Personal Information

Full Name Eric Owen Simons
Born March 9, 1962 Cape Town
Age 62 Years, 2 Months, 17 Days
National Side South Africa
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Sport Cricket


Test ODI T20
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Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
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Career Information

Teams Played South Africa
Career Span

Eric Owen Simons Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
23 18 4 217 24 v NZ 0 0 10 3 15.50 73.55 6 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
23 202 21 810 33 4/42 v PAK 3 0 24.54 4.00 36.72

Eric Owen Simons Profile

Eric Simons was a genuine all-rounder who bowled right-arm fast-medium and batted in the South African middle-order. It was the age of 32 that Simons made his international debut in an ODI against Australia in 1994.

Over the next year, he played 23 ODIs and managed to grab 33 international wickets. Simons played the last match of his career in 1995 against New Zealand. Post retirement, he was appointed coach of the Western Province. He was then named South Africa’s national coach in 2002. However, he stepped down in two years following his side’s poor run of form. In 2008, Simons took up the responsibility of becoming India’s bowling coach along with former teammate Gary Kirsten, who was the head coach.

Simons was then signed by the Delhi Daredevils as their head coach for the fifth season of the IPL in 2012.