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West Indies coach names player who has 'always been dynamite in the field'

West Indies defeated Australia 4-1 in the recently concluded five-match T20I series. Kieron Pollard did not play a single match, and in his place, Nicholas Pooran stepped up to lead the side.
FILE PHOTO: West Indies head coach Phil Simmons during nets.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: West Indies head coach Phil Simmons during nets.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 19, 2021 03:39 PM IST
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‘That has been the biggest influence’: Phil Simmons reveals big reason behind West Indies’ victory over England

West Indies, who arrived in England on June 9 and trained in a bio-secure environment after that, beat the home side by four wickets on Sunday on the final day of the first Test after the COVID-19 outbreak to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons, centre, speaks to his team members during a nets session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.(AP)
West Indies coach Phil Simmons, centre, speaks to his team members during a nets session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.(AP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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Manchester | ByPress Trust of India

Extended preparations played key part in Test win against England: Simmons

“I think that has been the biggest influence on the performance. The fact that we’ve been here for that period of time, we’ve had quality bowling in the nets because we’ve had nearly 11 seamers here, you can’t put a price on that,” Simmons said on the eve of the second Test starting at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Southampton : West Indies coach Phil Simmons, centre, speaks to his team members during a nets session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Tuesday July 7, 2020. West Indies play their first Test match against England on upcoming July 8-12.(AP)
Southampton : West Indies coach Phil Simmons, centre, speaks to his team members during a nets session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Tuesday July 7, 2020. West Indies play their first Test match against England on upcoming July 8-12.(AP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 02:19 PM IST
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Manchester | ByPress Trust of India

England vs West Indies: I was disappointed for getting out before Windies could cross the line, says Blackwood

The 28-year-old has an impressive record against England, averaging over 50 and his only century -- an unbeaten 112 -- also came against the English team in Antigua in 2015.
West Indies' Jermaine Blackwood in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)
West Indies' Jermaine Blackwood in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 14, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Southampton | ByPress Trust of India

England vs West Indies | Hope Holder can get on top of Stokes in first Test: Simmons

“I think that it’s going to be a toss-up between these two all-rounders and hopefully Jason can do what’s necessary to get on top of Ben in this first Test,” said West Indies head coach Phil Simmons.
Hyderabad: West Indies bowler Jason Holder (C)(PTI)
Hyderabad: West Indies bowler Jason Holder (C)(PTI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 03:44 PM IST
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Southampton | ByPress Trust of India

England vs West Indies: Inside the bio-secure Test bubble

THE NEW NORMAL Colour-coded hotel zones, thermal screening, physical distancing and much more as international cricket resumes with England-West Indies Test series.
England Men (pictured during their intra-squad warm-up match) will wear a Black Lives Matter logo on their playing shirts when they face West Indies(Image Courtesy: ECB)
England Men (pictured during their intra-squad warm-up match) will wear a Black Lives Matter logo on their playing shirts when they face West Indies(Image Courtesy: ECB)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 09:49 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAbhishek Paul

Simmons says West Indies must draw on Headingley spirit

Simmons said West Indies are drawing strength from the way they hit back from that first test thrashing at Edgbaston in 2017 to claim a stunning victory in the second test at Headingley when they chased down 322.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons(Getty Images)
West Indies coach Phil Simmons(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 11:29 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

WI head coach Phil Simmons rejoins team after mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 tests

Simmons had found himself in a soup after board member Conde Riley had sought his “immediate removal” for moving out of the team’s bio-secure location in the UK to attend his father-in-law’s funeral ahead of the three-Test series against England beginning July 8.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons looks on during a West Indies training session at Blundstone Arena.(Getty Images)
West Indies coach Phil Simmons looks on during a West Indies training session at Blundstone Arena.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 07:26 PM IST
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Manchester | ByPress Trust of India

West Indies coach Phil Simmons’ job safe despite calls for sacking

“I want to assure West Indies cricket fans that Phil Simmons still has the full backing of CWI, no matter what has been said,” CWI President Ricky Skerritt said on Wednesday.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons(Getty Images)
West Indies coach Phil Simmons(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 10:57 AM IST
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Manchester | ByReuters

West Indies coach Phil Simmons attends funeral on England tour, CWI board member calls for his removal

