Mumbai, Nov 22: Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, who was not present at the pre-departure press conference here yesterday, is reported to join the Virat Kohli-led team in Australia from his native place South Africa.
Kohli and Team Director Ravi Shastri addressed the media on the eve of the departure for the four-match Test series starting December 4 in Sydney and Fletcher, who is now settled in South Africa, has been on a short leave after completion of the ODI series against Sri Lanka. (PHOTOS of BCCI Awards Ceremony)
"Fletcher's wife is unwell and he had informed the board that he will join the squad directly in Australia," a BCCI official told PTI Friday (November 21).
The 18-member squad will leave for the tour Down Under post midnight today sans skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, recovering from a thumb injury, who is expected to join the team before the second Test in Adelaide starting December 12.