on striking and assaulting cricket that had for some time been the direct opposite of their way to deal with the white-ball game.

McCullum additionally constructed his captaincy notoriety on bold play and Morgan said the solid bond he framed with the Kiwi amid the Indian Premier League has seen that assaulting mentality rub off.

“He’s positively been a motivation for me,” Morgan said.

“Three years at Kolkata (Knight Riders) with him, in which we kind of became really near one another, and I took in a considerable measure from him. Watching him lead inside a gathering and his kind of strategic cricket mind and how he goes about things.

“He generally has an option see paying little respect to whether it’s correct, which makes things truly fascinating when you talk to him about cricket.”

The 408 England pillaged here on June 9, 2015 was their most astounding ever one-day add up to at the time, a stamp that was crushed by the 444 they posted against Pakistan at Trent Bridge a year ago.