John Wright

  • Rohit Sharma's absence felt by Mumbai Indians, says coach John Wright 1 week ago

    Raipur: After being beaten by Lahore Lions in their first Champions League T20 qualifier, Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright said the defending champions lost because of a poor start with the bat in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out due to injury. "Well yeah,...
  • Mumbai Indians to name captain for CLT20 soon: John Wright September 11, 2014

    Raipur: Defending champions Mumbai Indians' head coach John Wright said that the side will name a replacement skipper by Thursday after Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the Champions League Twenty20. Sharma sustained a fracture in the middle finger during the second ODI against England at Cardiff and missed the remaining...
  • Chennai outplayed us in all departments, says MI coach Wright May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Crashed out of the Indian Premier League after going down to Chennai Super Kings in the Eliminator, Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright admitted that the reigning champions were completely outplayed in all departments of the game. "We had a lot of confidence going into the match because in the...
  • An embargo on Mumbai Indians' bench-strength April 28, 2014

    Four defeats in a row is not how you expect the trophy-holders to start their title defence, but Mumbai Indians have failed to inflate their deflated tyres despite the presence of cricket's who's who on the bench; the problem, though, is they can't play. Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Anil Kumble, Jonty...
  • Mumbai Indians' slump 'hurting' Sachin Tendulkar April 26, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar is no longer playing for the Mumbai Indians, but the side's continuing slide in IPL 7 is "hurting" the team's 'Icon' and mentor, according to coach John Wright. "We knew Sachin wasn't going to play IPL this year. He's part of the dugout and the change room, hurting with...
  • Rohit Sharma one of the most natural captains: MI coach John Wright April 16, 2014

    Heaping praise on Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, coach John Wright said that the youngster was "one of most natural captains" and under-estimating him as a leader would be a mistake. "Rohit is one of those guys who just jump into the role and fit into it like a glove," Wright...
  • Having Sachin Tendulkar around will be great: MI coach John Wright April 12, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Mumbai Indians coach John Wright said the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's presence as an 'icon' will be a great boost for the team in the IPL 7. "Sachin is a big part of our franchise and should be here. It will be great to see him again...
  • I never sought John Wright's apology: Sourav Ganguly November 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly Wednesday denied that he had wanted then coach John Wright to apologise to Virender Sehwag for having grabbed the dashing batsman by the scruff of his collar during an ODI match in England in 2002. "I was not even present when the incident took place....
  • Sachin enjoying his cricket: John Wright October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright on Friday said batting great Sachin Tendulkar is enjoying his cricket. "Sachin is just enjoying his cricket. He is excited to be in the Champions League Twenty20 semi-final. He likes playing on these occasions," said the 59-year-old Wright, on the eve of the...
  • John Wright hoping match against Scorchers is not their last outing October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians coach John Wright Tuesday said the washout match against Otago Volts dented their chances in the Champions League and hoped the must-win game against Perth Scorchers here Wednesday does not turn out to be their last outing in the Twenty20 tournament. Mumbai Indians have been left with...
  • The ball is in Mumbai Indians court now: coach John Wright September 22, 2013

    Jaipur: Mumbai Indian coach John Wright said the loss to Rajasthan Royals in the Champions League Twenty20 has come as a jolt to his IPL winner team, which now has a fair idea as to where it stands. "We knew that it was going to be a tough match against Rajasthan...
  • Mumbai Indians grew stronger as IPL progressed: John Wright May 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Mumbai Indians coach John Wright commended his team for winning their first Indian Premier League title and maintaining consistency in the two-month-long tournament. "I am delighted for the boys. It is a tough tournament to win. It is long and there is a lot of travelling involved. The team grew...
  • The way Sachin played was good for us: John Wright May 10, 2013

    Pune: Impressed with the way Sachin Tendulkar played in their last IPL match, Mumbai Indians coach John Wright on Friday said on a lighter note that "life begins at 40", referring to the senior India cricketer. "Well, I think he is past that problematic age of 39 (laughs). Life begins at...
  • Selecting playing eleven is the hardest thing to do: Wright April 16, 2013

    Jaipur: Mumbai Indians coach John Wright Tuesday said that his IPL side has plenty of talented players and selecting the playing eleven sometimes becomes the hardest thing. "We have so many talented players like Glen Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Nathan Nile, Dwayne Smith and even an experienced bowler Munaf Patel could...
  • We have put behind loss against RCB: John Wright April 9, 2013

