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Who would open the innings for India along with Sharma? (Getty Images)

'He's faced the NZ attack in NZ': Former Kiwi coach on who should open for India

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 09:18 AM IST
  • Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson feels Mayank Agarwal would be a better fit to open the batting for India against NZ in the WTC final.
File photo of Glenn Maxwell(Twitter)
File photo of Glenn Maxwell(Twitter)

Maxwell's batting will be especially needed in middle-overs: Mike Hesson

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Maxwell, a perennial under-performer but someone who has always raked in moolah at the IPL auctions, was snapped for 14.25 crore by the Royal Challengers Bangalore after Punjab Kings decided to release him.
AB de Villiers could keep for RCB in IPL 2021(BCCI/IPL)
AB de Villiers could keep for RCB in IPL 2021(BCCI/IPL)

IPL 2021: Hesson reveals de Villiers could be 'real option' for this position

PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 02:39 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Youngsters KS Bharat and newcomer Mohammed Azharuddeen are specialists for the job. But they also have the veteran South African AB de Villiers, their talisman who kept wickets in a few matches last season.
Virat Kohli will be opening the innings for RCB in IPL 2021. (RCB/Twitter)
Virat Kohli will be opening the innings for RCB in IPL 2021. (RCB/Twitter)

‘We talked about it before auction’: Hesson explains Kohli's decision to open

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 07:48 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Mike Hesson, RCB's Director of Operations, however, revealed that the decision for Virat Kohli to open was in fact, taken a while ago.
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore. (PTI)
AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore. (PTI)

'AB de Villiers arrives on the 28th': Mike Hesson provides update on RCB's plans

UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 02:27 PM IST
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore will begin their campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 9.
RCB’s Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson(Twitter)
RCB’s Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson(Twitter)

‘We all look at how to bring the best out of Maxwell’: Mike Hesson

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 05:18 PM IST
The Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to bag all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for a whopping 14.25 crore in IPL players' auction in Chennai on Thursday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Gurkeerat Singh plays a shot during Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Kolkata Knight Riders.(PTI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Gurkeerat Singh plays a shot during Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Kolkata Knight Riders.(PTI)

IPL 2020: RCB’s Mike Hesson reveals why Gurkeerat was promoted in chase against KKR

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 04:16 PM IST
IPL 2020: RCB openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal got the team of to a steady start in the chase, until Lockie Ferguson removed Finch. Everyone expected captain Virat Kohli to step out and finish the job, which he eventually did, but Gurkeerat Singh Mann was sent at the number three slot.
The RCB squad during a practice session.(Twitter/RCB)
The RCB squad during a practice session.(Twitter/RCB)

IPL 2020: Hesson explains RCB’s mentorship programme for team bonding

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 03:57 PM IST
IPL 2020: Explaining this initiative, RCB director of cricket Mike Hesson said every cricketer of the team is paired with a “buddy” from the side, giving each other an opportunity to learn, mentor and share.
South Africa's Chris Morris.(AFP)
South Africa's Chris Morris.(AFP)

IPL 202: Morris recovering from side strain, unlikely for game against KXIP

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Morris, who was bought for Rs 10 crore by RCB in a bid to strengthen its weak death bowling department, had also missed the team’s opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Virat Kohli or Aaron Finch: Who will open for RCB?(IPL)
Virat Kohli or Aaron Finch: Who will open for RCB?(IPL)

IPL 2020: Virat Kohli or Aaron Finch as RCB opener? Team director Mike Hesson gives an interesting answer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 09:07 AM IST
IPL 2020: On being asked about which two batsmen will be opening for RCB, Team director Mike Hesson chose to keep his cards close to his chest.
RCB batsman AB de Villiers(PTI)
RCB batsman AB de Villiers(PTI)

IPL 2020 | AB de Villiers was a standout having just coming out his living room: RCB director Mike Hesson

Dubai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:55 AM IST
IPL 2020: AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn may be out of action for some time but RCb director MIke Hesson feels the South African greats still have a lot to offer.
RCB Director of Cricket Mike Hesson.(Twitter/RCB)
RCB Director of Cricket Mike Hesson.(Twitter/RCB)

IPL 2020 | ‘You look ready for the beach’: Hesson’s polite dress code reminder to RCB fast bowling coach

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Indian Premier League: Known to be a thorough professional, Hesson reminded his colleague and RCB bowling coach Adam Griffith to be properly dressed for a virtual meeting. The entire situation was handled really well by Hesson, who gave subtle hints to Griffith who had missed the e-mail about the meeting in the first place.
File image of RCB captain Virat Kohli.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File image of RCB captain Virat Kohli.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Anyone breaching bio-secure protocols will be letting the team down’: Virat Kohli’s stern warning to RCB players

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 09:29 AM IST
IPL 2020: During a virtual conference call between all the players and RCB staff members, uploaded on RCB Twitter handle, Virat Kohli laid out the laws, and said that he wants everyone to be on the same page.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson and captain Kane Williamson at a press conference in Mumbai on Sunday.(PTI)
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson and captain Kane Williamson at a press conference in Mumbai on Sunday.(PTI)

‘Regret the fallout from it’: Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson recalls toughest time of his coaching career

Auckland | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Taylor stepped down from captaincy in all formats in 2012 after being asked to hand over the limited overs reigns to Brendon McCullum by Hesson, leading to quite a furore.”It was definitely the toughest time of my coaching career,” Hesson was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz on Sky Sports’ ‘The Pod’.
File image of Mike Hesson.(Getty Images)
File image of Mike Hesson.(Getty Images)

