Wellington - Former New Zealand seamer Simon Doull believes Kane
Williamson and Mike Hesson should not be captain and coach of the Black Caps'
T20 side, saying his country are not getting their selections right in the
Doull, who is now a respected commentator all around the
world, feels Williamson should not be playing T20s for the Kiwis if he is not
going to be opening the batting.
Colin Munro and Martin Guptill have formed an explosive
partnership at the top of the order and Doull wants more dynamic players in the
Doull told Radio Sport: "I don't think we are getting
the selections right. I've had some concerns for a while.
"I would like to see Colin de Grandhomme batting higher
but it is the selections, not the batting order [which is the problem].
"We want dynamic players and should be giving them an
opportunity at T20 level. If Kane Williamson doesn't open in T20 he shouldn't
be playing. His record opening is very good -
at three and four it's not that great.
"But he shouldn't be in the T20 side, there's a lot
shouldn't be in the T20 side."
Doull, who took 98 wickets in 32 Tests, also wants Hesson to
be replaced as head coach just for the T20 side as he needs time off from the
Someone like former Black Caps spinner Daniel Vettori could
come into contention for the role as he coaches in the IPL and Big Bash League.
Doull said of Hesson: "He's a great coach who has done
an amazing job, and has really grown into the job.
"But he gets very little time off, only a small amount
of time with his family. Give him T20 completely off, get a new coach, new
ideas, a new bunch of players.
"[The coach] probably needs to have played the game to
understand it a bit better. The Northern Knights [winners of this season's
Super Smash] had Gareth Hopkins solely as their T20 coach and he played until
"The rest of the coaches around the country are a bit
older, out of touch with T20."
New Zealand play England in the T20 tri-series in Hamilton
on 13 February.