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John Buchanan


About John Buchanan

John Buchanan is a former Australian Coach. He is the Coach for the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the Indian Premier League.

Professional Biography

Helping the England Cricket team

During the last week of May, Buchanan was in England for meetings with England officials and members of the team coaching staff about their Ashes strategy and planning. In May/June, he denied suggestions that he had sold out Australian cricket by meeting with English officials last week.

John Buchanan in News

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'Troubled' Kiwi batsman Ryder's immediate future hangs in balance
Kiwi batsman Jesse Ryder's imminent future is likely to become clearer when he, his manager Aaron Klee and New Zealand Cricket Players Association boss Heath Mills sit down with New Zealand Cricket's Director of Cricket, John Buchanan, and team manager Mike Sandle to go over his annual performance review.

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Philosophical differences behind Wright stepping down as New Zealand coach
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NZ cricket chief admits 'positive tension' between Wright and Buchanan
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Ponting lauds decision to allow captain a say in squad selection
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Former skipper Ponting welcomes Oz cricket makeover
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Oz cricket team vulnerable ahead of series against Kiwis, says ex-coach Buchanan
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UDRS heaping pressure on Ponting's 'weakness and a strength' on-side flick: Buchanan
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Lee reveals he was close to quitting cricket over coach Buchanan's broken promise
Former Australian Test fast bowler Brett Lee has revealed how he nearly quit cricket because of a promise that was broken by former coach John Buchanan.

New Zealand Cricket to resist Cricket Australia's likely bid to sign Wright as coach
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Oz legend Gilchrist gives England lesson in how to stay No.1
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Outgoing New Zealand Cricket chief Vaughan wants Kiwi successor
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Buchanan backs selection of another Aussie for New Zealand Cricket
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Dion Nash concerned over Buchanan's "huge experiment" at NZ Cricket
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