Can assure RCB will be ready: Mike Hesson hopeful of IPL taking place

Mumbai | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The IPL, which was originally scheduled to be held from March 29 to May 24, was indefinitely postponed by the BCCI due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in India and subsequent lockdown announced by the government.
File photo of Mike Hesson.(Getty Images)
File photo of Mike Hesson.(Getty Images)

Mike Hesson flies back home to New Zealand after being stranded in India

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 11:57 AM IST
The ex-New Zealand player and coach had arrived in India on March 5 for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League but was stuck in the country after the lockdown was imposed and all flights were suspended.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Virat Kohli being greeted by team mate AB De Villiers.(PTI)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Virat Kohli being greeted by team mate AB De Villiers.(PTI)

IPL 2020: Royal Challenger Bangalore to change name ahead of next season?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 04:36 PM IST
The officials accounts of the IPL franchise removed its display picture and cover picture while the name was changed to ‘Royal Challengers’.
India will face a sterner test in the Test series(Getty Images)
India will face a sterner test in the Test series(Getty Images)

India vs New Zealand: ‘Can’t take anything for granted’ - Former Kiwi coach makes prediction for India-New Zealand Test series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 02:31 PM IST
While Hesson believes India will be the favourites in the ODI series, New Zealand will offer a sterner test in the 2-match Test series which will round off the tour.
Virat Kohli walks back to pavilion after being dismissed.(AP)
Virat Kohli walks back to pavilion after being dismissed.(AP)

India vs New Zealand: Mike Hesson points out biggest test for Virat Kohli ahead of first T20I in Auckland

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 08:37 PM IST
Mike Hesson said that it will be interesting to see how India skipper Virat Kohli will negotiate the first 10-20 deliveries against the New Zealand pacers.
File photo of Mike Hesson.(Getty Images)
File photo of Mike Hesson.(Getty Images)

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Mike Hesson almost guessed Aaron Finch’s selling price in mock auction - Watch

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 07:21 PM IST
In a video posted by the franchise on Twitter, both Hesson and head coach Simon Katich can be seen participating in a mock auction.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli during an IPL match last year.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli during an IPL match last year.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Virat Kohli has his say on Royal Challengers Bangalore’s buys post IPL auction

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 08:14 AM IST
IPL auctions 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli on Friday said he was happy with the kind of players picked by his franchise during the IPL auction and looking to enjoy ‘the best form of cricket by playing bold’.
RCB need to be prudent with their picks(RCB Twitter)
RCB need to be prudent with their picks(RCB Twitter)

IPL auction 2020: Moneyball - A pacer, spinner, overseas star - What IPL teams need

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Devarchit Varma
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 08:37 AM IST
Other players to have opted for the highest bracket include South Africa’s Dale Steyn and Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews. Since all the teams will be disbanded ahead of the 2021 season for which fresh auctions will be held, a lot of the franchises may not buy big on Thursday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Will RCB replace Virat Kohli as captain in IPL 2020? Head coach gives clear answer

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 10:44 AM IST
RCB coach Mike Hesson nipped questions on Virat Kohli controlling the team and change in captaincy in the bud.
File image of Mike Hesson(PTI)
File image of Mike Hesson(PTI)

Mike Hesson weighs in on process of selecting Team India head coach

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 02:19 PM IST
After his stint with New Zealand, Hesson was appointed head coach of Kings XI Punjab. He resigned from his post after one year and has now been given the role of Director Cricket Operations of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Gary Kirsten has been shown the doors by IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore(Getty Images)
Gary Kirsten has been shown the doors by IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore(Getty Images)

The great coaching merry-go-round

By Amrit Mathur
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:43 AM IST
That IPL is exceedingly tough on high profile coaches is nothing new. T20’s volatility, and intolerance of private investors seeking instant returns, has grounded big names in the past
File image of former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson.(PTI)
File image of former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson.(PTI)

IPL: Mike Hesson believes Simon Katich is the right man for RCB

Mysuru | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:43 PM IST
RCB has failed to win the coveted IPL title even once. The team has failed to make it to the play-offs in the last three seasons.
File image of former Australia cricketer Simon Katich.(Getty Images)
File image of former Australia cricketer Simon Katich.(Getty Images)

Simon Katich replaces Gary Kirsten as RCB head coach, Mike Hesson named Director of Cricket Operations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 02:53 PM IST
IPL 2020: Hesson recently applied for Team India head coach job but finished second in the race behind Ravi Shastri, who was reappointed by the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
File image of Ravi Shastri(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Ravi Shastri(Action Images via Reuters)

Ravi Shastri identifies targets for Team India as new stint begins

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:21 AM IST
Speaking about the T20Is, the head coach spoke about taking fresh perspective and then consolidating on the talent at his disposal.
Kapil Dev-led CAC misspelled Mike Hesson’s name while submitting their recommendation for the appointment of Indian cricket team head coach(HT Collage)
Kapil Dev-led CAC misspelled Mike Hesson’s name while submitting their recommendation for the appointment of Indian cricket team head coach(HT Collage)

Kapil Dev-led CAC trolled for misspelling Mike Hesson’s name in official BCCI letter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 10:26 AM IST
The Kapil Dev-led CAC misspelled Mike Hesson’s name - one of the shortlisted candidates - while submitting their recommendation to BCCI for the appointment of Indian cricket team head coach
India coach Ravi Shastri during nets.(Reuters)
India coach Ravi Shastri during nets.(Reuters)

Ravi Shastri responds to Mike Hesson’s heartwarming congratulatory message after being re-appointed as India’s coach

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 08:06 AM IST
This will be Shastri’s fourth stint with the national team, having served briefly as the Cricket Manager (2007 tour of Bangladesh), Team Director (2014-2016) and head coach (2017-2019).
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