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'Hope McCullum stays part of leadership group'

Jun 22, 2011: New Zealand's coach, John Wright, is confident Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor can work together after the drawn-out jostle to become the team's captain

Brydon Coverdale

New Zealand news

Wright wins in New Zealand selection shake-up

Jun 8, 2011: The coach John Wright will become the major powerbroker in New Zealand's team selection after a radical shake-up of the panel

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Power to Taylor

May 16, 2011: Alongside John Wright as coach, Ross Taylor could make a real impact on New Zealand's quest for a more successful future

Danny Morrison

Wright and Donald could do Australia good

May 11, 2011: The back-room team that guided New Zealand at the World Cup would not be a bad bet for the former champions as they look to rebuild

Peter Roebuck

John Wright

'To become a good coach you need to have good cricketers'

Apr 21, 2011: John Wright talks about the place of coaching in the modern game and looks at his assignment with New Zealand, as well as his time with India a few years ago

Interview by Sharda Ugra

New Zealand news

'We played as hard as we could' - Wright

Apr 20, 2011: New Zealand coach John Wright has said his team was past its barren run preceding the World Cup, and is now in a position where "we can beat anyone"

Sharda Ugra

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, World Cup 2011, semi-final, Colombo

Wright says he likes New Zealand aggression

Mar 28, 2011: John Wright, the New Zealand coach, has backed his side's aggressive approach during their quarter-final win against South Africa in Mirpur

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Australia v New Zealand, Group A, World Cup 2011, Nagpur

Wright defends playing extra batsman

Feb 27, 2011: John Wright, the New Zealand coach, defended the team's decision to pick Jamie How ahead of allrounder Jacob Oram and Kyle Mills against Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup 2011

New Zealand without physio, trainer

Feb 23, 2011: New Zealand's physiotherapist Dayle Shackel and trainer Bryan Stronach have had to rush home to Christchurch after the earthquake there affected their homes and families

Nagraj Gollapudi in Nagpur

World Cup 2011

New Zealand seek confidence boost against India

Feb 15, 2011: Having taken over as New Zealand coach after their last tour of India, John Wright says the warm-up match against India is a big test for his team before the World Cup

Siddarth Ravindran in Chennai

World Cup 2011

Wright optimistic of strong World Cup performance

Feb 8, 2011: John Wright, the New Zealand coach, has said he remains optimistic his team will put up a good show in the World Cup despite their poor performances in each of the three host countries over the past eight months

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand news

John Wright hints at changing opening combination

Jan 20, 2011: John Wright has hinted at splitting the one-day opening combination of Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder for the series against Pakistan as his side desperately seeks to end a 11-match losing streak

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Wellington

Wright calls for disciplined batting

Jan 14, 2011: John Wright, the New Zealand coach, has asked for more discipline from his misfiring batsmen ahead of the second and final Test against Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st Test, Hamilton

Wright urges patience after crushing defeat

Jan 10, 2011: John Wright, the New Zealand coach, has called his team's performance in the Hamilton Test as "unacceptable" but has urged "patience" from fans following a crushing defeat on Sunday

ESPNcricinfo staff

What approach will John Wright take?

Dec 25, 2010: New Zealand's new coach has plenty of previous experience in the role. Just how will he go about things this time round?

Andrew Alderson

New Zealand news

Unexpected call but easy decision - John Wright

Dec 24, 2010: John Wright may have had just 36 hours to make a decision after getting the unexpected call to take charge of the New Zealand team, but has said it was an easy call to make

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand news

Wright replaces Greatbatch as New Zealand coach

Dec 20, 2010: John Wright has replaced Mark Greatbatch as New Zealand's coach, and Daniel Vettori has lost his role as a selector, as part of a review of the team's recent tour of India

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Kolkata

Wright bats for Laxman at No. 3

Feb 12, 2010: In the absence of Rahul Dravid, the stage is set for Laxman to bat again at No. 3, ahead of Murali Vijay, who batted one-drop at Nagpur and has the attitude but not the experience

Nagraj Gollapudi

From the fringes to the engine room

Dec 31, 2009: Over this decade the role of the coach assumed more importance and complexity than it ever had before. Opinion, though, has remained divided on the utility of the position

Peter English

ICC Test rankings

'The ability was always there' - John Wright

Dec 7, 2009: Former New Zealand batsman John Wright, who coached India for five years, has praised their elevation to the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings

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