“I feel for me red-ball cricket has at all times been the top of the game, should you have a look at the place the sport sits at present, it’s most likely on a little bit of a downward pattern and to me the nation that may actually change that’s England,” McCullum advised Sky Sports activities.
“For us to be aggressive in Check cricket, I feel will go a good distance in making an attempt to have the ability to hopefully simply shift that a bit of bit when it comes to the notion of red-ball cricket shifting ahead.”
McCullum additionally hailed new Check captain Ben Stokes as a “actually robust chief”, and admitted he is not going to be a hands-on technical coach.
“I actually don’t coach technically. I perceive the approach clearly however for me it’s extra round techniques and man-management and making an attempt to supply the suitable atmosphere for the group to try to go on the market and be the most effective variations of themselves,” the 40-year-old stated.
“So I feel with Stokesy as captain we’ve bought a extremely robust chief, a ‘comply with me’ sort of captain and so I feel my job shall be to try to be certain that we’re in step with a number of our messaging.
“I’m assured within the abilities that I’ve bought and I’m assured within the group that now we have to start out issues off as effectively,” he stated.
“Clearly it would take a short while to develop into fully adjusted to the strategies and the methods over right here and it would take a while for guys to develop into adjusted to me as effectively, however I’m trying ahead to it.
“For me it was a giant danger taken by everybody however, for me, you don’t get anyplace until you are taking dangers.”