Brendon McCullum says this New Zealand side is the strongest he has seen ahead of the highly anticipated three-Test series against Australia.
Ranked No.2 in the ICC Test rankings, the Kiwis enter their Australian tour full of confidence after their 1-0 home series win over England.
Eyeing a first series victory on Aussie soil since 1985, McCullum believes New Zealand have the squad capable of creating history, under the guidance of skipper Kane Williamson.
“They’ve got, in my opinion, once-in-a-generation cricketers littered throughout that line-up,” McCullum told SEN Breakfast.
“(Kane) Williamson, (Ross) Taylor, (Trent) Boult, (Tim) Southee and now you can also add (BJ) Watling and (Tom) Latham to that too.
“I don’t think we’ve ever seen a stronger New Zealand side personally. They are also bringing over good form and I’m sure they will be up for the challenge.
“They’ve targeted this series for a long, long time.
“The opportunity to come over and show their wares on Australian soil, I think for a New Zealander is one of the biggest challenges … the boys will be fizzing for it.”
The first Test between Australia and New Zealand gets underway in Perth on Thursday and you can catch every ball live on 1116 SEN from 3pm AEST.
Listen to Brendon McCullum’s chat on SEN Breakfast in the player below