BLACKCAPS Steering Clear Of Captaincy Debate

Publish Date
Sunday, 28 February 2016, 6:27PM
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Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has yet to decide if Kane Williamson will lead New Zealand in all three forms of cricket.

The Black Caps batsman will lead New Zealand at next month's World Twenty20 in India after the departure of Brendon McCullum.

Hesson said it would be wrong to assume Williamson is a sure thing to fill all three roles.

"I don't think that's fair on Kane. It's something we won't look at until after the T20. I think the focus has very much been Brendon going out."

Hesson said he doesn't want to create any captaincy controversy by rushing the decision.

"All the players are very keen not to get involved in a captaincy debate.

"The main problem with captaincy is people get into a debate and it becomes one person against another, which is certainly not how this team operates."

He said it's vital someone taking on that type of role is doing so willingly and will not get burnt out.

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