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Andrew Alderson, writing for the New Zealand Herald, looks at the possible candidates to take over Bob Carter as New Zealand's interim assistant coach, and the qualities they must possess.
* The ability to strike a professional relationship with Mike Hesson and the management team.
* Sustaining player respect by knowing what it takes to perform in international cricket or, if not, technical nous like that of Martin Crowe's mentor, the late Harold Whitcombe. A Sherlock Holmes' eye for detail, especially regarding video analysis, would be helpful.
* A robust passport and a family situation capable of coping with months away from home.
* 'Bedside manner' - it's all very well knowing your cricket but convincing an out-of-form player of an idea's validity is a precious skill.
* A willing arm for throwdowns.
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