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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Lendl Simmons Retirement: Lendl Simmons said goodbye to international cricket, caused havoc against India in T20 World Cup

Story Highlights

  • Simmons retires from international cricket
  • Memorable innings played in 2016 World Cup

West Indies star batsman Lendl Simmons has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Trinbago Knight Riders has confirmed the retirement of Lendus Simmons from his official Twitter handle. Simmons played his match for West Indies in the T20 World Cup 2021 match against South Africa.

37-year-old Lendl Simmons made his international debut in 2006. Simmons scored 1958 runs in 68 ODIs for the West Indies at an average of 31.58, including two centuries and 16 half-centuries. Simmons’ Test career was not that good and he could only score 278 runs in 8 matches at an average of 17.37. Simmons also participated in 68 T20 matches for West Indies, in which he scored 1527 runs at an average of 26.78. Simmons scored 9 half-centuries in T20 Internationals.

Part of Mumbai Indians in IPL

Talking about IPL, Simmons scored 1079 runs in 29 matches at an average of 39.96. He played all these matches for Mumbai Indians. His performance in IPL 2014 was amazing. During that time Simmons had scored 394 runs in 13 matches at an average of 56.28. He also scored a century in the 2014 IPL.

Mutiny created in the semi-file against India

Simmons also played a big role in West Indies’ victory in the T20 World Cup held in India in 2016. Initially, he was ruled out of the tournament due to a back injury. However, he returned to the team before the semi-finals after Andre Fletcher’s hamstring injury. In the semi-final against India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, he scored 82 runs in 51 balls to help the Caribbean team reach the final. Simmons has also played cricket for teams like Mumbai Indians (MI), Karachi Kings, Brisbane Heat, Trinbago Knight Riders in his illustrious career.

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