Lendl Simmons Retires From International Cricket
West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons retires from international cricket. The right-handed batsman Lendl Simmons announced his retirement from international cricket in a post from his business account on Instagram.
Earlier, he announced his retirement in a letter sent to the West Indies Cricket Board on Friday (July 15). Even if he leaves international cricket, he will continue to play domestic and franchise cricket.
Simmons’ career in international cricket spans 16 years. Simmons made his debut in international cricket with an ODI against Pakistan in 2006. Simmons has played 68 matches in this format. Where his collection of two centuries and 16 half-centuries is 1958 runs.
The most talked about career is with T20 cricket. Due to his ability to play destructive innings, Simmons was in high demand in franchise cricket around the world. He was also part of the team that won the title twice (2015 and 2017) for Mumbai in the Indian Premier League. Simmons scored 1079 runs in 29 innings for Mumbai.
West Indies’ own franchise league, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), also has Simmons’ success. He is the highest run scorer in CPL history (1629 in 91 innings).
Simmons has played 68 matches in this format for the national team. Where Simmons collected 1527 runs in 9 half-centuries. Compared to the other two formats in international cricket, Simmons’ career in white cricket is very simple. His Test career ended in just eight Tests. Scored 278 with no half-centuries.
His innings of 82 off 51 balls against India in the T20 World Cup in 2016 is one of the best innings of his international career. He single-handedly defeated India and took the West Indies to the final.
West Indies became the first team to win the T20 World Cup for the second time by defeating England in the final. Earlier yesterday another West Indies wicket keeper Dinesh Ramdin also retired from international cricket.
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