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India coach Duncan Fletcher says every Test series is important

Duncan Fletcher said that India will go out to win the Test series in England
Duncan Fletcher said that India will go out to win the Test series in England © Getty Images

By Chetan Narula

Leicester: Jun 29, 2014

India coach Duncan Fletcher said that every Test series is important irrespective of the opposition team or the venue. India begin their five-match Test series against England on July 9 at Trent Bridge. But their preparation did not go all that well as their tour match against Leicestershire ended in a draw.

The Indian batsmen got in amongst the runs as they posted 333 for four in 90 overs. But the the bowlers came under some harsh treatment as Angus Robson and Greg Smith helped Leicestershire score 349 for five.

“Everyone has their ups and downs, everyone involved with cricket goes through such situations. As the coach, you have your ups and downs just like the players, and you have to believe that you are helping the players. That is your main achievement, taking players forward, and in doing so if a result comes out of it, then a result comes out of it,” Fletcher had said ahead of the Leicestershire game.

Only three players from that disastrous 2011 trip have survived and with new faces taking their spots in the Indian Test squad for some time now, it can be ascertained that the transition process has finally come to an end.

For India, it is time to win in overseas conditions and the five Tests — against an England team that is undergoing its own transition — provide ample opportunity to achieve just that.

“Every Test series you play is very, very important, because we are judged on every Test series. Playing England is just as important as playing Sri Lanka or going away to play South Africa. International cricket is very important and that is why we go out there and we don’t try to lose matches. So we will go all out to win this series,” Fletcher had said.

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