Batting first, England on Wednesday posted 182/6 in 20 overs, thanks to Joe Root's 48. In reply, Chris Gayle struck five boundaries and 11 massive sixes in his 48-ball unbeaten ton to take his side to victory. The West Indies scored 183/4 in 18.1 overs.

"IPL ... it's a huge advantage ... because the good thing about it is that the first two grounds we play at (Kolkata and Mumbai), we have three players here (Mumbai) and the next one is Chris's home ground (Bengaluru). I think it is a huge advantage for us," Simmons said at the post-match press conference at the Wankhede Stadium here.

Asked what advice he would pass on to Gayle, the coach said, "I think it is as simple as you see it because as you know this (is) the first time I am with T20 team since I am back, sitting and talking to him and trying to see how he works it out, and it is as simple as he makes it look out there."

"He actually analyses it as simple as he does it so... he practises hard, he hits a lot of balls in the nets, but he works it out as he did today (Wednesday). (Adil) Rashid is my bowler for the day and I am going to take him down... so it's as simple as that."

Simmons said Gayle can surely be placed alongside batting great Vivian Richards considering his ability to destroy an attack.

"Comparing with legends... to destroy and attack like that the only person I would put him with is Vivian (Richards), because Vivian used to go out there and destroy attacks. I think he (Gayle) is the player... the way he tears apart the attack," he said.

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