Cricket 24x7 - All the cricket

Breaking/Brief news

    April 19, 2007

    Duncan Fletcher is England's former coach

    Duncan Fletcher has joined the list of 'former coaches' after the World Cup, a few weeks after Greg Chappell announced his decision.

    Fletcher took over as England coach after the 1999 World Cup. Eight years is a very long time! In that time span, England won 42 out of 96 tests and won 74 out of 165 ODIs.

    Although England did win the 2005 Ashes, the overall scoreline against Australia is 4-14. England did overall become a better test side, like the series record of won 14, lost 7, drew 6 shows. But England regressed bigtime after the Ashes, winning only 5 out of 18 tests after the 2005 Ashes, one of them a forfeit.

    It was in one-dayers that England proved quite hopeless, despite a shock win in the one-dayers in Australia earlier this year. Winning 74 out of 165 doesn't look too bad. Scratch beneath the surface and take out Bangladesh (yes, them!), Zimbabwe and other minnows and the scoreline becomes 'Played 128, Won 41, Lost 79'. There were 3 teams against who England played at least 20 games (after the 1999 World Cup). The highest was Australia (26). Number two was (surprise!) Zimbabwe (23), more than India and Pakistan. Maybe it was the ECB's ploy to do a lot of confidence boosting.

    I'm not even going to harp on Fletcher's constant excuses on unavailability of personnel. When he had some chaps with ability, he chose to keep them under wraps!

    Overall, I suppose England will miss him. He obviously could coach, but, like a lot of others have pointed out for a while, it was time for him to go!

    Labels: , ,


    Thus spake Jagadish @ 11:24 PM |
    Did you like the post? [ Subscribe to the blog feed - Blog Feed | | ]

    0 sledge(s):


    We'd prefer if you posted comments with your real name to add more credibility to your opinions. However, the moderators reserve the right to delete comments, especially those containing offensive or unsuitable language. The opinions in the comments are your own views. You are welcome to provide a URL to your own cricket blog, but the moderators reserve the right to delete comments which only reference sites for viewing live streams.

    Post a Comment

    Links to Duncan Fletcher is England's former coach

    Technorati

    Bloglines

    Blogger search:

    Create a Link


    Links within entries open in a new window. Some of the links may now be broken/not take you to the expected report since the original content providers may have archived/removed the contents. Some of the sites linked may require registration/subscription.
    All opinions expressed are those of the authors alone. The authors' respective employers (past, present or future) are in no way connected to the opinions expressed here.
    All pictures, photographs used are copyrights of the original owners. We do not intend to infringe on any copyright. Pictures and photographs are used here to merely accentuate and enhance the content value to our readers.

    Powered by Blogger Locations of visitors to this page
    HOME
    RSS Feed - RSS Feed


    Contact us
    cricket24x7 at gmail dot com
    cricket24x7 at yahoo dot com

    How Cricket 24x7 started


    The squad
    The first captaincy change - Shoaib Malik is Pakis...
    Staying in the present
    England out of the World Cup
    SA takes 10 wickets - finally
    World Cup semi-finalists decided
    What is it about Grenada?
    Bridgetown set for battle of the bounce
    Ireland Wins Again!
    The business of cricket
    And the beat goes on...



    RHS navbar photo source - Tc7

    Partnership between


    Creative Commons License
    Cricket 24x7 - All the cricket by V Ganesh & S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.