Removing fear of failure key to maximizing player potential: Brendon McCullum

England’s eight-wicket victory in Karachi made Pakistan suffer a whitewash at home for the first time. Ben Stokes was there at the end, undefeated on 35, with opener Ben Duckett compiling an unbeaten 82, including the winning runs. England had been set a manageable 167 to win on the evening of day three, and started their chase in archetypal fashion, quickly reducing the required total to 55 overnight. The left-handers knocked off the total in just 11.1 overs on the fourth morning.

“All we try and do is remain consistent with the messaging, have a smile on your face whether things work out or don’t, and encourage guys to allow their talent to come out without the fear of failure,” McCullum explained.