    Chennai: Mumbai Indians coach John Wright Friday said that his side has put behind their opening game defeat and was focusing on how to beat Chennai Super Kings in their second IPL match here Saturday. "Losing is not fun. We are looking forward to the game against Chennai Super Kings on...
  • Mumbai Indians begin training camp at Wankhede March 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians players on Friday underwent a training session ahead of the IPL season beginning next week with captain Ricky Ponting having a feel of the team environment though he did not take part in the practice. Ponting joined the team after arriving last night and was present at...
  • Mumbai Indians start training camp for IPL 6 March 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians kicked off their Indian Premier League training camp on Monday at the Wankhede Stadium under the watchful eyes of chief coach John Wright, chief mentor Anil Kumble and assistant coach Robin Singh. Seven players - including members of the triumphant Mumbai Ranji squad Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare,...
  • Wright appointed Mumbai Indians coach January 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Former India coach John Wright was on Sunday appointed head coach of Mumbai Indians IPL team ahead of season six which begins on April 3. Wright, a former New Zealand opening batsman, had a successful stint as coach of the Indian team from 2000-2005 and guided his home country...
  • Wright dismisses ICC's idea of day-night Tests November 2, 2012

    Indore: Former India coach John Wright on Friday disapproved the ICC intiative to host day/night Test matches, saying the purists like to play under the sunlight. Promoting the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) as its Brand Ambassador here, Wright who coached team India from 2000 to 2005, said the day-night Tests...
  • India will miss Dravid, Laxman against England: Wright November 1, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Former India coach and New Zealand cricketer John Wright Thursday pointed out that the hosts will miss the experience of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the middle during the upcoming India-England Test series. Wright also ruled out India's complete dominance, but insisted that it will be a closely contested...
  • Yuvraj Singh is ready for Tests, says John Wright October 31, 2012

    John Wright believes India have the home advantage though they will face a tough challenge against England. ...
  • Ganguly reminds me of John McEnroe: Wright October 30, 2012

    Kolkata: Iconic cricketer Sourav Ganguly's television commentary reminds former India coach John Wright of ecletic tennis superstar John McEnroe, now a popular figure with the mic. In the city for a promotional programme, the New Zealander hailed Ganguly's decision to call it quits from all levels of the game and said...
  • John Wright urges NZ to clear their heads August 30, 2012

    John Wright, the former New Zealand captain and coach, has urged his countrymen to sort out their technical difficulties in their heads on the eve of the second Test against India in Bangalore. New Zealand had a torrid time in Hyderabad, where they were bowled out for 159 and 164...
  • Bob Carter appointed NZ assistant coach August 9, 2012

    Wellington: Former Northamptonshire all-rounder and coach Bob Carter has been re-appointed as an assistant with the New Zealand cricket team, likely with responsibility for its most troubled area of batting. Carter was previously an assistant coach under John Bracewell and has recently coached Canterbury province. He replaces Australian Trent Woodhill, while...
  • Mike Hesson appointed New Zealand coach July 20, 2012

    Wellington: Mike Hesson was appointed head coach of the New Zealand team on Friday, replacing John Wright who will leave the role next month. New Zealand-born Hesson coached Otago province for six years before a short stint as Kenya coach. He left that role earlier this year, citing security fears...
  • Stephen Fleming not eyeing NZ coaching job May 28, 2012

    Wellington: Former Test captain Stephen Fleming says he is not interested in taking over from John Wright as coach of the New Zealand cricket team "from a selfish point of view." Fleming has been co-coach of Chennai Super Kings, who narrowly failed on Saturday to win their third straight Indian Premier...
  • John Wright to quit as New Zealand coach May 1, 2012

    Wellington: John Wright has announced he will quit as New Zealand coach after next month's tour to the West Indies, saying the time is right to pursue "other opportunities." The former New Zealand opening batsman has coached New Zealand since late 2010, leading the team to the semi-finals of last...
  • Tensions rife between Wright and Buchanan March 29, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket boss David White has admitted that there is "positive tension" between national coach John Wright and director of cricket John Buchanan, but does not believe that it will affect Wright's contract. Following New Zealand's 0-1 defeat to South Africa in the recent Test series there is...
  • Proteas eye top Test spot in New Zealand February 15, 2012

    Wellington: South Africa open hostilities on Friday against New Zealand on a six-week tour they hope will climax with a 3-0 Test sweep that would see them topple England from the top of the Test rankings. The tour begins in earnest with a Twenty20 international in Wellington but most attention will...