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It has been 18 months since John Buchanan became NZC's director of cricket, and with New Zealand's consistent defeats and the resignation of coach John Wright, his tenure hasn't been altogether productive. Matt Richens, writing in Fairfax NZ news believes Buchanan's method of working was based on paperwork analysis and a long-term transformation, unlike Wright, and may not provide instant results.
Buchanan is playing the long game. His is a numbers plan based around performance. A holistic plan encompassing everything cricket, judging New Zealand cricketers on the world's best players' numbers. Plenty of paper work, plenty of assessment.
Wright's was more on instinct and hard work. In general Wright was seen as "old school" and wanted the right people with the right attitudes. His belief was that hard work and the best people were what was needed.
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