Wright man for the job at Der­byshire

The Cricket Paper - - FEATURE - By Seth Fran­cis

DER­BYSHIRE di­rec­tor of cricket Kim Bar­nett has turned to his old team-mate John Wright to boost their chal­lenge in the T20 next sea­son.

Wright, the for­mer In­dia and New Zealand coach, will be­come the county’s T20 spe­cial­ist coach.

Dur­ing his time as a player with Der­byshire be­tween 1977 and 1988, Wright scored al­most 15,000 runs.

Wright, 62, is the tal­ent scout for In­dian Pre­mier League side Mum­bai In­di­ans and he will also work closely with Bar­nett. His main fo­cus though will be the short­est form of the game.

Bar­nett said: “We could not have any­body with higher pedi­gree than John for this new role.

“He won the IPL with the Mum­bai In­di­ans and has been an in­ter­na­tional coach.

“He was a great player at Der­byshire. I could not be more pleased to get him back on board here and work with him. He is a fan­tas­tic strate­gist and will give us a lot of ex­per­tise tech­ni­cally and tac­ti­cally.”

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