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'The key is to break down data to what's actually useful'

Apr 4, 2016: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson talks about effective use of analytics in T20, what selectors look for when picking players, and analysing the opposition

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Pakistan, World T20 2016, Group 2, Mohali

New Zealand's tactical sharpness reaps rich dividends

Mar 21, 2016: The biggest story behind New Zealand's success has been how well they have read the conditions, and how well they have selected their XIs, and coach Mike Hesson has played a key role in it

Sidharth Monga in Mohali

'No longer are we consumed by losing'

Feb 19, 2016: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson talks about his long association with Brendon McCullum, whose leadership helped New Zealand cricket grow

Melinda Farrell

Australia in New Zealand, 2014-15

Hesson wanted greener pitch at Basin Reserve

Feb 16, 2016: New Zealand's coach Mike Hesson has expressed his disappointment that the Basin Reserve pitch offered little seam movement for the fast men after the first session

Brydon Coverdale in Wellington

Pakistan in New Zealand 2015-16

Hesson happy with how New Zealand's T20 XI is stacking up

Jan 23, 2016: New Zealand were mindful their recent T20 series wins against Pakistan and Sri Lanka may not mean much for their World T20 campaign in India, but were grateful for having found pieces of their T20 "puzzle", coach Mike Hesson said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st T20, Mount Maunganui

Stretch of T20s a 'window of preparation' for WT20 - Hesson

Jan 6, 2016: The five upcoming T20s at home are New Zealand's chance to build depth into their squad ahead of the World T20 in March, coach Mike Hesson has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2015-16

Boult rested; Nicholls earns maiden call-up

Dec 14, 2015: In an effort to manage workloads, New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been rested for the first three of the five ODIs against Sri Lanka starting on Boxing Day

ESPNcricinfo staff

NZ in Australia 2015-16

Did Lyon decision contravene ICC directive for DRS?

Nov 30, 2015: Nathan Lyon's reprieve during the Adelaide Test appears to have been in direct contravention of the ICC's directives for umpires using the DRS

Melinda Farrell and Daniel Brettig

Australia v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Adelaide

NZ drink in atmosphere ahead of key Test

Nov 25, 2015: New Zealand have taken a relaxed approach to their preparations for Adelaide, visiting a vineyard after their arrival from Perth

Melinda Farrell

NZ in Australia 2015-16

Mike Hesson boasts psychological victory

Nov 18, 2015: New Zealand may be 1-0 down in the Trans-Tasman Test series, but the team's coach Mike Hesson believes his side scored a significant psychological victory over Australia with their remarkable comeback to take the innings lead at the WACA Ground

Melinda Farrell in Perth

Cricket Australia XI v New Zealanders, tour match, Sydney

Hesson unhappy with 'Abu Dhabi' pitch

Oct 30, 2015: New Zealand's coach Mike Hesson has equated the Blacktown Oval pitch with "day four in Abu Dhabi" and defended his team's insistence that the strip was unsafe for play after the Cricket Australia XI ran up a tally of 1 for 503

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

'To know when to intervene and when to say nothing is an art'

Oct 25, 2015: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson talks about why a coach can be successful without having played first-class cricket

Tim Wigmore

New Zealand in South Africa 2015

Our style of play gives us the best chance - Hesson

Aug 11, 2015: Two years later, neither Ross Taylor nor Brendon McCullum has returned with New Zealand to South Africa, but Mike Hesson is back and has plenty to show for it

Firdose Moonda

New Zealand in Zimbabwe and South Africa 2015

Hesson keen to blood youngsters on Africa tour

Jul 26, 2015: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has two main objectives for the team's upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa - to win both the ODI series, and to ensure his players evolve into "solid international cricketers"

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in Zimbabwe and South Africa 2015

McCullum, Southee rested for Africa tour

Jul 9, 2015: Brendon McCullum and Tim Southee have been rested for New Zealand's limited-overs tour to Zimbabwe and South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

Limited-overs losses dampen New Zealand's tour

Jun 24, 2015: They were in front halfway through the one-day series before they lost the plot a bit

Andrew Alderson

New Zealand in England 2015

Hesson and McCullum forging New Zealand's greatest era

Jun 3, 2015: With a 199-run second Test victory over England at Headingley, the current New Zealand side added evidence to a case which suggests this is the country's best Test era under the captaincy of Brendon McCullum and stewardship of Mike Hesson

Andrew Alderson

New Zealand in England 2015

Expectations rise for overqualified underdogs

May 6, 2015: New Zealand have arrived in England but they are determined not to make any ripples. At least not yet. For all their on-field panache, it is New Zealand's style to keep things low key

Alan Gardner

A tale of two coaches

Mar 28, 2015: Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar

Brydon Coverdale

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

Hesson doesn't mind quick turnaround

Mar 22, 2015: Mike Hesson has called Martin Guptill's unbeaten 237 a "surreal" performance but New Zealand do not have much time to sit back and soak up the acclaim with just a 48-hour turnaround to their semi-final against South Africa at Eden Park

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington
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