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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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