New Zealand news December 10, 2012

Taylor disputes Hesson's version of events

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Ross Taylor, the former New Zealand captain, has openly disputed the coach Mike Hesson's depiction of his exit from the leadership of the national side.

Hesson has maintained that in a meeting ahead of the recently completed Test series in Sri Lanka he informed Taylor that he should step aside as captain of the ODI and Twenty20 sides while retaining the Test captaincy.

However Taylor, who is missing the forthcoming South Africa tour in order to take a break from the game after the job was handed to Brendon McCullum, said that Hesson's version of events does not match his own recollection of what took place.

"He said I wasn't a good enough leader, that this team needs a strong leader and that I wasn't a strong leader. If I wasn't a strong leader why would he give me the Test captaincy?" Taylor told Radio Sport.

"He said 'Ross, I am going to recommend to [NZC director of cricket] John Buchanan that we have a new captain for South Africa'. There was nothing in there about anything to do with a split captaincy."

Taylor has maintained the first he heard about the possibility of his retaining the Test captaincy was following the conclusion of the Sri Lanka series, which was tied 1-1 after New Zealand won the final Test. Asked directly whether or not someone was lying about the episode, Taylor replied: "Definitely."

Since his replacement by McCullum, Taylor has stated that he was not supported by Hesson after he replaced John Wright as the national team coach in July.

Taylor also reiterated his reasons for not joining the South Africa tour. "I don't think I could have given 100%," he said. "It has been a pretty stressful time for me, especially the last two or three weeks but the last five months have been pretty tough on myself.

"It's still pretty fresh in my mind. I think I got straight back on the horse by not turning down the captaincy in Galle and leading the team to that victory ... It would have been easy for a person in my position to just give it up there and then, but I decided that the best thing for the team was to carry on.

"The team will be better without me and all the distractions that have happened in the last couple of weeks."

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  • on December 12, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    @ Rob Heinen on (December 11 2012, 09:32 AM GMT) "Where has the game we used to know....", you said it so aptly. Being a long standing lover of cricket for more than half a century, I could feel the pain. I couldn't have said it better, Rob. Seems to be a universal malady. Doesn't seem to have a solution either. The guys who run Cricket, everywhere, seem to be intoxicated with a heady cocktail of Money, Power & Politics. You guys, my friends in NZ, you are not alone in this suffering.

  • Rally_Windies on December 12, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    the guy was hired because of his awesome "man management skills" ...

    this be a fine example of some terrible "man management skills" ....

    if this guy lied on this resume ,,,,,,

    or NOT....

    maybe his references lied to get him out of Oz Cricket .....

  • on December 12, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    a coach that cant communicate probably. That's handy.

  • on December 11, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    Where has the game we used to know gone? Different formats with different captains?? Coaches that determine who's to be captain??? Players questioning the umpires decision???? To those who say: Wake up to the reality of change, Rob, I say: You wake up to the reality of how change is murdering the game. It's money that's all important these days. Cricket is just a means to make that money. The game of cricket - i mean the men on the field playing the game - are just a necessary but at time extremely tedious sideshow.

  • Nathan74 on December 11, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    If I wasn't a strong leader why would he give me the Test captaincy?" Taylor told Radio Sport. Taylor you know the answer for this question. You were selected to be the captain because you were the errand boy for some people and since they rightly or wrongly blamed McCullum for player mutiny against the previous coach. You should put your hand to your heart and answer one question "Were you a good leader to black caps?" Before you answer the question watch some of the TV footages they have been showing over and over again. You are a good batsmen. Fielding emm questionable. Your skills in fronting up to the media. Extremely poor. You look slimy. My advice to you. Zip it and enjoy the break with your young family. Leave cricket in the dressing room.

  • on December 11, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    Ross Taylor is proving that he is not fit to be captain of NZ. The gracious thing to do would be to respect the coach's right to chose the captain, and maintain his own mana until such time as the next coach comes on board, and let the results do the talking.

    I don't recall Ponting or Flintoff making such a fuss when they were replaced. McCullum didn't throw his toys when overlooked for captain either.

