England captain Ben Stokes never lets the game drift, says Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum, England’s Test coach, admired Ben Stokes’ leadership throughout the three Tests against Pakistan as England secured a historic 3-0 clean sweep and attained their ninth Test victory in the space of ten games in the process.

Speaking to Sky Sports in Karachi, in the aftermath of Pakistan’s maiden whitewash at home in Test history, McCullum played down his own crucial role in England’s resurgence in the red-ball format. Instead, he lavished praise on his captain, for his work both on and off the field.