HEADLINE: Phil Simmons throws support behind West Indies captains

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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10/31/19, 1:56:55 PM 

Returning West Indies coach Phil Simmons has backed his two captains' ability to get the most of their players, and suggested that Jason Holder will benefit from the decision to hand the white-ball reins to Kieron Pollard.

Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Simmons said that Pollard - who was appointed captain of the limited-overs teams in September despite not having played an ODI since 2016 - is capable of "leading from the front" with the bat.

"It showed in the T20Is with India," Simmons said. "He took the reins and led in those. That's what I expect from him: that responsibility of being captain is going to make him want to always be on top of the runs and leading from the front. He is that kind of a leader - even though he asks you to do something, it is not something he wouldn't do or he wouldn't want to do."

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link jacksprat Joined: Dec 17, 2002
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10/31/19, 4:20:38 PM 
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"He is that kind of a leader - even though he asks you to do something, it is not something he wouldn't do or he wouldn't want to do."

Now, I wonder,which West Indies captain of recent vintage would Phil have in mind? big grin big grin

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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10/31/19, 5:51:21 PM 
Pollard's first assignment as permanent skipper is a three-match ODI series against Afghanistan in India, followed by three T20Is. Holder will then lead the side in a one-off Test against the same opposition in Lucknow, before they play another white-ball series against India, which comprises three T20Is and three ODIs.


Wish both captains well, it will not be an easy series
Afghanistan are a hungry bunch.

It should be interesting days ahead.

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