“Simmons’ successor must understand West Indies culture” – Kraigg Brathwaite praised departing head coach Phil Simmons

Australia has completed a dominating win at Adelaide Oval, defeating West Indies by 419 runs inside a session on day four to take the Test series 2-0.

The West Indies collapsed to lose 35-6, with the defeat confirmed within an hour-and-a-half of the resumption of play, as Michael Neser claimed three of the six fourth day wickets in his second Test match.

Speaking after the West Indies’ series loss to Australia in the second Test of their two-match series which was Simmons’ final assignment with the Caribbean side, Brathwaite said the he had shepherded the side well.

“I think he was stern when he had to be, [be]cause it’s always important to push guys. Also, we don’t all live in the same country, so when we come together it’s important as a group that we really put in that work and he really drove that,” the red ball captain told the media.

However, Brathwaite said, Simmons had done “a good job” at the helm

He spoke about some of the qualities he believed his successor should have to take the West Indies team forward.

“Once we get a leader, I think that’s the main thing; someone understanding the culture of West Indians. And I thought Phil did a good job. I’m sure we’ll find a good coach to replace him and have many years of success and improvement in this Test team,” he said

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