DUNCAN FLETCHER

  • Sourav Ganguly fans' favourite to be India's new coach 2 days ago

    Speculations of former India captain Sourav Ganguly "taking over" the reins of the team from Duncan Fletcher saw fans erupting with joy on social media. According to a newspaper report on Thursday, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) insider had revealed that Ganguly has put in an informal word to the...
  • Sourav Ganguly may replace Duncan Fletcher as India coach: report 3 days ago

    Sourav Ganguly, the man under whose captaincy Indian cricket learned how to give it back as hard as you get, could soon be once again seeing calling the shots for Team India - this time as coach. According to a report in The Indian Express, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)...
  • World Cup: What's the fuss about Dhoni turning up late March 3, 2015

    There have been some write-ups on how India's captain is insensitive towards international media, and Indian media in particular, by coming late for a press briefing and how he made them wait for hours. Media is rather touchy and seems to be taking out on the captain. If indeed there are...
  • World Cup: Bereaved Duncan Fletcher flies back to SA, to miss UAE game February 26, 2015

    Perth: Indian cricket team's chief coach Duncan Fletcher on Thursday left for his home in South Africa following the death of his father-in-law and is set to miss team's next World Cup game against UAE on Saturday. "Duncan today left for Cape Town after receiving the news of the death of...
  • Globetrotting coaches make World Cup impact February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Most of the teams competing at the World Cup have travelled a long way to reach Australia and New Zealand but that's nothing to the journeys made by some of their coaches. Unlike other team sports such as football and rugby, top-flight cricket came relatively late to the idea of...
  • Duncan Fletcher in charge, media manager rubbishes rift rumours February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: The Indian team management, on Wednesday, sought to deny a media report about chief coach Duncan Fletcher being ignored meetings and also not being kept in the loop about team strategy. With Indian team taking a day-off and players being left on their own to relax, there were reports of...
  • For Duncan Fletcher, India on course to defend World Cup January 16, 2015

    If India can win the Champions Trophy in England, then why not the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand: that's precisely what adds conviction to India coach Duncan Fletcher's belief that his boys can defend the Cup they won at home four years ago. India, despite being up and...
  • Answered! Why is Stuart Binny in India's World Cup squad? January 16, 2015

    Why is Stuart Binny in India's World Cup squad? The answer to this most-asked question over the past fortnight is here. Binny's name in BCCI's final 15 for its World Cup defence made as much noise as Yuvraj Singh's exclusion. For some, Robin Uthappa would have been a better choice, but...
  • BCCI begins hunt for new Team India coach: reports January 10, 2015

    Duncan Fletcher's contract with the BCCI will come to an end with the World Cup and if reports are to be believed, the Indian board has already started hunt for the Zimbabwean's replacement. The Times of India has reported that Fletcher wanted to leave early due to his wife's illness but...
  • Hussey clueless about Dhoni recommending him as India coach January 2, 2015

    Former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey has said he is surprised by reports claiming that Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name to replace Duncan Fletcher as India's coach. Hussey, who is currently the skipper of Sydney Thunder in Big Bash, said on Friday that he is not sure whether he is...
  • Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher to attend Phillip Hughes funeral November 30, 2014

    Adelaide: Stand-in skipper of the Indian team Virat Kohli will attend the funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Wednesday. He will be joined by team director Ravi Shastri, coach Duncan Fletcher and team manager Arshad Ayub. Three or four other Indian players are expected to join them and a final decision...
  • Duncan Fletcher to join Team India in Australia November 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, who was not present at the pre-departure press conference here Thursday, is reportedly going to join the Virat Kohli-led team in Australia from his native place South Africa. Kohli and Team Director Ravi Shastri addressed the media on the eve of the departure for the...
  • BCCI retains Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher until 2015 World Cup September 26, 2014

