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New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has made it absolutely evident that his side will not be affected by sledging from the opposing Aussie camp during the test series. McCullum said that he expected arch rivals Australia to come out hard at them, but also admitted that it wasn’t a cause of concern.
“We’re certainly not spending any energy on it or worried about sledging. With Steve Smith and Darren Lehmann as coach, I think the two teams will get on well. It’ll be healthy competition on the field but I think it should be played in good spirits. Our focus will be very much on our skills rather than anything,” McCullum said. “It’ll be healthy competition on the field but I think it should be played in good spirits,” McCullum said.
“We just go play cricket and we have a good time while we’re at it. We’ve got a great bunch of guys that we’re playing with. We’re out there representing our country and that’s where our focus is rather than the other stuff,” McCullum added.
The New Zealand skipper has been on a roll as his side has performed exceptionally since the last couple of years. New Zealand have not lost a single test series in more than 2 years. McCullum’s astute and aggressive captaincy has definitely turned the fortunes for the Kiwis.