Eric Simons

  • Delhi's IPL woes easy to identify, difficult to fix: Eric Simons May 9, 2014

    Eric Simons's role has been under the scanner as Delhi Daredevils' bowlers have averaged a mere 3.1 wickets per outing in eight IPL games so far but the former India bowling coach lashed out at his critics stating that "identifying problems is easy, fixing them is difficult". Simons normally stresses on...
  • Zaheer still has a big role to play in Indian cricket: Wasim Akram February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary Pakistan seamer Wasim Akram and former India bowling coach Eric Simons feel leftarm pacer Zaheer Khan still has a lot to offer to Indian cricket before he finally hangs up his boots. After spending close to a year away from the side, Zaheer made a comeback in South...
  • We've struggled without KP and Ryder, says Delhi coach May 15, 2013

    Chennai: The absence of Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder coupled with injuries to some key players at the start of the season were some of the reasons for Delhi Daredevils' disastrous campaign in the ongoing Pepsi Indian Premier League, said coach Eric Simons. Delhi, who made the playoffs last season, are...
  • Srikkanth praises Hyderabad bowlers for convincing win May 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor Krishnamachari Srikkanth lavished praise on his team's bowlers for playing a crucial role in the win over Delhi Daredevils which has taken the side closer to a semifinal berth in the ongoing Pepsi IPL. Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently third on the points table with 14 points from...
  • Delhi coach Eric Simons slams Hyderabad pitch May 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: After Delhi Daredevils suffered a crushing sixwicket defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here, coach Eric Simons said it was not a good wicket for Twenty20 cricket. The visitors were bowled out for a paltry 80, the lowest score in this year's Indian...
  • Delhi never stopped believing in themselves: Simons April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons heaved a sigh of relief as Virender Sehwag struck a matchwinning unbeaten 95 to guide his team to a ninewicket win over Mumbai Indians to break the sixmatch losing streak in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla here Sunday. "More...
  • We are under pressure to win every game, says Eric Simons April 15, 2013

    Bangalore: Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons Monday said the team was "under pressure" after losing four opening matches and now have to win a lot of games from here on. "Even after losing matches, the team's morale is good and certainly there is pressure to win. We are under pressure...
  • Sehwag, Taylor fit for playoff: Simons May 22, 2012

    Pune: Delhi Daredevils head coach Eric Simons said skipper Virender Sehwag and New zealand batsman Ross Taylor have recovered from their bouts of flu and will be playing in the play-off against Kolkata Knight Riders in Pune on Tuesday. "We didn't have an extended practice session for them. They had light...
  • Delhi can't take CSK lightly: Simons May 11, 2012

    Chennai: Delhi Daredevils might have virtually qualified for the play-offs but head coach Eric Simons on Friday warned his players not to take their feet off the pedal when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in a crucial IPL match here on Saturday. Addressing the media on the eve...
  • Simons has fine-tuned Delhi's bowling: Morkel May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils' fast bowler Morne Morkel said on Saturday that their pace attack has blossomed under the guidance of coach Eric Simons. "Simons is not just a coach - he is one of the best bowling coaches and had a great time with the Indian team. He has...
  • Watson's presence will be huge for RR: Simons April 30, 2012

    Jaipur: Delhi Daredevils coach Eric Simons on Monday said the presence of Australian allrounder Shane Watson in Rajasthan Royals` playing XI will make a massive difference to their side. Rajasthan have lost three matches in a row, including Sunday night’s thriller in Delhi, and their job to qualify for the...
  • Delhi coach Simons worried over spin attack April 5, 2012

    Kolkata: A day before their first IPL 5 match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils’ coach Eric Simons expressed his concern over his team’s inexperienced spin attack. “We do lack a big name as far as our spin department is concerned,” Simons said after his team's practice session at the Eden...
  • Dawes named India's bowling coach February 14, 2012

    Chennai: Former Queensland fast bowler and Australian domestic bowling guru Joe Dawes will take over as India's bowling coach following the conclusion of the CB Series, the Indian board (BCCI) has confirmed. In a decision taking at the BCCI's Working Committee meeting in Chennai on Monday, it was decided that...