New Zealand Cricket Board has appointed Gary Stead as the new head coach of the national side. Stead will replace Mike Hesson, who had an incredible run with the national side. New Zealand also played their maiden World Cup final with Hesson at the helm of affairs. Stead’s main goal is to help New Zealand win maiden World Cup title. In this year, New Zealand is going to have a tough time as they host India and Sri Lanka.
The Blackcaps will also host Bangladesh in a jam-packed schedule that will see them play continuous cricket from December till March. New Zealand will also play five-match one-day series and three T20s in order to prepare for 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Gary Stead stated that he would be keen to make New Zealand produce good results and keep things simple when it comes to planning for the future. He said that it will take at least three to six months to assess the environment of the national side. He also said that he will be keen to build on the success achieved under Mike Hesson. Stead said that the main agenda will be how to get improve in certain areas that could help us win big moments in a given tournament.
New Zealand Cricket President David White said that the board is pleased to name Gary Stead as new head coach of the national side. He also stated that Stead is an ideal candidate for the post as he possesses a vast amount of experience in coaching. White said that Gary has incredible credentials as a coach along with excellent mind for the game.
New Zealand Cricket Board has made the continuous investment and focused on producing high-quality coaches at the domestic level by initiating coaching programs that are in compliance with international standards. It will be interesting to see how New Zealand do under the tenure of Stead, who has been appointed on a two-year contract.