New Zealand cricket July 30, 2012

End Australian influence in New Zealand

If John Buchanan is not already on shaky ground with New Zealand Cricket, he should be, writes Aaron Lawton for Fairfax NZ News .

If John Buchanan is not already on shaky ground with New Zealand Cricket, he should be, writes Aaron Lawton for Fairfax NZ News.

Yes, he's only been on the ground for a year, but you would have thought a “cricket guru” like him would have started to generate some marked improvements in his wide-reaching director of cricket role. But no, he hasn't. Well, not that anyone can see anyway. When he started last year, the Black Caps were ranked eighth in the world in test cricket and seventh in one-dayers. Little more than a year later, and they now sit seventh in test cricket and eighth in one-dayers.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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