John Buchanan was a coach of the Australian cricket team. Currently, he is a coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
Buchanan does not have the experience of playing at the Test level unlike the past Australian cricket team coaches Bob Simpson and Geoff Marsh. Still in October 1999, he replaced Marsh as the coach. The results he produced are evidence of his capabilities. At one stage, his record was 15 games played and 15 games won. The Australian captain, Ricky Ponting and Buchanan created a world record of 16 continuous Test wins and 23 consecutive ODI wins in World Cup matches. Buchanan also guided Australia to Ashes victories in 2001 and 2002-03, the 2003 Cricket World Cup and the 2004 Indian tour before which Australia had not won a series in India in 36 years. He assisted the team to win the ICC Champions Trophy in late 2006. Ponting has said that the credit of Australia winning 3 consecutive World Cups goes to Buchanan.
John Buchanan participated in 7 first class matches and amassed 160 runs at a batting average of 12.30 with 41 as his highest score. He took 5 catches and bowled 32 deliveries in which 15 runs were scored and no dismissals could be made. He has played only 1 List A match in which he has scored 64 runs.