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New Zealand blossom under Hesson

Jul 5, 2014: The coach has formed a balanced Test side and created a stable environment of professionalism and effective communication

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Steady New Zealand need minor tweaks for Barbados

Jun 21, 2014: They could look to pushing Watling up to No. 6, and bringing Wagner back on a track that isn't likely to offer much to spinners

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Eleven reasons why New Zealand are looking good

Feb 20, 2014: Featuring McCullum, Taylor, Boult, Southee and a support cast of team-mates, coaches and fans

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Two steps back for New Zealand

Nov 13, 2013: Their showing in Bangladesh seems to have given the lie to the progress they made earlier this year

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Plenty to ponder for New Zealand

Oct 28, 2013: The two-Test series against Bangladesh offered some positives but concerns remain, especially with the bowling unit and opening combination

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Chittagong pitch helps no one

Oct 14, 2013: The batsmen got some batting practice, but otherwise it was soul-sapping stuff

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Is there a method to NZC's madness?

Jul 25, 2013: New Zealand cricket seems to be embarking on a new era. But will we see any change in fortunes?

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The Phantom walks away

Jul 3, 2013: Chris Martin was not only one of New Zealand's most successful bowlers, but a cricketer who endeared himself to everyone with his humility and humour

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Turn the bickering into good governance

Apr 7, 2013: John Parker's document on New Zealand cricket might be controversial, but you cannot fault the sentiment behind it

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A large step forward, but no cigar

Mar 27, 2013: Has the Auckland Test marked a turnaround in New Zealand's fortunes? The trip to England will tell

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Lack of pace penetration a worry for New Zealand

Mar 19, 2013: The honours are even going to Auckland, but it's not all hunky dory for the hosts

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Uncompromising New Zealand must look to sustain form

Mar 11, 2013: The draw in Dunedin threw up plenty of positives for the hosts, which they must carry forward to Wellington

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Dipak stumbles, Nathan sizzles

Feb 19, 2013: Six memorable days from the last six England tours to New Zealand

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New Zealand need to woo their fans back

Aug 28, 2012: Spineless performances will have made their supporters feel jaded. To make them care once again, some of New Zealand's players will need to play exceptionally

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A man for a crisis

Jul 22, 2012: Mike Hesson is young but experienced, and has excellent man-management skills which will help New Zealand in a tough year ahead

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New Zealand's American dream

Jul 5, 2012: They have a lot riding on promoting cricket in the US, but you wouldn't know that going by the team's recent performances in Florida

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India's pace puzzle: Aaron or Umesh?

With India playing most of their Test cricket at home over the next 18 months, they will have to choose between their two quickest bowlers most of the time. A tricky choice, given Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav's hit or miss tendencies

Ross Taylor treats himself

How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia

A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

South Africa fall to record lows

Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket

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