    The BCCI Working Committee on Friday retained Team Director Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff headed by Duncan Fletcher until the ICC World Cup early next year in Australia and New Zealand. Shastri, Fletcher and the support staff of Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and MV Sridhar will now draw...
  • I took pedalo for drink with Botham, reveals Flintoff September 12, 2014

    Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his notorious encounter with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup was a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with Ian Botham. Flintoff was fined and banned for one match by thenEngland coach Duncan Fletcher after the drunken incident in the Caribbean,...
  • Drop Fletcher and bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri, says Farokh Engineer September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 31 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the fiveTest series in England. "Ravi has done extremely well. He has...
  • Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher should stay with Team India: VVS Laxman September 9, 2014

    The 39yearold from Hyderabad, who followed India's performance in England, said India needed to focus on two crucial areas to improve their limitedovers performance death bowling and the opening combination. "In the T20 they gave away 50 runs in the last three overs, which is a lot, so I think...
  • Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character September 9, 2014

    London: His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the justconcluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the underfire Zimbabwean by calling him a "solid character". Speaking to 'ESPNCricinfo', Shastri lavished praise on Fletcher, who...
  • Reports of Fletcher, Shastri to be tabled at working committee September 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The reports of head coach Duncan Fletcher and Ravi Shastri, who took over as the Indian team's director for the second part of the tour to England comprising limited over matches, are to be tabled before the Cricket Board's working committee for its members' perusal. A senior BCCI functionary told...
  • Duncan Fletcher's fate to be decided by Ravi Shastri's report: sources September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Underfire India cricket coach Duncan Fletcher's fate at the top job is expected to be decided by the BCCI after it receives Team Director Ravi Shastri's report on the England tour, the Board said on Sunday. Fletcher, who was appointed coach in April 2011, came under intense criticism from several...
  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Having scored a matchwinning 75ball100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's prematch pep talk, which urged him to go out and express himself. "Ravi Shastri gave us a lot of confidence. He came in the team meeting and said a...
  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal August 28, 2014

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide the...
  • Team India avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI August 26, 2014

    Cardiff: Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management on Wednesday sought to stay clear of the media by not sending any player for the prematch press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter at...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? August 26, 2014

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...
  • Is Indian cricket heading towards a Dhoni vs BCCI faceoff? August 26, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments on Duncan Fletcher have added a few decibels to the chorus demanding Dhoni's sacking as Test captain. The interesting twist is that it's the BCCI, Indian skipper's saviour on many occasions, that could look to clip his wings. Referring to Fletcher as the "boss", Dhoni has sounded...
  • MS Dhoni bats for underfire coach Duncan Fletcher August 25, 2014

    Dhoni's comment that Fletcher will stay as "boss" has raised speculation on whether he was on the same page with the BCCI bigwigs who had appointed Ravi Shastri as the Director of cricket. ...
  • Dhoni has no business to decide Fletcher's future, says BCCI official August 25, 2014

    BCCI on Monday took exception to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's statement that coach Duncan Fletcher continues to be the "boss" of the team, describing it as "unbecoming of the Indian captain" who had "overstepped his brief". "Dhoni is no one to comment as to who is the boss of the...
  • BCCI calls Dhoni comments on Fletcher as 'personal opinion' August 25, 2014

    The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has labelled Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments as "personal opinion" after the national team's captain said beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher still called the shots and would lead them into next year's World Cup. "I have not spoken to Dhoni and so the BCCI...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks to cricket expert over Indian coach Fletcher August 24, 2014

    In The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broach takes on Indian cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher after the embarrassing performance by the team in the Test series against England. ...
  • 'Boss' Duncan Fletcher will lead India into World Cup, says MS Dhoni August 24, 2014

    Bristol: Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five onedayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup. After the 13 Test debacle, Team India witnessed a major reshuffle on the coaching...
  • Duncan Fletcher won't be sidelined, says Ravi Shastri August 21, 2014

    Shastri, who has been appointed the team director for the ODI series against England, said his role would be to oversee the team but added that coach Fletcher has not been sidelined. ...