Duncan Fletcher

  • Team India to get pep talk from Rahul Dravid ahead of first Test July 1, 2014

    Former captain Rahul Dravid will have a few sessions with the Indian batsmen ahead of the first Test against England starting at Nottingham on July 9, although he has not been appointed in any capacity, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said on Sunday. It has been learnt that skipper MS Dhoni and...
  • Fletcher backs Cook to come through lean spell June 26, 2014

    Leicester: The man who was coach when Alastair Cook made his England debut has no doubt the opener will overcome his struggles with the bat and on the field to enjoy fresh success as as Test captain. Duncan Fletcher was England coach when the then 21-year-old Cook was flown halfway round...
  • World T20: MS Dhoni and Co. ignore media once again March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian cricket team yet again avoided interaction with the media as none of the players turned up for the post-match press conference after their five-run defeat against Sri Lanka in a warm up match for the ICC World Twenty20 in Mirpur on Monday. Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had...
  • Duncan Fletcher joins Team India for T20 World Cup March 15, 2014

    Mirpur: Under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher joined the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup after having had discussions about his future with BCCI president N Srinivasan and secretary Sanjay Patel. "Duncan Fletcher arrived this morning. Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny had arrived last night. The squad strength,...
  • BCCI has no plans to remove Fletcher as of now: Patel March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday made it clear that under-fire coach of the Indian team Duncan Fletcher has its "full backing and support" and there was no immediate plans to remove him despite calls for his ouster from batting icon like Sunil Gavaskar. Fletcher was summoned by the BCCI chief...
  • BCCI to speak to coach Duncan Fletcher on team's poor run: sources March 13, 2014

    Stung by the growing calls for sacking the Indian coach, the BCCI, it seems, has finally woken up and has decided to speak to Duncan Fletcher shortly - sources told CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN has learnt the board has decided to speak to the under-fire Fletcher on the sidelines of the forthcoming World...
  • MS Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher to avoid media again March 12, 2014

    The World Twenty20 is an opportunity for the Team India to return to winning ways after defeats at the hands of South Africa, New Zealand and in Asia Cup. But skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not have to explain anything to the media before the team leaves for Dhaka on...
  • Sunil Gavaskar calls for sacking of Duncan Fletcher March 11, 2014

    With India suffering defeats in South Africa and New Zealand, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at the state of affairs and has asked for Fletcher to be sacked. ...
  • Rahul Dravid best man to coach Team India: Sunil Gavaskar March 10, 2014

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday lashed out at chief coach Duncan Fletcher and called for his immediate ouster while suggesting the name of Rahul Dravid as the next coach of the Indian cricket team. "For me, Duncan Fletcher would get 1.5 in a scale of 10 as far as his...
  • Time has come for Duncan Fletcher to go, says Sunil Gavaskar March 10, 2014

    After disaster tours of South Africa, New Zealand and early exit from Asia Cup pressure is piling up on India's coach Duncan Fletcher. Former captain and India's legend Sunil Gavaskar feels that a younger coach can help Team India. "It (Indian cricket) seems to be in a freefall that looks...
  • Former players unhappy with Duncan Fletcher's attitude: reports March 9, 2014

    As Team India sets itself up for the fourth edition of the World Cup in the game's shortest and most popular forms, T20 cricket, former Indian players have come down hard on team coach Duncan Fletcher's ways of functioning, according to the reports. Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar as chairman of...
  • Is it time to show Duncan Fletcher the door? February 23, 2014

    The concept of coaching has changed over the years as the coaches are no more considered background staff and in every way are responsible for a team's success and failure. India in the past had never been tolerant with the coaches, Greg Chappell's sacking comes to mind after India's early exit...
  • BCCI likely to take stock of India's overseas performance February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI is likely to summon under-fire captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher for a meeting to take stock of the Indian cricket team's disastrous overseas record in the last three years. Top BCCI sources said that the top brass wants to review the performance of the...
  • BCCI has not held talks with Flower to coach India: Sanjay Patel February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The BCCI on Friday rubbished a report that it had held discussions with former England coach Andy Flower about taking over as the chief coach of the Indian team in place of incumbent Duncan Fletcher following the country's dismal show in South Africa and New Zealand. "That's rubbish. I am...
  • BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher? February 21, 2014

    Questions have been raised over Team India's performance after failing to win even a single match across all formats on their last two tours of South Africa and New Zealand, prompting the BCCI to mull over sacking coach Duncan Fletcher. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the board is...
  • It's litmus test for Fletcher in South Africa December 15, 2013

