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John Marshall Buchanan (born April 5, 1953 in Queensland), the former Australian cricket coach, has been chosen as the coach of Kolkata team in the upcoming Indian Premier League.
Following his retirement as Australia's cricket coach, Buchanan had declined an indirect approach to coach the Indian cricket team but accpeted to guide Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knightriders.
Under him, Australia reached new heights and emerged as the World Champions. His results speak for. At one stage his record was 15 wins from 15 games played.
Buchanan has, along with Steve Waugh and current captain Ricky Ponting, led the side to numerous successes, including a world-record 16 consecutive Test match victories and 23 ODI victories in World Cup tournaments. Buchanan motivated a 2001 and 2002-03 Ashes domination, winning both series 4-1. Under him Australia won three consecutive World titles, the 2004 tour of India.
In late 2006 he helped the team to their first ever ICC Champions Trophy victory, after four previously failed attempts and followed this with a 5-0 whitewash in the 2006-07 Ashes Series, the first since the 1920-21 Series.
After stepping down as Australia's coach, he accepted a position as Ambassador for Cricket Coaches in Australia.