“England’s highest run-scorer in domestic T20Is and member of the ICC T20 World Cup winning team, Luke Wright, has returned to Auckland as the new performance and talent coach,” an official statement from Auckland Cricket said.
Wright previously worked for ACES during the 2013/14 Super Smash season. Apart from this, he has also been the assistant coach of Melbourne Stars (BBL), Rajshahi Kings (
), Guernsey T20 team. He has also coached the deaf teams of England and Southern Vipers.
Daniel Archer, Director of Performance and Talent, said he was pleased to announce the appointment.
He said, “We are excited to have Luke Wright join our redesigned coaching team in this key full-time appointment. Luke has a wealth of cricketing knowledge and coaching experience. ”
Wright will join New Zealand’s coaching staff for tours to Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. His work with Auckland Cricket will begin in early September.
Wright’s wife is an Aucklander and he himself had played for Auckland in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Super Smash tournaments, scoring 188 runs in ten innings and taking two wickets.
“I really enjoyed my time on the pitch with the team but it was the memories of how my family and I were treated that stood out,” Wright said.
“My core values as a coach are to build relationships and belief in players. When players have confidence and belief, amazing things can happen. I can not wait.”
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