Phil Simmons

  • Historic win is confidence booster for World T20: Irish coach February 21, 2014

    Kingston: Ireland's coach, Phil Simmons, has described the upset win over the West Indies as a much-needed confidence booster ahead of next month's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Ireland steamrolled the World T20 champions by six wickets in the first of two T20 Internationals at Sabina Park Tuesday. Simmons, the former West...
  • Ireland to host Sri Lanka in one-day series January 4, 2014

    Sri Lanka will play in Ireland for the first time in 35 years after it was announced they would meet in a two-match one-day international series in May. Ireland will use the matches, to be played on May 6 and 8 at Clontarf in Dublin, as part of their preparations for...
  • ICC congratulates Ireland on 2015 WC qualification July 10, 2013

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday congratulated Ireland for becoming the first associate team to qualify for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, saying they played "extremely well" and hoped the side will repeat their giant-killing performances of the 2007 and 2011 edition. Ireland became the first Affiliate side to qualify for the...
  • Ireland to host Australia A in four-day game March 4, 2013

    Ireland will host Australia's A side this summer after Cricket Ireland announced a four-day game at Stormont in Belfast starting June 14. The match will give Aussie fringe players a chance to stake their claim and acclimatise to conditions before the Ashes series starts at Trent Bridge in England on...
  • Ireland to play two ODIs against Pakistan at home in May January 21, 2013

    Dublin: Ireland will play two one-day internationals at home against Pakistan in May, Cricket Ireland said Monday. Pakistan will use the matches at yet to be specified venues on May 23 and May 26 as preparation for the ICC Champions Trophy starting on June 6."It's fantastic news for Irish cricket, and...
  • Phil Simmons blames timing of World T20 September 26, 2012

    Former West Indies allrounder and current Ireland coach also feels that West Indies have one of the strongest sides on paper and have decent chance to win the title if rain stays away. ...
  • Simmons predicts great future for Ireland January 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Pleased with the progress of Ireland in cricket, the team's coach and former West Indies opener Phil Simmons has predicted that the island nation would be ready to play Tests in five years' time. "I can see this team being ready for Test cricket in five years - sooner if...