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Lendl Simmons Retirement: Two West Indies players retire from international cricket in a single day

Author: Sameer ThakurPublication Date: Tue, 19 July 2022 09:06 AM (Actual)Update Date: Tue, 19th July 2022 09:06 AM (IST)

New Delhi, Online Desk. West Indies opener batsman Lyndle Simmons has said goodbye to international cricket. He is the second West Indian player to retire from cricket in a single day. Earlier, former West Indies captain and wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Ramdin had also announced his retirement from international cricket.

Talking about Simmons, he made his debut in 2006 against Pakistan. However, he was dismissed without scoring any run in the debut match. Talking about his ODI career, he scored 1,958 runs in 68 ODIs with 2 centuries. Although his performance in the Test match was not effective, he played only 8 Test matches for West Indies and he could not score a single half-century.

He definitely left his impact in T20 cricket. Simmons was part of the West Indies team in 2012 and 2016. He scored 82 runs in the semi-final match of the 2016 T20 World Cup, due to which West Indies defeated India to not only make it to the final but also became the champion. He was one of the highest run scorer in CPL.

Although he got a chance to make a comeback in the team in 2021, he could not do much and could only score 16 runs in 35 balls. Talking about his figures in international cricket, Simmons scored 3,763 runs in 144 matches.

Simmons has also been successful in the world’s most popular league IPL. Talking about his IPL career, he has scored 1,079 runs in 29 matches and has been instrumental in making his team Mumbai champions in 2015 and 2017.

edited by: Sameer Thakur

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