5. John Wright

A rather tenacious batsman for New Zealand, John Wright was the second cricketer to score eight runs off a ball in an international match. Quite evidently, his life was shaped for many successful horizons. One of these came when he became the head coach of the Indian cricket team from 2000-2005 after coaching the Kent County Cricket Club.


He led India to a Test series win against Australia in India, a Test series draw against Australia in Australia, series win against Pakistan and also the journey to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. Till his time, he proved to be the most successful coach for the Indian cricket team. He later went on to coach the New Zealand cricket team for a span of two years where he had a mixed performance.


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