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John Buchanan

John Buchanan

John Buchanan - Former coach and first-class cricketer John Buchanan is widely regarded as the best coach of cricket history and was nicknamed Ned Flanders due to his similarity with The Simpsons character. After serving as a coach of Queensland Bulls for five years, Buchanan was appointed as the coach of the Australian cricket team in October 1999. While having him as the coach, Australian national cricket team won the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2004 India Tour and their first ever ICC Champions Trophy in 2006. After he retired from Australian team, he served as the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders till June 2009. England Cricket Team hired him as a consultant during the 2010–11 Ashes series. He also served as the Director of Cricket for New Zealand Cricket from May 2011 to July 2013.