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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | India should consider Mayank Agarwal as opener against New Zealand, reckons Mike Hesson

Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson opined that India should play ignored opener Mayank Agarwal instead of going with the much-hyped combination of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Hesson cites Agarwal's experience of facing New Zealand bowlers during 2020 will benefit India in the final.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC final | The way India top-order plays Kiwi pacers could decide outcome, asserts Mike Hesson 

Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has pointed to the battle between Indian top-order and the Kiwi pacers as a potentially match-defining contest in the WTC finale. He also added that India's last Test series loss to New Zealand won't matter much given India have done well in the recent-times.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Mike Hesson hints at RCB going ‘horses for courses’ route

RCB's Director of Cricket Mike Hesson has insisted that he was pleased with the balance of the Reds’ squad, and revealed that the side will be looking to pick players, particularly bowlers, based on the conditions. Hesson added that RCB will further be looking to get the best out of Glenn Maxwell.
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newscricket4 months ago

Adam Zampa to miss RCB's season opener against Mumbai Indians due to his marriage

Adam Zampa is set to miss the Indian Premier League campaign opener between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore due to his marriage. Hesson confirmed that the team's foreign players will arrive at different times until April 1 in a staggered manner.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | RCB would like Kyle Jamieson to perform better but club not worried yet, says Mike Hesson 

RCB's director of cricket operations Mike Hesson has made it clear that as much as the RCB want Kyle Jamieson to do well, they aren't too worried about his form yet. He also reckoned that the tall quick has struggled at the highest-level for the first time, which isn't a bad thing.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Wanted an X-factor player and got that in form of Glenn Maxwell, insists Mike Hesson

RCB’s Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson explained that the team went hard after acquiring the services of all-rounder Glenn Maxwell as he provides that X-factor to the team. He also revealed that they went after Steven Smith as he is a skilful player who can bat at different positions.
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featurecricket6 months ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RCB’s releases and retentions ft. Morris, Philippe and middle-order

Kohli and RCB threw a pleasant surprise last season by showcasing consistency in selection but welp, the Reds are back to their old ways again having released a ludicrous 10 players ahead of the mini-auction. Is it good? Bad? What could be the reason? We try to make sense of it here.
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newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2021 | Lack of high-level cricket reason behind Chris Morris release, reveals Mike Hesson

One of the more surprising releases on Wednesday was RCB letting go of Chris Morris and Mike Hesson revealed that the franchise took the decision owing to the South African not having played enough top-level cricket. Hesson also revealed that Finch was released based on an underwhelming IPL 2020.
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newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | It was a tough wicket to bat, we had an off day, remarks Mike Hesson

RCB were outplayed by CSK on Sunday in Abu Dhabi and the Reds' Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson, felt that the wicket was tough to bat and it turned out to be an off day for the club. RCB are stationed at third place in the points table despite having 14 points like MI and DC after 11 games.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Big thing for us to bring that energy in the field, insists Simon Katich

RCB head coach Simon Katich has insisted that the most important thing for the team is to bring back the intensity level of their fielding after they were 10 minutes behind the over-rate in the game against KXIP. He added that the team as a group has learnt a lot from their 97-run loss against KXIP.
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