India v England 2011: Ian Bell cites Coach Duncan Fletcher as huge advantage for Team India – Cricket News Update

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India v England 2011: Ian Bell cites Coach Duncan Fletcher as huge advantage for Team – Cricket News Update
The classy English batsman,, has acknowledged the presence of the coach, Duncan Fletcher, as a huge advantage for the Indian side during the upcoming crucial series against England.
Fletcher coached the English side from 1999 to 2007, guiding them to a historic Ashes triumph in 2005. After the exit of, the former Zimbabwean skipper joined the Men in Blue as the head-coach for the period of two years.
Although, Bell feels that Fletcher’s experience of working with the English side will be a ‘massive plus’ for the tourists, he made clear that the English side has changed significantly during the last four years, adding that the Poms are currently a
better side than the one Fletcher left in 2007.
"It's great for India, I'm sure we've changed as characters and matured since he's
been away, but he'll have a good insight and there's no doubt that's a massive plus for India,” said Bell.
The vital series between India and England will also be a strange experience for the coach as he earlier confessed that he never thought of coaching an International side against his former team, England.
Starting with the Lord’s Test, from July 21, 2011 onwards, the series is extremely critical for the two teams. While the Indians are enjoying the top slot, the Englishmen are currently sitting at the third position in ICC’s Test rankings and a victory by
a margin of two matches will help them clinch the No. 1 spot.
When asked about his own plans for the high-voltage series, Bell shared that his first challenge will be to regain his form and play a decisive role in his team’s triumph in the all important clash.
“I just want to pick up the form I've had for the last couple of years. I'm desperate to keep improving and have the hunger to get better. We've got some massive goals we want to achieve over the next year as a team," described’s No.5 ranked batsman
in Test cricket.



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