Lendl Simmons: The Mighty Windies Opener Retires from International Cricket
Two World Cup champions retire on the same day. English cricketer Ben Stokes confirmed his retirement from One Day Internationals yesterday. Lendl Simmons announced his retirement from international cricket a few hours later. If you are searching for the best betting sites in India, you are in the ideal place!
The strong opener was indeed a fantastic West Indian cricketer. Simmons made the decision to make his retirement announcement on the same day as his colleague Dinesh Ramdin. Both of these batters were important to the Windies’ success.
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Lendl Simmons career
The left-hander has appeared in 144 international matches, eight Tests, 68 One Day Internationals, and 68 T20 Internationals. He has 3763 runs to his name, including two centuries and 25 half-centuries.
Trinidadian cricketer made his international debut against Pakistan in 2006. Prior to his T20 achievements, he was known for his aggressive batting in ODIs, where he scored two centuries and 16 half centuries for the Caribbean team. His best ODI score of 122 was against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2011.
The hitter is now regarded as a T20 specialist, as his statistics in the shortest format speak for themselves.
He has 7756 runs in T20s under his belt, with two centuries and 59 half centuries. He is the Caribbean Premier League’s leading run scorer with 2629 runs, having played for the Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts, and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Kings, and Jamaica Tallawahs.
The left-handed batter’s career got a boost in 2015 and 2016. He was a key contributor to the Mumbai Indians’ 2015 IPL championship. Simmons scored 540 runs in the season and helped Mumbai win the title with a match-winning 68-run knock in the Final against the Chennai Super Kings. He was also a member of the victorious Mumbai Indians squad in the 2017 IPL.
In T20 World Cup 2016, Simmons was initially ruled out owing to a back injury but was called up later to replace the injured Andre Fletcher just before the semi-finals. He smashed 82 runs in the semi-final against India, crushing their hopes of reaching the final. West Indies won the T20 World Cup thanks to his match-winning knock in the semi-finals. Here you will find more Cricket Predictions and analyses on the upcoming cricket matches that are being played around the globe.
With these accomplishments, as well as his ability to score aggressively in T20s, he has confirmed that he will continue to play franchise cricket and has closed the chapter on his international career.