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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket7 months 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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featurecricketa year 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.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year 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.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year 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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featurecricketa year ago

Extinction of Trundlers - an abrupt ending to a fascinating cricket story

The 1992 Benson & Hedges World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, has a separate fan base of its own. Not only was it a celebration of a multi-faceted, Imran Khan-led Pakistan’s glorious triumph, but it was also the first instance in which ODI Cricket started its tryst with newness.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa year ago

Don’t think I have ever batted at No.9 in T20I cricket, reveals Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo has said that he is batting at No.9 for the first time in his career in the current West Indian setup. Bravo also revealed that the current West Indian team, led by Kieron Pollard, is miles ahead of the 2016 team led by the all-rounder Darren Sammy, thanks to their batting prowess.
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newscricket2 years ago

Interested in taking up coaching in T20 cricket, reveals Carl Hooper

Former West Indies Captain Carl Hooper has said that he is interested in coaching in T20s, even if it means getting involved with West Indies cricket. After hanging up his boots, Hooper shifted to Australia, where he currently resides, and ran a restaurant, but now plans to don the coaching hat.
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