India Unpredictable and Dangerous: Duncan Fletcher Warns England

An inexperienced 18-member Indian squad are set to play a five-match Test series in England, starting on July 9.

Updated: June 26, 2014 01:34 IST
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Dhoni and Fletcher Ahead of India's Tour of England
Dhoni and Fletcher Ahead of India's Tour of England


Ahead of the five-match Test series against England, starting July 9, India coach Duncan Fletcher was upbeat about his young, inexperienced squad.

"Without making excuses, it is a very, very inexperienced side: If you look at how many Tests our opening batters have played, how many Tests our No. 3 has played, how many Tests our bowlers have played," Fletcher said in a press conference.

However, Fletcher does not see that as a drawback and warned England that his young brigade will play an exciting brand of cricket.

"But it is nice sometimes, because being unpredictable they will play some exciting cricket. There are some very, very exciting cricketers in this group who would go on to be very, very good cricketers for India. They might fire from this series and there will be some very, very good cricket played."

India suffered a humiliating 4-0 loss when they toured the last time in 2011 but Fletcher said the focus will be on trying to win rather than taking revenge.

"Reversing trends is not that important. What is important is that you go out trying to win the series. That's what our objective is - to come here and win the series," he added.

India begin the long tour with a three-day tour game against Leicestershire on Thursday.

(With inputs from PTI)

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