Simmons hopeful of an Ireland charge

Having beaten Ireland, if West Indies win on Monday, Ireland and England will be pitted in a winner-take-all fight-out in Georgetown on Tuesday.

“It would make things easier, a straight fight between us and England,” Simmons said of a West Indies victory. “If England win, then we have to beat England and score a certain number of runs to get the run rate up but the point is if (West Indies) win, we get a straight shoot-out on Tuesday, which is a better thing for cricket, for me and for the team,” Simmons said, knowing fully well he is talking of a complicated path for his side.

Despite being disappointed by Ireland’s poor performance in the opening match, Simmons said his team was still capable of defeating England.
“In Twenty20, everybody’s beatable and as long as we play to the best of our ability and the big teams are even one percent under par, we have a chance of beating them,” he said.

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