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Fletcher's England career

Newly-appointed England captain Nasser Hussain (left) and coach Duncan Fletcher

Duncan Fletcher is appointed England coach on the same day Nasser Hussain is handed the captaincy, 25 June, 1999

Duncan Fletcher (left) talks with Darren Gough in South Africa

He takes over an England side ranked the worst in Tests, and the former Glamorgan coach's first series is in South Africa

Duncan Fletcher (bottom centre) celebrates his first Test match win as England coach with the players

England slump to an innings defeat in two of the first four Tests, but win the rain-affected fifth by two wickets

England coach Duncan Fletcher (left) and Nasser Hussain in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe-born Fletcher returns to his homeland for a one-day series and sees England record a rare whitewash

England coach Duncan Fletcher celebrates a 3-1 series win against the West Indies

In summer 2000, Zimbabwe are defeated again, while the West Indies are beaten for the first time in 31 years, 3-1

England captain Nasser Hussain and coach Duncan Fletcher celebrate a 2-1 series win in Pakistan

England record another famous series win when Pakistan are beaten for the first time in Karachi for 46 years in fading light

England paceman Andrew Caddick douses coach Duncan Fletcher after the Test series win in Sri Lanka

A Test series win in Sri Lanka follows, but a one-day series loss prompts Fletcher to call for a greater focus on the format

Duncan Fletcher (left) talks with chairman of selectors David Graveney during England's Ashes defeat in 2001

Australia continue their Ashes domination though with comfortable 4-1 wins in England in 2001 and at home in 2003

Duncan Fletcher (left) and Nasser Hussain who stepped down as England one-day captain after the 2003 World Cup

Hussain resigns as England's one-day captain after a poor 2003 World Cup in which they fail to reach the Super Sixes

Duncan Fletcher (left) and Michael Vaughan with the Wisden Trophy after beating the West Indies

Michael Vaughan steps up and 2004 gets off to a flyer when England win their first series in the West Indies since 1968

The England balcony celebrates after beating New Zealand at Trent Bridge

England win a national record eight consecutive Tests in 2004 including all seven at home to New Zealand and West Indies

Duncan Fletcher in South Africa in 2005

Fletcher then masterminds a 2-1 series win in South Africa to avenge the tour defeat to the Proteas five years previously

Duncan Fletcher talks to the England team during the Ashes series in 2005

The victory raises hopes back in England of an Ashes series win against Australia in the summer of 2005

England coach Duncan Fletcher (left) and captain Michael Vaughan with the Ashes Urn

And Fletcher produces again as England win a thrilling series 2-1 to end Australia's 18-year hold on the Ashes

The England squad and the Queen

Fletcher and Vaughan receive OBEs from the Queen while the rest of the squad are honoured with MBEs following the win

Duncan Fletcher looks on in Pakistan

But England's fortunes take a turn for the worse over the next 12 months, starting with defeat in Pakistan

Andrew Flintoff (left) and Duncan Fletcher at a net session during the one-day series against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka then draw the Test series on English soil 1-1 before demolishing Fletcher's side 5-0 in the one-day series

Duncan Fletcher chats to the media in Australia

Another one-day failure in the Champions Trophy followed by the 5-0 Ashes drubbing leaves Fletcher much explaining to do

England coach Duncan Fletcher (right) and captain Michael Vaughan head to the West Indies

A rare one-day series win against Australia and New Zealand only papers over cracks before England head to the World Cup

Duncan Fletcher (centre) is emotional after telling the players of his decision to resign as coach

And when England fail to reach the semi-finals following a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to South Africa, Fletcher quits



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