    Johannesburg: It's nearly two years that India haven't played a Test overseas and as they prepare to take on South Africa at the Wanderers on Wednesday, it will be a trial by fire for coach Duncan Fletcher, who has now come a long way from the team's 0-8 result abroad. The...
  • Fletcher conveys 'look ahead' policy to India selectors August 30, 2013

    Impressed by how India A fared in South Africa on their recent tour, India coach Duncan Fletcher has advised the selectors to adopt a 'look ahead' policy - giving more opportunity to young players instead of falling back to the one who are currently out of the side. The Indian Express...
  • Duncan Fletcher to oversee India A in South Africa August 16, 2013

    Rustenberg (South Africa): Indian cricket team head coach Duncan Fletcher will oversee the India A team in South Africa for the two four-day matches against the Protea A, according to a report. The first four-day match starts here on Saturday while the second match will be played at Pretoria from August...
  • India out to have fun in Zimbabwe on ODI tour July 23, 2013

    Harare, Zimbabwe: India's players are seeking a more relaxing time on their five-match ODI tour to coach Duncan Fletcher's home country of Zimbabwe following a "hectic" - and successful - two months. The Champions Trophy winners have been busy recently and Fletcher will use the limited-overs series against lowly ranked Zimbabwe...
  • Fletcher's contract extended due to benefit of doubt: Srikkanth March 15, 2013

    "Fletcher's overall record isn't good but the poor guy had series in Australia and England," said the former captain and BCCI chief selector. ...
  • Team India coach Duncan Fletcher's contract extended by 1 year March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) extended India coach Duncan Fletchers' contract by one year, taking the decision in its Working Committee meeting on Friday. Doubts were raised over Fletchers' appointment after India lost back-to-back overseas Test series in England and Australia - tasting defeat in...
  • Fletcher, Dhoni could dominate BCCI working committee meeting January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: The issue of India's poor run of form and the future of team coach Duncan Fletcher are likely to dominate discussions when the BCCI's working committee meets here on Tuesday. Also expected to feature in the meeting is the name of Indian captain MS Dhoni, under fire after overseeing...
  • MS Dhoni backs under-fire Duncan Fletcher January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Duncan Fletcher's role may be under scanner following India's prolonged poor run of form but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday refused to blame the coach, saying the utmost responsibility for performance lies with the players. Dhoni was asked about the role played by Fletcher as India have...
  • Ganguly ideal to coach Team India: Gundappa Viswanath January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Former captain Gundappa Viswanath feels that Sourav Ganguly is ideal candidate to replace Duncan Fletcher as the coach of the Indian cricket team. "If Gary Kirsten can become India coach, why can't Ganguly? But it all depends on the BCCI and Ganguly to take a decision on this matter," said...
  • Ganguly wants an Indian coach after Fletcher December 30, 2012

    Chennai: With Duncan Fletcher's two-year tenure as India coach nearing its end, former captain Sourav Ganguly has pitched in for a home-grown person to take charge of the team next year, saying that the country has enough talent. "We need to have an Indian coach and I am dead sure we...
  • Fletcher is not doing anything, says Maninder December 8, 2012

    Former India spinner Maninder Singh takes a dig at India coach Duncan Fletcher after yet another day belonged to England in the Kolkata Test. ...
  • India's slip cordon against Eng may be different November 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Indian cricket team, which arrived here this morning, had a rigorous fielding practice session ahead of the first Test against England, beginning November 15 here. In an intense slip catching session, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and R Ashwin showcased good reflexes while pouching low and overhead catches along...
  • India start preparations for England at Brabourne Stadium November 9, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian squad, barring Harbhajan Singh, on Friday had its first day's training session at the Cricket Club of India here ahead of the Test series against England starting November 15. The squad had a two-hour training, overseen by chief coach Duncan Fletcher, bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding...
  • Wright dismisses ICC's idea of day-night Tests November 2, 2012

    Indore: Former India coach John Wright on Friday disapproved the ICC intiative to host day/night Test matches, saying the purists like to play under the sunlight. Promoting the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) as its Brand Ambassador here, Wright who coached team India from 2000 to 2005, said the day-night Tests...
  • Fletcher pleased to be back to winning ways August 6, 2012

    Colombo: Impressed with Manoj Tiwary's knock in the final ODI against Sri Lanka, Indian cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher says the middle-order batsman is a "serious contender" for a place in the one-day team. Fletcher felt Tiwary, who made a fluent 65, has made best use of the opportunities. "His temperament has...