Ross Taylor controversy has made me a better coach, says Mike Hesson

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Hesson and Taylor’s relationship is still on the mend

The Ross Taylor captaincy controversy made headlines all over the cricketing world and could easily be viewed as one of the most tense moments in the New Zealand cricket camp this year by far, but after sitting down and solving all their problems, head coach Mike Hesson believes the incident has actually benefited him, whereby he feels as if he has become a better coach altogether.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ross Taylor’s return must have been extremely tough, says Sir Richard Hadlee

Taylor has responded well since making his comeback

Former New Zealand all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee has become the latest cricketer to voice his remarks about the recent captaincy dispute involving Ross Taylor, head coach Mike Hesson and New Zealand Cricket (NZC), saying that he believes Taylor’s return to the national side after taking a prolonged break would have been one of the hardest things he has had to have faced in his international career.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: ‘At no time’ did Mike Hesson ever suggest to split the captaincy, says Shane Bond

Bond revealed that Hesson had never told him about his intention to split the captaincy

New Zealand bowling coach Shane Bond has reignited the captaincy saga that hit the national team hard, whereby captain Ross Taylor stepped down and handed over all his duties to batsman Brendon McCullum, by saying that “at no time” did coach Mike Hesson ever suggest splitting the captaincy.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: England have to ensure that they do not go into the Ashes campaign looking to mimic what happened in 2010-2011, says Jonathan Trott

Trott does not want the Ashes series to be about humiliation and degradation

The Ashes has long been known as one of the, or arguably, the most intense rivalry in cricketing history, however, with a back-to-back Ashes series set to take place this year, England batsman Jonathan Trott has warned his team-mates not to focus on trying to mimic the 3-1 thrashing they handed the Australians in 2010-2011 and instead divert their attention towards simply retaining the Ashes for a record third time in a row.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Kevin Pietersen ousted from England limited overs squad for New Zealand series

Pietersen will only play during the Test series in England’s tour to New Zealand

England flamboyant batsman Kevin Pietersen has been ousted from the national team’s limited overs squads in the upcoming tour of New Zealand due to the national selectors desire to keep him fit and healthy ahead of the brutal international schedule to follow later this year.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Martin Crowe burns New Zealand blazer in protest of NZC’s maltreatment of Ross Taylor

Crowe heavily criticised NZC’s handling of the whole situation

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has allegedly burnt his black blazer in protest of New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) maltreatment of Ross Taylor during the recent captaincy row.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I was not involved in the decision to split the captaincy whatsoever, insists Brendon McCullum

McCullum is tired of the media saying that he influenced Hesson and New Zealand Cricket into introducing the split captaincy

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has insisted that he had no involvement whatsoever in head coach Mike Hesson and New Zealand Cricket’s decision to split the captaincy at the end of the Sri Lanka series.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: The idea of a split-captaincy is very confusing to me, says Ross Taylor

Taylor wished McCullum all the best during his tenure as captain

Former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor has announced that he refused to accept a proposal from New Zealand Cricket to stay on as Test captain, while batsman and team-mate Brendon McCullum took charge of limited overs squads, since it was too confusing for him.

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