Cricket West Indies (CWI) board member Conde Riley, who also heads the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA), called Simmons’ actions reckless despite the fact that the former West Indies all-rounder had taken CWI’s permission and has now quarantined himself.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons(Getty Images)
West Indies coach Phil Simmons(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

West Indies coach Simmons in self-isolation after attending funeral

Simmons has been self-isolating in his Old Trafford hotel room since attending the funeral on Friday and has to clear two COVID-19 tests before he can join the squad on Thursday.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons.(PTI)
West Indies coach Phil Simmons.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 10:57 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByReuters

England vs West Indies: Gabriel going at full tilt, set to join Windies squad

Simmons told British media on Monday Gabriel could join the touring party and that he was looking fit.
West Indies paceman Shanon Gabriel.(Twitter)
West Indies paceman Shanon Gabriel.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 02:05 PM IST
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Manchester | ByReuters

Hetmyer, Bravo, Paul will be missed in England: West Indies coach Simmons

Besides the absence of hostile English fans, Simmons said lack of competitive cricket could also hurt the hosts in the series.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons.(AFP)
West Indies coach Phil Simmons.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 07:32 PM IST
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‘Don’t want to just be an average cricketer’: Oshane Thomas wants to be counted among the greats, eyes Test debut in England

West Indies pacer Oshane Thomas is relishing the chance to play Test cricket as he wants to be counted among greats and knows that Test cricket is the route he needs to follow to realise his dream.
West Indies' bowler Oshane Thomas is embraced by teammate Darren Bravo.(AP)
West Indies' bowler Oshane Thomas is embraced by teammate Darren Bravo.(AP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Yash Bhati

People will have high expectations when sport resumes behind closed doors: Simmons

West Indies is scheduled to tour England in July and the country’s cricket board (CWI) is in the final stages of its discussions with the English counterparts to ensure that the three-Test series goes ahead as planned.
File image of Phil Simmons.(File)
File image of Phil Simmons.(File)
Updated on May 26, 2020 04:39 PM IST
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Kingston | ByPress Trust of India

India vs West Indies: Tomorrow’s game doesn’t influence the path we have chosen - Phil Simmons

West Indies showed a lot of promise to go one-up in Chennai but the home team bounced back strongly to post a mammoth 387/5 en route to a series-levelling 107-run victory in Visakhapatnam.
West Indies' captain Kieron Pollard, left, shares a light moment with head coach Phil Simmons.(AP)
West Indies' captain Kieron Pollard, left, shares a light moment with head coach Phil Simmons.(AP)
Updated on Dec 22, 2019 08:23 AM IST
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Cuttack | ByPress Trust of India

India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli vs Kesrick Williams - Windies coach speaks out on ’interesting’ rivalry

Ind vs WI: The series is locked 1-1 as India thumped the visitors by six wickets in the opener while Windies hit back by taking the second T20I by eight wickets.
India skipper Virat Kohli and Windies bowler Kesrick Williams.(AP Images)
India skipper Virat Kohli and Windies bowler Kesrick Williams.(AP Images)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

India vs West Indies: Kieron Pollard’s IPL experience at Wankhede will benefit bowlers - Phil Simmons

Ind vs WI: Kieron Pollard replaced Jason Holder as the captain of the ODI team, while he replaced Carlos Brathwaite to become skipper of the T20 side and Simmons said he has been doing well in the twin roles.
File image of West Indies and Mumbai Indians cricketer Kieron Pollard.(PTI)
File image of West Indies and Mumbai Indians cricketer Kieron Pollard.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPTI

India vs West Indies: ‘Bowlers don’t get too scared of him,’ WI coach Phil Simmons identifies key player for Men in Blue

Admitting that India are not an easy team to beat anywhere in the world, the 56-year-old former all-rounder called on his players to utilise their past experiences to get the better of Kohli and his men.
India's Rohit Sharma, left, bumps fist with Virat Kohli.(AP)
India's Rohit Sharma, left, bumps fist with Virat Kohli.(AP)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 09:00 AM IST
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Hyderabad | ByPress Trust of India

