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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.
Taylor has been full of smiles since ending his exile from the national team
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has denied having any issues with his predecessor Ross Taylor as the former skipper made his return for the ongoing England series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taylor is convinced someone lied about the entire captaincy dispute
Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has announced that head coach Mike Hesson’s depiction of how he quit the captaincy is completely false
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.
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.