Fletcher watches as Indians shake off jet lag

Port of Spain: India`s newly-appointed cricket coach Duncan Fletcher was more of a bystander than conductor of his first practice session with the team ahead of Saturday`s Twenty20 match against the West Indies.

He dragged down his tired bunch of wards to the Queen`s Park Oval after just an overnight rest from a long trans-Atlantic international flight but that was just about it.

Fletcher initially exchanged a few words with Yusuf Pathan but then watched, like everyone else at the ground, the touring Indian cricketers play a rather serious game of football between themselves.

He then had a close look at the pitch where the first Twenty20 international match of the series would be staged tomorrow. It is expected to play low and slow.