Is it time to sack India coach Duncan Fletcher?

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 10:31 [IST]
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Bangalore, Dec 12: Team India's performance in the last one year has been disgusting. Is this the same Indian team that won the World Cup in April 2011? Who should be blamed for India's failure?

Unfortunately the support staff will have to face the axe for doing nothing, since Duncan Fletcher, MS Dhoni and the team have a lot of power to escape with ease.

Coach Duncan Fletcher should be axed?

Given Fletcher's record since he took over from Gary Kirsten as coach of the Indian Cricket Team, it clearly suggests that the coach needs to be axed.

India have lost 10 Tests and won only 6 in the last one and a half years. India has lost 6 Tests out of 7 played against England, also witnessing 8 outright losses to England and Australia in Tests.

If that wasn't enough, India was knocked out of two ODI tournaments earlier this year, lost to Bangladesh and moreover witnessed an early ouster from World T20 in Sep 2012.

Team India having reached No 1 spot in Tests lost track in the last two years, as they have been struggling at the fifth spot with 106 rating points.

Duncan Fletcher, who took charge of the Indian cricket team after the team's World Cup triumph had a wonderful bunch of cricketers, who were at their best during early 2011.

The lively young group under the leadership of Gary Kirsten, Team India grew by leaps and bounds. The same group of youngsters failed to continue momentum under the able guidance of the former Zimbabwe cricketer Duncan Fletcher.


Story first published:  Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 11:04 [IST]
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