ODI hero Martin Guptill recalled to New Zealand Test squad
ODI hero Martin Guptill recalled to New Zealand Test squad

The return of World Cup star Martin Guptill and a call-up for fast-bowler Matt Henry headlined the New Zealand Test squad named on Saturday for the series against England starting next month.

ICC World Cup: New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning, says Stephen Fleming
ICC World Cup: New Zealand need Brendon McCullum at helm to keep winning, says Stephen Fleming

Brendon McCullum`s inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year`s World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said.

ICC World Cup: Brendon McCullum, New Zealand`s multi-talented, muscular leader
ICC World Cup: Brendon McCullum, New Zealand`s multi-talented, muscular leader

When Brendon McCullum took over as captain of New Zealand in December 2014, the team was engulfed by dressing-room strife.

ICC World Cup 2015: Balance and composure the keys to New Zealand progress
ICC World Cup 2015: Balance and composure the keys to New Zealand progress

The calm, assured manner in which New Zealand chased down South Africa`s imposing total on Tuesday to advance to their first cricket World Cup final is a hallmark of a team that has developed into a cohesive unit over the last two years.

ICC World Cup: New Zealand and South Africa set for 'heck of a show' semi-final
ICC World Cup: New Zealand and South Africa set for 'heck of a show' semi-final

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson is promising a "heck of a show" against South Africa in their World Cup semi-final at Auckland`s Eden Park on Tuesday.

Cricket World Cup: New Zealand coach predicts exciting match against Proteas
Cricket World Cup: New Zealand coach predicts exciting match against Proteas

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said on Sunday that their cricket World Cup semifinal match against South Africa at the Eden Park here on Tuesday will be an exciting affair for the spectators.

ICC World Cup: Best four in World Cup semis, says Mike Hesson
ICC World Cup: Best four in World Cup semis, says Mike Hesson

There can be no argument about the make up of the World Cup semi-finals, with the best four teams still alive, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson declared Sunday.

Cricket World Cup: Curtly Ambrose confident Chris Gayle will play against New Zealand
Cricket World Cup: Curtly Ambrose confident Chris Gayle will play against New Zealand

West Indies bowling coach Curtly Ambrose says he is confident that flamboyant opener Chris Gayle will turn out for the regional side when it faces New Zealand in the fourth and final quarter-final of the cricket World Cup at the Westpac Stadium here on Saturday.

ICC Cricket World Cup: New Zealand coach tips Sri Lanka over South Africa
ICC Cricket World Cup: New Zealand coach tips Sri Lanka over South Africa

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson suspects Sri Lanka could be too good for South Africa in the opening World Cup quarter-final in Sydney on Wednesday, but much will depend on the toss.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Afghanistan no surprise for New Zealand coach
Cricket World Cup 2015: Afghanistan no surprise for New Zealand coach

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson insisted Monday that the high-flying Black Caps will pay Afghanistan the utmost respect having tracked the Asian minnows` astonishing progress at close range.

World Cup 2015: Hesson plays down Australia-New Zealand hype
World Cup 2015: Hesson plays down Australia-New Zealand hype

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson Wednesday played down the hype surrounding the explosive World Cup showdown between the co-hosts, saying it will be treated as just another round-robin encounter.

Mike Hesson enjoys Black Caps` England rout
Mike Hesson enjoys Black Caps` England rout

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said Saturday he had enjoyed his team`s eight-wicket demolition of England, adding it had set-up them up nicely for their next World Cup match against fellow co-hosts Australia.

New Zealand coach pleased preparation ahead of World Cup 2015
New Zealand coach pleased preparation ahead of World Cup 2015

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson Thursday said the two bilateral series victories against Asian stalwarts Sri Lanka and Pakistan was an ideal preparation for the World Cup.

Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup 2015
Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup 2015

Batsman Ross Taylor believes that the New Zealand management will protect the players from the risk of burnout.

New Zealand determined to dictate Pakistan from first ODI, says Jimmy Neesham
New Zealand determined to dictate Pakistan from first ODI, says Jimmy Neesham

New Zealand all rounder Jimmy Neesham believes that after suffering early hiccups in the first matches of the Test and Twenty20 series against Pakistan, he hopes his side can come out in the first ODI and put a 'stronger performance' and then move forward from their.

Mike Hesson lauds New Zealand`s undefeated Test series run
Mike Hesson lauds New Zealand`s undefeated Test series run

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson Tuesday lauded his team`s unbeaten Test series run and the bounce back against Pakistan to level the three Tests.

We discussed calling off Sharjah test, says NZ coach
We discussed calling off Sharjah test, says NZ coach

The New Zealand team struggled to cope with the death of Australia`s Phillip Hughes and discussed calling the match off before playing the delayed second day of the third test against Pakistan, said coach Mike Hesson.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson admits playing was tough after Phillip Hughes tragedy
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson admits playing was tough after Phillip Hughes tragedy

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson Friday admitted his players were struggling in grief over the passing of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, saying they discussed not playing the match at all.

Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori could make surprise return for Kiwis in third test
Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori could make surprise return for Kiwis in third test

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday.

3rd Test: New Zealand coach wary of Sharjah conditions
3rd Test: New Zealand coach wary of Sharjah conditions

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson warned his team needed to be at their best to compete on a flat Sharjah pitch where they meet Pakistan in the third and final Test from Wednesday.