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newscricket2 months ago

WI vs IND 2022 | Somebody has to hold West Indies together batting-wise, reckons Phil Simmons

Two days ahead of the series opener against India, West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has said that batting out 50 overs is their top priority as they look to rebuild for the 2023 ODI World Cup. Simmons has also reckoned one of their batters must score a hundred against India to hold the team.
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newscricket8 months ago

Some in the West Indies want Kieron Pollard, Phil Simmons gone, says Ricky Skerritt

Cricket West Indies (CWA) chief Ricky Skerritt has said that some people in the Caribbean want captain Keiron Pollard and coach Phil Simmons to be sacked for non-cricket reasons. Skerritt further denied the reports of the rift in the Caribbean team and said that there is no discord amongst them.
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newscricketa year ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | We’ll continue to be aggressive, but shot-selection must be better, says Phil Simmons

Ahead of West Indies’ second match of the T20 World Cup 2021 against South Africa on Tuesday, head coach Phil Simmons has stated that the team will persist with their aggressive brand of cricket. He expected his players should get better at shot selection, after their defeat to England on Saturday.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs PAK | West Indies need to improve their batting ahead of Pakistan Tests, admits Phil Simmons

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has stated that his side needs to improve on the batting front ahead of their two-match home Test series against Pakistan, beginning August 12. He further labelled the hosts as 'underdogs' in their first assignment of the World Test Championship cycle.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs AUS | Will need to score close to 320 or 330 to compete against Australia, admits Phil Simmons

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons asserted that the Windies batters put up a fine showing against Sri Lanka, but stressed that his side will need to score close to 330 to be competitive against the Australian batting. Simmons insisted that the visitors will be eyeing revenge after losing the T20s.
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newscricket2 years ago

WI vs SL | We must know our final 15 or 16 going into the World Cup, states Phil Simmons 

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has emphasized that West Indies must know their final 15 or 16 players going into the T20 World Cup in India, which will be played later this year. He also added that Chris Gayle looks fitter than before while fast bowler Fidel Edwards has also done well.
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featurecricket2 years ago

ENG vs WI | Winners and Losers ft. Rain gods, Hopeful Windies and Black Lives Matter

Another series victory for England at home, another edition of Winners and Losers from our side as we look at who won and lost throughout the rain-halted series. Whilst we know the obvious winners and losers- England and West Indies, here we look at a more minute level of who won and who lost.
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featurecricket2 years ago

Caribbean man, batting is the root of Windies defeat

‘For ten long years, we ruled the cricket world and now the rule seems coming to an end’ from the looks, it just looks like a line from Rally Round the West Indies anthem but after Windies’ lacklustre batting display in the series, it looks like the deafening sound is set to stand a few more years.
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newscricket2 years ago

Shai Hope and John Campbell’s form would be discussed before Third Test selection, admits Phil Simmons

After both Shai Hope and John Campbell failed to perform at Old Trafford, Phil Simmons has admitted that their form and potential changes would be discussed before the third Test. He also credited the bowlers for their form but admitted that batsmen must do better after being exposed.
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newscricket2 years ago

Disappointed that I didn’t take West Indies across the line, admits Jermaine Blackwood

Despite his match-winning knock of 95, Jermaine Blackwood has expressed his disappointment in not able to take the Windies side across the line against England in the first Test. He also added that there was no pressure on him, with both coach Phil Simmons and Jason Holder trusting his instincts.
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