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India v Afghanistan, Only Test, Bengaluru, 2nd day

Afghanistan 'by no means happy' with their performance

Jun 15, 2018: Afghanistan will need a lot more cricket against established Test teams' A sides if this promotion to Test is to work, their coach Phil Simmons feels

Sidharth Monga in Bengaluru

'You can't bowl three balls and start looking for a wicket'

Jun 13, 2018: Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons talks about how the side have been preparing, physically and mentally, for their first Test

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

India v Afghanistan, only Test, Bengaluru

Nerves? What nerves - Asghar Stanikzai

Jun 13, 2018: Phil Simmons, the Afghanistan coach, was pleased with the side's preparation but stressed on channeling white-ball temperament in Test cricket

Shashank Kishore in Bengaluru

Afghanistan v India, only Test, Bengaluru

'We have better spinners than India' - Asghar Stanikzai

Jun 8, 2018: Ahead of Afghanistan's inaugural Test match, their captain, coach and other players spoke to ESPNcricinfo to share their views on their gifted spin attack

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup Qualifier 2018

'Afghanistan are here to win' - Phil Simmons

Mar 3, 2018: Phil Simmons, the Afghanistan head coach, on what makes his team a success and what work remains to be done to take the next step up

The Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Afghanistan news

Phil Simmons named Afghanistan coach

Dec 31, 2017: He starts work from January 8, and will join the Afghanistan squad in Dubai as it prepares for the limited-overs series against Zimbabwe

Nagraj Gollapudi

Indian cricket

The next India coach - the candidates' credentials

Jun 1, 2017: Six candidates were considered for the position. What have they done in the coaching space so far?

Arun Venugopal

How Nicholas Pooran came back from the brink

Apr 7, 2017: Two years ago a car crash put in doubt whether he would walk again, but against the odds, he has made it back to the West Indies team

Peter Della Penna

Afghanistan news

Afghanistan appoint Simmons as consultant

Feb 3, 2017: The Afghanistan Cricket Board has roped in former West Indies coach Phil Simmons as consultant for the next three series, against Zimbabwe, Ireland and West Indies

Umar Farooq

West Indies

Three steps forward, three steps back

Dec 26, 2016: West Indies' year began brightly with a trio of world titles, but then predictable bad blood between players and administrators affected results

Garth Wattley

Caribbean Premiere League 2017

St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots rope in Phil Simmons and Gayle

Dec 23, 2016: Former West Indies coach Phil Simmons, has been appointed as the new head coach of the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots for the 2017 edition of the Caribbean Premier League)

ESPNcricinfo staff

A sacking the WICB could have done without

Sep 15, 2016: Getting rid of Phil Simmons as coach for not toeing the line was an inappropriate move by the board, which needed to fix its administration first

Garth Wattley

West Indies news

Simmons' vision did not 'align' with WICB's - Muirhead

Sep 14, 2016: WICB chief executive officer Michael Muirhead has said there was no one specific reason for the termination of coach Phil Simmons' contract, nor was it a sudden development

Nagraj Gollapudi

West Indies news

Simmons sacked as West Indies coach

Sep 13, 2016: West Indies coach Phil Simmons has been sacked due to "differences in culture and strategic approach", the WICB has confirmed

Colin Benjamin and Nagraj Gollapudi

West Indies v India, 1st T20I, Lauderhill

'Good to have all the senior guys back' - Simmons

Aug 26, 2016: West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has said having more seniors in the T20 side compared to the Test squad is a good feeling as it "makes things easy" for him for the two upcoming T20Is against India in Lauderhill, Florida

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v India, 4th Test, Port of Spain, 5th day

Gap between Test and domestic quality causing inconsistency - Simmons

Aug 22, 2016: Phil Simmons, the West Indies head coach, has expressed concern over the up-and-down nature of the team's performances over the course of the Test series against India

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Port of Spain

West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston, 2nd day

Bowlers learning about being patient in Test cricket - Simmons

Jul 31, 2016: Phil Simmons, West Indies' head coach, has said his bowlers have done well to keep India's batsmen quiet on day two of the Sabina Park Test

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kingston

West Indies v Australia, ODI tri-series, Basseterre

Pressure was on top four to set us up - Simmons

Jun 14, 2016: West Indies coach Phil Simmons lauded the side's top order for driving their four-wicket win over Australia in the ODI tri-series match in Basseterre

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v South Africa, ODI tri-series, Providence

Simmons hails Narine's 'grit and determination'

Jun 4, 2016: Phil Simmons, West Indies' head coach, has praised Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard for their contributions in West Indies' four-wicket win against South Africa in Providence

ESPNcricinfo staff

'West Indies' strength is limited-overs cricket'

Apr 13, 2016: Coach Phil Simmons talks about the direction the team needs to take, and the problem of not having the best group of players representing the region in all formats

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi
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