After the successful stint of Gary Kirsten as the coach of India, speculations were high regarding who would be the next coach of team India. The speculations come to an end, as Duncan Fletcher is named as the new Indian cricket team coach for two years. At the same time Eric Simons' term as the bowling coach is extended.
It is likely that Fletcher will join the team after the tour to West Indies. Fletcher's age is 62. He had a long tenure of eight years as England's coach. The biggest achievement in his tenure was the Ashes triumph of 2005. This was the triumph when England managed to win Ashes after 1986-87. He started the coaching for England team from 1999. He coached the team along with Nasser Hussain and Michael Vaughan as captains.
He gets the credit of changing fortunes of England team in the test cricket as the team saw test series wins against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa and Australia in his tenure. 0-5 Ashes loss in 2006-07 and early exit from 2007 World Cup resulted in his resignation.
Now he would be handling a team which is ranked number one in Test rankings and has just won the ODI world cup.