I've enjoyed working with players, says Fletcher

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Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 10:39 [IST]
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Enjoying my stint as coach:  Fletcher

Chennai, Jul 18: Indian Cricket team chief coach Duncan Fletcher has said that Team India which underwent a difficult phase last year, hopes for a turnaround this season ahead of India's tour of Sri Lanka which starts on Saturday.

Following two disastrous tours of England and Australia and two other tours apart from IPL had definitely been a tough phase for MS Dhoni & Co.

With the Indian team winning the World Cup last year, expectations doubled ever since increasing pressure on the players to perform.

Fletcher also said that he has been interacting with the team members post IPL during their three-month break from international cricket.

"It was a difficult season if you consider the three or four big tours that India undertook. After that I had come over here after the IPL and have been talking to Dhoni and other officials.

"I have certainly discussed the aspects with them and I do not think it is necessary for me to talk about it in this forum.

When asked if things are going to be different this time around, Fletcher said he hopes everything to go smooth this season and assures that the team will definitely play well as they are high on energy after a long break.

"Hopefully, sometimes the things turn around. Look, the players have come back after a break and look a very good team for the moment. There is lot of intensity in what they do. Hopefully, they can maintain it and turn the results around," Fletcher said.

When asked if he was enjoying his stint as coach of the Indian cricket team, Fletcher said he has indeed enjoying this phase as he has got a good response from the players and since everyone are accepting the changes he has brought into the side, the former Zimbabwean cricketer is enjoying his role.

"I think you have to work on every area. It is very important how they work to improve upon.

"We are going to Sri Lanka and would be returning after about four weeks and then going again for Twenty20 World Cup. So, we have to work on every area for good results.

"I have got good response from the players. Everyone seems to enjoy the inputs that I have brought into the side. I have also really enjoyed working with them," he said, when asked about how much he has adjusted to Indian culture.


Story first published:  Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 10:15 [IST]
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