Duncan Fletcher

Duncan Fletcher

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For the American Senator and lawyer, see Duncan U. Fletcher
Duncan Andrew Gwynne Fletcher OBE (born 27 September 1948) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, formerly captain of the Zimbabwean cricket team and the current coach of the Indian Cricket Team. He has been appointed as coach of the Indian Cricket Team on April 27, 2011. Fletcher is largely credited with rejuvenating the fortunes of the then flagging English team, with the team rising from bottom of the Test rankings to second under his tenure as coach.

Early life

Fletcher was born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) and was one of five brothers in a Rhodesian farming family.

Career as player

Fletcher was Zimbabwe's first-ever One Day International captain, leading them to their famous victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup over Australia, winning the Man of the Match award for his individual performance. Fletcher also took Zimbabwe to victory in the 1982 ICC Trophy. Duncan Fletcher has never played Test Cricket.

Career as coach

Under Fletcher the England cricket team achieved famous series victories away to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa between 2000-2004. In 2004 England won an English record 8 consecutive tests, beating New Zealand 3-0 and West Indies 4-0 at home respectively, before winning the first test in South Africa. His most famous and largest achievement however came in September 2005 he became the first coach of the English team to win an Ashes...
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