    Remember NZ is #9 in world ODI rankings and Taylor has been unable to lead the players anywhere but down. His own performance with the bat does not make him a good captain. Getting the best out of others is not the same as scoring runs for yourself (KP anyone??)

    So far the other players have resisted the temptation to weigh in to the situation either because they agree with the decision or believe airing dirty laundry in public does nothing for the good of the team.

    His self styled martyrdom will not do him a service when he returns to the dressing room.

  • Baundele on December 11, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    With John Buchanan in the scene New Zealand cricket has more to suffer. He is the inventor of the idea of captaincy group, he does a bit of experiment with his ideas at the cost of the team. I was surprised when NZ appointed him; but did not know that they are still persisting with him.

  • aavalentine on December 11, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    Hesson needs to go. I believe Taylor 100% and it is only when the cat's out of the bag Hesson changed his tune and lied to the media and us. No respect for him at all.

  • on December 11, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    I remember Kolkata Knight Riders days..multi captain for a team, nOW i KNOW WHO IS PULLING STRING ...Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Mccullum are real show stoppers here.

  • pranay_bangalore on December 11, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    Isn't this guy Buchanan the same who wanted three captains for a single T20 game for KKR. No wonder guys like these change teams according to their whims and fantasies. I guess Hesson is just a pawn in this whole saga.

  • on December 12, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    @ Rob Heinen on (December 11 2012, 09:32 AM GMT) "Where has the game we used to know....", you said it so aptly. Being a long standing lover of cricket for more than half a century, I could feel the pain. I couldn't have said it better, Rob. Seems to be a universal malady. Doesn't seem to have a solution either. The guys who run Cricket, everywhere, seem to be intoxicated with a heady cocktail of Money, Power & Politics. You guys, my friends in NZ, you are not alone in this suffering.

  • Rally_Windies on December 12, 2012, 13:04 GMT

    the guy was hired because of his awesome "man management skills" ...

    this be a fine example of some terrible "man management skills" ....

    if this guy lied on this resume ,,,,,,

    or NOT....

    maybe his references lied to get him out of Oz Cricket .....

  • on December 12, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    a coach that cant communicate probably. That's handy.

  • on December 11, 2012, 9:32 GMT

    Where has the game we used to know gone? Different formats with different captains?? Coaches that determine who's to be captain??? Players questioning the umpires decision???? To those who say: Wake up to the reality of change, Rob, I say: You wake up to the reality of how change is murdering the game. It's money that's all important these days. Cricket is just a means to make that money. The game of cricket - i mean the men on the field playing the game - are just a necessary but at time extremely tedious sideshow.

  • Nathan74 on December 11, 2012, 7:47 GMT

    If I wasn't a strong leader why would he give me the Test captaincy?" Taylor told Radio Sport. Taylor you know the answer for this question. You were selected to be the captain because you were the errand boy for some people and since they rightly or wrongly blamed McCullum for player mutiny against the previous coach. You should put your hand to your heart and answer one question "Were you a good leader to black caps?" Before you answer the question watch some of the TV footages they have been showing over and over again. You are a good batsmen. Fielding emm questionable. Your skills in fronting up to the media. Extremely poor. You look slimy. My advice to you. Zip it and enjoy the break with your young family. Leave cricket in the dressing room.

  • on December 11, 2012, 5:47 GMT

    Ross Taylor is proving that he is not fit to be captain of NZ. The gracious thing to do would be to respect the coach's right to chose the captain, and maintain his own mana until such time as the next coach comes on board, and let the results do the talking.

    I don't recall Ponting or Flintoff making such a fuss when they were replaced. McCullum didn't throw his toys when overlooked for captain either.

    Remember NZ is #9 in world ODI rankings and Taylor has been unable to lead the players anywhere but down. His own performance with the bat does not make him a good captain. Getting the best out of others is not the same as scoring runs for yourself (KP anyone??)

    So far the other players have resisted the temptation to weigh in to the situation either because they agree with the decision or believe airing dirty laundry in public does nothing for the good of the team.

    His self styled martyrdom will not do him a service when he returns to the dressing room.