West Indies name ODI and T20 squad for India tour

Kieron Pollard will continue to lead both the ODI and T20 squads with Nicholas Pooran as his deputy in the shorter format and Shai Hope taking over the role of the vice-captain in the ODIs.
A file photo of Kieron Pollard.(Action Images)
A file photo of Kieron Pollard.(Action Images)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 10:58 PM IST
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St John's (Antigua) | ByPress Trust of India

Indian pacers make world cricket exciting, says Phil Simmons

Phil Simmons is the coach of the West Indies team, which is taking on Afghanistan in a one-off Test starting from Wednesday. The former opener is back as the West Indies coach for a second spell.
India's Mohammed Shami, third right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mahmudullah.(AP)
India's Mohammed Shami, third right, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mahmudullah.(AP)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 09:17 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByPress Trust of India

‘Windies consistency key to tackle Afghanistan,’ Simmons

As West Indies tries to recover from a poor World Cup in England and the recent reverses against India at home, Simmons, 56, feels it is important for the team to be supported by everyone.
Now, Phil Simmons has bigger role to shoulder as head coach of West Indies.(getty image)
Now, Phil Simmons has bigger role to shoulder as head coach of West Indies.(getty image)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 10:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | BySharad Deep

Phil Simmons reappointed West Indies coach three years after being axed

He led the Windies to the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup before being booted out amid tensions with his paymasters. Simmons’ success in the T20 arena however was not mirrored in Test cricket. During his reign the West Indies won only one of 14 Tests.
File image of Phil Simmons(Getty Images)
File image of Phil Simmons(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 10:36 AM IST
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St. John's (Antigua and Barbuda) | ByAFP

Ex-South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener named Afghanistan head coach

After the tenure of West Indian Phil Simmons was completed with the 2019 World Cup, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) received over 50 applications for the head coach’s role.
A file photo of Lance Klusener.(PTI)
A file photo of Lance Klusener.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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Kabul | ByPress Trust of India

Team India coach selection: Phil Simmons pulls out, Ravi Shastri remains firm favourite to retain job

A member of the CAC informed Hindustan Times that Simmons has pulled out of the race before breaking for lunch. Ravi Shastri is expected to make his presentation at around 5 pm while the press conference to announce the name of the coach is slated for 6 pm as of now.
Former West Indies coach Phil Simmons.(Getty Images)
Former West Indies coach Phil Simmons.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 05:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySanjjeev Samyal

Team India coach: Kapil Dev-led committee starts selection process, Ravi Shastri stays front-runner

The Kapil Dev-led CAC will announce the selected candidate later this evening. Six names -- incumbent Ravi Shastri, Robin Singh, Lalchand Rajput, Mike Hesson, Tom Moody, Phil Simmons -- have been shortlisted for the high-profile position.
File photo of Indian coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli.(AP)
File photo of Indian coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli.(AP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 12:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Team India’s next head coach to be announced on August 16: Report

India’s next coach will be chosen from group of six shortlisted men: the incumbent, Ravi Shastri, as well as Tom Moody, Mike Hesson, Phil Simmons, Lalchand Rajput, and Robin Singh.
India's captain Virat Kohli (R) with Ravi Shastri.(AFP)
India's captain Virat Kohli (R) with Ravi Shastri.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Hunt for Team India head coach: Detailed look at the contenders

Team India’s next coach will be chosen from group of six shortlisted men: the incumbent, Ravi Shastri, as well as Tom Moody, Mike Hesson, Phil Simmons, Lalchand Rajput, and Robin Singh.
File image of Tom Moody(Getty Images)
File image of Tom Moody(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 14, 2020 07:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

BCCI shortlists six candidates for position of Indian cricket team head coach

The six candidates are former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson, ex-Australia all-rounder and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, former West Indies all-rounder and Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons, ex-India team manager Lalchand Rajput, former India fielding coach Robin Singh and Shastri.
FIle image of Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli(AP)
FIle image of Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli(AP)
Updated on Aug 13, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByPTI

ICC World Cup 2019: Phil Simmons outburst exposes troubles in Afghanistan camp

Naib replaced Asghar Afghan as captain ahead of the World Cup in a last minute leadership change that was criticised by star players including Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi.
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (L) and Afghanistan's head coach Phil Simmons (R) attend a training session.(AFP)
Afghanistan's Rashid Khan (L) and Afghanistan's head coach Phil Simmons (R) attend a training session.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Manchester | ByReuters
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