Mike Hesson

  • Pitch and selection headaches for Black Caps 15-06-2014 12:08 PM

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand are mulling over the Queen's Park Oval pitch as they contemplate their final XI for the second Test against West Indies, starting on Monday. The tourists fielded two seamers and two spinners in the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica last week, coming away with an...
  • New Zealand media hail 'Captain Fantastic', Brendon McCullum 19-02-2014 09:38 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand media dubbed triple centurion Brendon McCullum "Captain Fantastic", as Black Caps coach Mike Hesson said his unfancied team was finally reaching its potential. "Our greatest innings," trumpeted the New Zealand Herald's front page on Wednesday, accompanied by a picture of McCullum with his arms aloft after scoring...
  • NZ coach promises more short-pitched test for Indians 01-02-2014 05:59 PM

    Whangarei: The Indian batting frailties against short-pitched bowling stood exposed in the ODI series and New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said the Kiwis will continue with the tactic even in the upcoming Test series starting February 6. The Kiwi bowlers sent down some short stuff, aided by the longer square...
  • NZ coach takes a dig at Team India: 'We don't instruct on pitches' 26-01-2014 12:20 PM

    Auckland: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson's preference for green wickets for the two-match Test series against India beginning February 6 was apparent, though he said the home team management did not give any instructions to prepare fast bowler-friendly pitches. "Eden Park does not look that green. Drop-in pitches are never...
  • Corey Anderson needs a break: New Zealand coach 17-01-2014 06:33 PM

    Napier: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson Friday said all-rounder Corey Anderson, who broke the record of world's fastest ODI century on Jan 1, is fatigued and in need of a break. Since hitting the world record century off 36 balls on New Year Day, Anderson has managed 29, 0...
  • Coach Mike Hesson urges NZ pacers to be aggressive against India 17-01-2014 02:33 PM

    Napier: New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson on Friday called on his fast bowlers to welcome Indian batsmen with aggression when they clash with the visitors in the five-match ODI series starting on Sunday. Hesson wants his bowlers not to repeat the mistakes they committed during the West Indies series,...
  • NZ coach Hesson welcomes selection continuity for India series 16-01-2014 09:24 PM

    Napier: New Zealand has virtually retained their squad that drew against West Indies for the upcoming ODI series versus India and coach Mike Hesson has hailed the decision, saying the selection continuity is a welcome change for the Black Caps. The 13-player squad, which drew the series 2-2 against the...
  • Vettori not to be considered for ODI series against India 13-01-2014 09:36 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand's veteran spinner and former captain Daniel Vettori will not be considered for the upcoming series against India owing to a back injury which has flared up in recent days. "Daniel Vettori won't be considered for the India series and his international cricket career remains under an injury-darkened...
  • Pitches for India series will be sporting tracks: NZC 09-01-2014 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has apparently ignored coach Mike Hesson's call for "green tops" in the upcoming home series against India and is instead preparing "sporting tracks" for the Auckland and Wellington Tests. An NZC official told IANS on Thursday that the authorities are keen that pitches...
  • Won't do Team India any favours with pitch preparation: NZ coach Hesson 24-12-2013 09:53 AM

    New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson has called on the country's curators to serve up green pitches when India tour for their two-Test series in February. New Zealand were belted 2-0 on India's dry wickets last year and Hesson said it was only fair to prepare bouncy tracks for the...
  • McCullum unlikely to play wicketkeeper again: NZ coach 14-12-2013 09:20 AM

    Wellington: Captain Brendon McCullum is unlikely to pull on the wicketkeeping gloves again for New Zealand, coach Mike Hesson said on Saturday. The 32-year-old is battling a long-term back injury and has already given up the gruelling role in Test matches, with BJ Watling taking the gloves in the longest...
  • NZ look to find winning touch against Windies in second Test 10-12-2013 09:13 AM

    Wellington: Coach Mike Hesson says New Zealand's performance in the first Test against the West Indies was "close to perfect" even though the team had to settle for a draw. New Zealand hope to go one better and get their first win in 11 matches under Hesson and captain Brendon...
  • NZ coach feels they have a good chance to win Champions Trophy 07-06-2013 08:46 AM

    Nottingham: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said his side may not be" the sort of guys who wander around like peacocks" but "are in with a chance" of winning the Champions Trophy. The Black Caps, who play Sri Lanka in their tournament opener at Cardiff on Sunday, go into...
  • New Zealand no Ashes entree, says Mike Hesson 02-05-2013 01:45 AM

    London: New Zealand have arrived in London with coach Mike Hesson insisting the Black Caps are determined to be more than just a warm-up act for the Ashes series later in the English season. Such is the interest in the Ashes, which pits England against arch-rivals Australia in the latest...
  • New Zealand keen to complete 'unfinished business' in England 29-04-2013 02:57 PM

    Wellington: A galvanised New Zealand head to Britain on Monday determined to finish off a job they came so close to completing in a thrilling climax to their drawn Test series against Alastair Cook's England at home last month. Brendon McCullum's underdogs had the entire Eden Park crowd on the...
  • McCullum to sue over New Zealand captaincy row 19-04-2013 12:09 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum said on Friday he plans to sue former player John Parker for defamation over allegations surrounding his appointment as skipper late last year. McCullum, 31, took over from Ross Taylor in controversial circumstances in December, prompting criticism of both the new captain and...
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