  • Baundele on December 11, 2012, 4:36 GMT

    With John Buchanan in the scene New Zealand cricket has more to suffer. He is the inventor of the idea of captaincy group, he does a bit of experiment with his ideas at the cost of the team. I was surprised when NZ appointed him; but did not know that they are still persisting with him.

  • aavalentine on December 11, 2012, 4:31 GMT

    Hesson needs to go. I believe Taylor 100% and it is only when the cat's out of the bag Hesson changed his tune and lied to the media and us. No respect for him at all.

  • on December 11, 2012, 3:58 GMT

    I remember Kolkata Knight Riders days..multi captain for a team, nOW i KNOW WHO IS PULLING STRING ...Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Mccullum are real show stoppers here.

  • pranay_bangalore on December 11, 2012, 1:06 GMT

    Isn't this guy Buchanan the same who wanted three captains for a single T20 game for KKR. No wonder guys like these change teams according to their whims and fantasies. I guess Hesson is just a pawn in this whole saga.

  • Min2000 on December 11, 2012, 0:49 GMT

    This situation has been brewing within the team ever since Vettori stepped down as captain in April 2011. At the time we all naturally assumed that Taylor would take over but somehow it took NZC two months to name a successor.

    Someone with a lot of sway with NZC was making a strong case for McCullum to take the captaincy, regardless of the fact that Taylor was an obvious and very popular choice.

    We can assume Stephen Fleming would have been arguing against Taylor in his role as McCullum's manager.

    "The process to select the captain has been robust. We wanted to make sure the right people were involved and that we appointed the right man for the job. I'm sure we have done that", said NZC CEO Justin Vaughan at the time.

  • tomtom100 on December 10, 2012, 22:55 GMT

    in response to newlands faithful.Hesson will already have alienated other team members.

  • Big_Chikka on December 10, 2012, 20:39 GMT

    comparisons to WI cricket may be appropriate, if i was sitting in WI now, i'd pick up the phone and offer this man nationality and a way to build a career for the WI. he is to good a player to be wasted by a coach. furthermore if one takes the notion of leadership as a key to success in tests and competitions there aren't many captains around the world who would be keeping their posts! more importantly there aren't many NZ captains better than this guy, and none come to mind who have won anything substantially more than he, no disrespect intended to vettori, crowe etc.

  • cricket-india on December 10, 2012, 18:21 GMT

    wonder where from NZC manages to get guys who are hell-bent on killing the C in NZ. buchanan, hesson,...who next???

  • sixnout on December 10, 2012, 17:45 GMT

    @TheDoullman on (December 10 2012, 11:28 AM GMT).

    I guess Ross Taylor is right on the last sentence. He is an intense young man. The fact that he was mentally spent makes sense. There is going to be times in our lives when we decide that we need to step away for sometime to recharge his batteries. Hope it works in the long run

  • Newlandsfaithful on December 10, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    All right Mr. Hesson, let's judge your coaching wisdom by the results in South Africa. If you're going to make Ross Taylor the scapegoat for previous failures, we're going to make your interference responsible for the impending failure in South Africa. I'm sure its only a matter of time before you alienate the other players in the squad apart from Ross Taylor.

  • Karthik_Kashyap on December 10, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    Windies and now Kiwis are now in a league of their own, courtesy their bad management skills ! Pity to see the best man of the Kiwis not available for the line up against the #1 side... Also how did Buchanan get this Kiwi job in the first place?! Too much politics in sports..

  • StevieS on December 10, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    Michael Kent he is just like you and I, you know an armchear expert. Unless of course you have played first class cricket as then you will have had more cricketing experience than him.

  • on December 10, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    It's not like Taylor is the kind of guy to say 'NZ sucks without me', is it? He had to say what he said. I like the guy; a very talented batsman that NZ desperately need (along with Jesse). However, I do have to say, he's not captain material, he's a little too introverted.

    Not that McSlogger will do much better.

  • amclean on December 10, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    What will be interesting to see if whether NZ Cricket change the process for appointing a captain. Let's just remember what's required at the moment - the coach decides who he wants, he reports to the Director of Cricket, who reports to the CEO, who then reports to the Board, who then approve the captain. What heck does the captaincy have to do with the Board?

