Boult: No-one captains as well as McCullum
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult feels that anyone captaining the Black Caps will have a tough time measuring up to former skipper Brendon McCullum.
Kane Williamson has had a tough start to his captaincy career since taking over the reins earlier this year, losing in South Africa and struggling in India currently.
But Boult feels that McCullum was such a good captain that Williamson was always going to struggle, especially against such strong opposition.
Boult said in the Hindustan Times: “Kane is a very classy player. He is up there in the ranks for a reason.
“He is at a very tough time to walk up with the role of captaincy and it is a learning experience for him.
“In terms of how Brendon led the team both with the bat and his captaincy, I don’t think anyone can do it as well as he did.
“He set his own tone and we all know what kind of an explosive batsman he was.
“We stack up a lot of quality players in our side and want them to stand up to end the tour on a positive note.”
The Kiwi batsmen have been particularly poor in the recent Tests, with none of the top order making many runs, and Boult admitted they were concerned.
He added: “We are looking to get more runs and if we do that, we can put more scoreboard pressure on a good Indian side.
“I don’t want to single out anyone but the entire eleven would want to contribute with the bat.
“As bowlers and fielders, we have taken a lot of pride but in the next few nights, it is a big challenge for the batters to come up.”
The sides are playing an ODI series, with India leading 1-0 after the first game.
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