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My First World Cup

'1979 was the closest we got to a World Cup final'

Jan 26, 2015: John Wright remembers playing his first world tournament in an era when it was little more than an interruption to the county season


Crowe's fatal gamble

Jan 15, 2015: New Zealand's captain had to decide whether to rest in the 1992 semi-final against Pakistan or risk aggravating his injury. He chose to sit out, and watched in agony as it all went to pieces

Nagraj Gollapudi

Is there a method to NZC's madness?

Jul 25, 2013: New Zealand cricket seems to be embarking on a new era. But will we see any change in fortunes?

Andrew Alderson

Chennai v Mumbai, IPL final, Kolkata

Mentor Kumble relishes Mumbai win

May 27, 2013: Along with Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble and John Wright had formed a strong mentoring group for Mumbai Indians which Kumble thought "seemed complete"

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IPL news

Mumbai Indians appoint John Wright as head coach

Jan 27, 2013: John Wright has been appointed Mumbai Indians' head coach ahead of the sixth season of the Indian Premier League

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India news

Sachin will iron out his flaws, says John Wright

Oct 30, 2012: John Wright, the former India and New Zealand coach, feels Sachin Tendulkar will iron out his batting flaws and return to form against England

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New Zealand news

New Zealand batsmen must be 'accountable' - Wright

Aug 8, 2012: John Wright, the outgoing New Zealand coach, has signed off from his role with the team with stern words for the batsmen

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New Zealand news

No tour lead-up is the modern way - Wright

Jun 20, 2012: John Wright, the New Zealand coach, has said that not having a proper build-up to a tour could be problematic but it was increasingly becoming the modern way

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Coaches don't win matches

May 9, 2012: They may be the ones who front up at the post-match press conferences, but they're not really in control of the matters they answer questions about

Ed Smith

New Zealand news

Buchanan appointment the beginning of the end

May 1, 2012: Wright the pragmatist wanted more control over selection than Buchanan the analyst but NZC decided the former was more expendable

Andrew Alderson

New Zealand news

John Wright to stand down as New Zealand coach

May 1, 2012: John Wright has declined a contract extension and will step down as coach of New Zealand after this year's tour of the West Indies

Brydon Coverdale

New Zealand news

Wright to decide on future with New Zealand

Mar 31, 2012: New Zealand coach John Wright's contract is due to expire in August after the tour of the West Indies but New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White is hopeful that a decision on Wright's future is made before the end of April

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South Africa in New Zealand 2011-12

Need to adjust to Test tempo - Wright

Mar 13, 2012: Test cricket is the format that catches New Zealand at their weakest, according to coach John Wright

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

South Africa in New Zealand 2011-12

Green Hamilton pitch expected to "brown off"

Mar 13, 2012: The pitch at Seddon Park pitch was green two days before the start of the second Test between New Zealand and South Africa but groundsman Karl Johnson said he had not yet applied the finishing touches to it

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

New Zealand news

Ryder testing patience - Wright

Mar 2, 2012: John Wright, the New Zealand coach, has admitted Jesse Ryder is testing his patience with his indiscretions

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New Zealand v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Whangarei

Wright expects more from young middle order

Feb 5, 2012:

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe in New Zealand 2011-12

Numbers justify the selections - Wright

Jan 28, 2012: John Wright has said New Zealand will be "in a better position to pick a side to play South Africa" after trying out several uncapped players against Zimbabwe

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There'll always be Hobart

Dec 26, 2011: New Zealand have looked a more confident unit since John Wright took charge at the beginning of 2011, and they had one standout success

Andrew Alderson

'It was as if we had dialled 0800-GOD'

Dec 24, 2011: Danny Morrison recalls New Zealand's series-levelling win over Australia in Auckland in 1993. Their next Test win against the same opponent came 18 years later

As told to Siddhartha Talya

New Zealand in Australia 2011-12

Bracewell has 'done some special things' - Wright

Dec 14, 2011: The New Zealand coach John Wright has challenged Doug Bracewell to keep aiming high after he bowled his side to victory over Australia in Hobart

Brydon Coverdale
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