After the disappoint 1-3 loss to England in the recent Test series, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has made it a point to improve the team’s coaching. Former Indian star Rahul Dravid is one of the top candidates to be his replacement, a choice that would clearly improve the current state of the team.
In the fifth and final Test match against England, India lost by an innings and 244 runs in just three days. The BCCI immedaitely appointed Ravi Shastri as the Director of the team for the remainder of the tour in England.
There is a five-match ODI series and one T20 remaining still.
“Duncan has no powers left whatsoever,” a member of the BCCI said. “Ravi will be calling the shots and Duncan knows it only too well. At this point of time, with no choice of support staff, Duncan will have to take a back seat. If Duncan wants to leave before the next home series against West Indies, the Board will not stop him.”
At this point, Fletcher is merely a sitting duck. His presence around the team is nothing but negative energy, the exact opposite of the impact Dravid would have.
He is familiar with the players on the team, and has even played with some of them. Very few players in the world demand more respect than Dravid, especially within India.
As someone who has been in the player’s shoes before, Dravid will be able to coach the batsmen properly, suggesting the necessary changes that must be made to translate one’s game to the international level.