  • on December 10, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    Seems like the coach has a thing for the McCullums. How come they aren't splitting the captaincy anymore now that Ross has 'declined'????

    Jesse Ryder is in the form of his life and still no steps have been taken to get him back in. Now Ross Taylor their best batsman who i feel was doing ok as captain has been pushed. Ross should do a 'Gayle' and play elsewhere for a year or so.

    Mike Hesson is leading this team down the drain. SA just dismantled AUS, shudder to think what they'll do to NZ. It will be amazing if they even win one game against the Proteas but i wont be shocked if they get 'Zimbabwed'.

  • stormy16 on December 10, 2012, 11:43 GMT

    As a fan I cannot accept Taylor not being part of the NZ team. The administrators ought to have made sure what ever the issues Taylor not being part of the team is not an option. If they cannot do that what on earth are they there for?

  • Doullys_Cuzzie on December 10, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    Taylor is wrong on the last point - the team will certainly not be better off with out him. NZ's most talented and experienced player we can ill-afford to do with out. To compete with the top nations like S.A. we are going to need many more characters with Ross Taylor's abililties and temperament. Another leadership shambles from the NZC board and issues with coaches not relating to players- a common theme that seem to have been inherant in NZ cricket for the last 20 years. Hopefully this and his up-coming break from the tour of S.A. will give Taylor more ammunition for the seasons to come.

  • on December 10, 2012, 11:26 GMT

    Whoever thought of appointing John Buchanan as NZ director of Cricket are seeing the results for themselves.

  • WestIndianInDA on December 10, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    Sad to hear of this, I have always admire Ross as a player, being a West Indian this scenario seems so familiar, I just hope for the good of New Zealand cricket it does not take more than a year to resolve this as was the case with Gayle and Gibson! Wish you well Ross.

  • Whatsgoinoffoutthere on December 10, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    John Buchanan managed to build a reputation as a guru on the back of the great Australian team of the late 1990s/early 2000s, whereas in fact Scooby Doo could have coached that team and looked good because they were naturally talented.

    As Lakshya Jain noted before me, there's the backbone of a very good team here if they'd stop messing about with it. This whole episode has been handled badly and in public. If they really wanted to move Taylor aside, they've achieved exactly the opposite because in public his position has never been stronger.

    One more thing... please stop McCullum from opening the batting! Even if he scores thee centuries in his next three games, I still believe that he's better suited to batting lower down the order.

  • on December 10, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    I think Ross Taylor is a level headed guy and he deserves the captaincy spot. If he is not aggressive enough, then train him to be that aggressive guy. Captaincy is not a born art. If the coach finds him not aggressive enough, then explain it to him so that he can do a better job in the future. Like the KKR fiasco, McCullum could loose his form after taking the captaincy too... So I think it is a very bad move. See, one thing is for sure. If the captain does not set aggressive fields or make bowling changes, then it means that he thinks, that his bowlers are not good enough. You cannot blame him for that.

  • Day1_First_Ball on December 10, 2012, 10:36 GMT

    Hesson says that at worse he did not "clarify" properly his intentions for splitting the captains. Taylor quite clearly states that Hesson said "have a new captain for South Africa". NO talk at all on T20/ODI/Test. I imagine you probably would remember the words quite clearly as the recipient. Taylor has now called Hesson a liar. There were two others in that meeting - assistant coach Bob Carter and manager Mike Sandle but I can't imagine they will ever give their version of events publicly. By their silence and Hesson's shifty "failure to clarify" line - they are all effectively calling Ross Taylor a liar. I believe Ross Taylor. And I think lots of other people do too. For good reason. And I'm guessing that some of the NZ Cricket team do as well. And even though a lot of the current anger will subside Hesson, Carter and Sandle will always be known as the three key team managers and coaches who called our (ex)Captain a liar. Backed by CEO David White.

  • on December 10, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    John Buchanan had nothing to do with this. In fact, he openly supported Taylor to keep the captaincy.

    Quite how Hesson was able to convince the board to overrule Buchanan's judgement I don't understand. Remember, Buchanan is High Performance Director, so effectively Hesson's boss.

