Mike Hesson is the former head coach of the New Zealand Cricket team. He has also confirmed to have applied for the post of coaching for the Indian team. Under his coaching, Kiwis reached the finals of World Cup 2015 for the first time. He was appointed as the head coach of New Zealand Cricket team on 20th July 2012. One of the successful coaches in their history, Hesson announced his resignation on 7th June 2018.
He coached Argentina and Kenya. In domestic Cricket, Hesson coached Otago. He was the longest-serving coach in New Zealand history. Under his coaching, Brendon McCullum and his side played fearless cricket and helped Kiwis to reach their first finals in World Cup history.
Hesson was appointed as the head coach of Kings XI Punjab franchise in IPL 2019. Under his coaching, KXIP did not qualify for the playoffs stage.