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Phil Simmons rubbishes victimisation claims in West Indies cricket | Cricket Information

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CHENNAI: West Indies coach Phil Simmons on Thursday rubbished reviews of rift inside the squad and trashed claims of allrounder Odean Smith being victimised forward of the fourth T20I in opposition to England. Smith was an unused bowler through the second T20I and was changed by Rovman Powell within the third T20. Powell justified his choice by smashing an unimaginable 107 from 53 balls, together with 10 sixes, which helped West Indies win by 20 runs and go 2-1 up within the five-match collection.
“For me, that (victimisation) cannot occur once I’m right here,” Simmons informed a press convention which TOI attended on Thursday. “You do not victimise anybody. You do not attempt to pull down anybody. You attempt to make gamers a greater individual initially, and a greater cricketer afterwards. In my teaching profession and even in my enjoying profession, you look to assist the person subsequent to you. And that is one factor I have been preaching on this workforce, and in all of the groups that I’ve handled. So, there is no such thing as a such factor as victimisation right here and there will likely be none so long as I am round,” he dismissed the allegations.
Simmons added that Odean did not discover a place within the XI for the third T20I as a result of he did not match the workforce mixture. “I feel you are taking place the fallacious line with this. We have to cease this foolishness that we’re occurring with. We sit down and we have a look at one of the best workforce for the day. And if Odean wasn’t in one of the best workforce for the day, it’s as a result of we thought that Rovman was higher fitted to yesterday.
“All those that need to preach about victimisation, they should look inside themselves. There is no such thing as a victimisation within the choice course of in West Indies cricket. We have to begin stepping away from that and let the people who find themselves pushing that head know that’s not taking place right here,” Simmons asserted.
For the document, Powell turned solely the third West Indian to attain a T20I century after Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle. Simmons was all reward for Powell. “I feel it was an excellent innings from the beginning. The way in which he assessed the state of affairs at the start is one thing that we have been speaking about as a bunch and I have been wanting ahead to somebody doing that in a match and he did that,” Simmons concluded.

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