  • Philip_Gnana on December 10, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    You would only think that some of these situation will arise in the Asian region. How crudely the team and the players are being managed. It is a sad state. NZ should have been looking long term at a more reliable player. They should have taken the cue from the Saffa's by handing over the role a younger player with Vittori as his mentor at least. Recalling Vittori for a series would have been a good idea. Jayawardena did it for SL. If the country's need is important Vittori would have refused.

  • on December 10, 2012, 10:25 GMT

    This Hesson guy, who is he exactly. As a long distance follower and suppoerter of NZ cricket, the whole management set up seems very dubious indeed

  • amclean on December 10, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    Ross Taylor's effort to lead NZ to victory in the second Test in Sri Lanka was a phenomenal effort when it's now clear that Mike Hesson told him before the series that was going to be sacked as captain. Going out and scoring 142 and 74 to get us to victory at Colombo - what more is a captain/leader supposed to do? My goodness he will be missed but I don't blame him at all for not wanting to play right now.

  • on December 10, 2012, 9:38 GMT

    I reckon Ross and Jesse Ryder should be planning the big come back against England in NZ in 2013 - enough said in the media, just let the bats do the talking against Jimmy Anderson and Co

  • kangaroussy on December 10, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    Why does chaos and miscommunication follow John Buchanan everywhere he goes?

  • Last_ride on December 10, 2012, 8:22 GMT

    I am A saffer and i am deeply disappointed. Ross Taylor a very handful of cricketers who can change the game completely on its head. Although i expect South Africa to win 2-0. I was expecting a close series.But now without Taylor it is certainly curtains for Newzealand.

  • on December 10, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    Ross Taylor is a very good batsman, and Kane Williamson is a potential world class player. Combined with the 3 headed bowling attack of Southee, Boult, and Bracewell, this team COULD be very, very good. The problem is, the NZC board is an absolute joke, and the coach has done the team no favors. This scenario is an absolute farce. While Taylor didn't do the best job as captain, he didn't do the worst either, and quite honestly, their treatment of him has been awful...

  • Rag-Aaron on December 10, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    I think Taylor has definitely been poorly treated but now it looks like there's going to be a battle between him and Mike Hesson. He's certainly not giving Hesson any option other than admitting he cocked up big time and then lied to cover it up. As we know from many past experiences the coach is always more expendable than the best player, except in this case NZC will look even more stupid if they have to get rid of yet another Coach. Perhaps it's for the best if the whole thing blows up big time - it might force something sensible to happen with NZC but lord knows where they're going to get some competent people from. The Last time there was this much trouble they had to appoint an Opera Singer as CEO.

  • nulla on December 10, 2012, 7:30 GMT

    Don't see a quick comeback for Taylor while Hesson is coach or this administration don't bring them to the table.

  • on December 10, 2012, 7:21 GMT

    Ross Taylor... I hope you keep playing you are a gentleman and deserved better. Stay strong and enjoy the time off

  • pauln2 on December 10, 2012, 7:13 GMT

    The team might be better off without all the distractions, but they certainly won't be better off without Ross Taylor.

  • jimbond on December 10, 2012, 5:59 GMT

    Seems NZC has taken a lot of bird brained decisions. Starting with the biggest blunder- the appointment of Buchanan as Director. Then the easing out of Wright and the appointment of Hesson. Now the sacking of Taylor, and then the appointment of Mcullum. It may be too late to reinstate Taylor, but I am sure the first two can be rectified- its never too late to get rid of Buchanan and Hesson

  • Uppercut07 on December 10, 2012, 5:42 GMT

    this is wat happens, when u make John Buchanan, the director of cricket!!!! He messed up KKR earlier, now he s messing with NZ!!!!

    and he seem to have soft spot of McCullum as well!!

  • jmcilhinney on December 10, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    This whole affair is a real shame. There is some talent in that NZ group but it seems not to be being harnessed fully. As someone who lives in Australia but doesn't support the Australia cricket team (England supporter here) I'm a bit of a NZ supporter by default and it's sad to see these perennial overachievers sliding down the rankings. Why does politics have to ruin everything?

  • on December 10, 2012, 5:29 GMT

    Really, who is Mike Hesson?? Is he actually any good at this stuff. His man management certainly doesnt seem to be good enough to be heading a national cricket team.

    Feel very sorry for Ross Taylor, he is a very good player and a huge asset to NZ. If this version is true, well actually any version, if I were Ross Taylor I would struggle to play for a coach/manager that has treated me this way.

    I hope we see his talent back in the game for the England series'.

  • ratspeed on December 10, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    Taylor is another example of a class player that gets wrecked by poor administration. Very few national cricket administrations are willing to consider that their own positive/negative way they interact with their players affects the psychology of the team, which affects their performance. Hang in there Ross!

  • pa99 on December 10, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    Who is Mike Hesson?

    how many wickets has he taken? how many runs has he scored? how many Tests has he played? how many 1st Class Matches has he played?

    No Dan Vettori No Ross Taylor No Bloody Hope!

  • on December 10, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    This syndrome is called the John Buchanan of split captaincy.

  • Bring_back_Wright on December 10, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    Well I know who I believe. Can we get rid of Hatchet Hessan now please?

  • on December 10, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    A real shame this, absolute shambles. I hope when Taylor returns, that he makes a great statement with the bat, regardless of who he returns against. NZC needs him more than he needs them.

  • CriticallyCricket on December 10, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    Its a shame.....I can not help sense that Taylor has been harshly treated!

  • Newlandsfaithful on December 10, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    You need your strongest leader for your test side. Hesson's version is inconsistant. I think Ross has been badly treated and it spells the end of his 100% commitment to NZ cricket, which is sad really, especially seeming the team looked like it was on the rise. The loss of the teams best batsman adds to the fear that they will be totally dismantled in SA.

  • on December 10, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    Kudos to Ross! NZC needs more players like him.

  • Clyde on December 10, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    What does a coach have to go with who is captain, anyway? Neither am I impressed with what Mr White has had to say.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 10, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    An already going downhill cricket team is being destroyed further by egoes of Hesson and Buchanan. NZ cricket needs to decide that whome they need most Taylor or Hesson. In my opinion, Hesson was lying all the away about what he told Taylor and must be fired to save NZ cricket.

  • tekcircricket on December 10, 2012, 4:07 GMT

    Very sad to hear.New Zealand does not need this at this moment when they are not playing good cricket.taylor will be a big loss for NZ when they tour SA.

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  • tekcircricket on December 10, 2012, 4:07 GMT

    Very sad to hear.New Zealand does not need this at this moment when they are not playing good cricket.taylor will be a big loss for NZ when they tour SA.

  • Zahidsaltin on December 10, 2012, 4:18 GMT

    An already going downhill cricket team is being destroyed further by egoes of Hesson and Buchanan. NZ cricket needs to decide that whome they need most Taylor or Hesson. In my opinion, Hesson was lying all the away about what he told Taylor and must be fired to save NZ cricket.

  • Clyde on December 10, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    What does a coach have to go with who is captain, anyway? Neither am I impressed with what Mr White has had to say.

  • on December 10, 2012, 4:46 GMT

    Kudos to Ross! NZC needs more players like him.

  • Newlandsfaithful on December 10, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    You need your strongest leader for your test side. Hesson's version is inconsistant. I think Ross has been badly treated and it spells the end of his 100% commitment to NZ cricket, which is sad really, especially seeming the team looked like it was on the rise. The loss of the teams best batsman adds to the fear that they will be totally dismantled in SA.

  • CriticallyCricket on December 10, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    Its a shame.....I can not help sense that Taylor has been harshly treated!

  • on December 10, 2012, 5:15 GMT

    A real shame this, absolute shambles. I hope when Taylor returns, that he makes a great statement with the bat, regardless of who he returns against. NZC needs him more than he needs them.

  • Bring_back_Wright on December 10, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    Well I know who I believe. Can we get rid of Hatchet Hessan now please?

  • on December 10, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    This syndrome is called the John Buchanan of split captaincy.

  • pa99 on December 10, 2012, 5:25 GMT

    Who is Mike Hesson?

    how many wickets has he taken? how many runs has he scored? how many Tests has he played? how many 1st Class Matches has he played?

    No Dan Vettori No Ross Taylor No Bloody Hope!