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Simmons called up for Sunday’s match

Lendl Simmons was included in the squad after Dwayne Bravo was suspended for one match

Simmons called up for Sunday’s match - Cricket News
Lendl Simmons made his ODI debut back in 2006.

Lendl Simmons has been named in the West Indies squad for Sunday’s match against Sri Lanka in the tri-nation tournament at Queen’s Park Oval. The 28-year-old batsman, who can also keep wicket and bowl medium-pace, is a replacement for captain Dwayne Bravo.

THE WICB Selection Panel called up Simmons after Bravo was suspended for one match after the West Indies were fined for a second minor over-rate offence within 12 months during Friday’s match against India. Kieron Pollard will be stand-in captain for Sunday’s match.

Simmons made his ODI debut back in 2006 and has so far played 42 matches. He has scored 1,152 runs at 30.31 per innings including a top score of 122 against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka two years ago.

West Indies lead the points table in the tournament with nine points from three matches. They beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to earn a bonus point, and had a one-wicket win in a thriller over India. They lost on Friday against India. Sri Lanka have five points from two matches while India have five points from three matches.

Squad

Kieron Pollard (captain)

Tino Best

Darren Bravo

Johnson Charles

Chris Gayle

Jason Holder

Sunil Narine

Denesh Ramdin  

Kemar Roach

Marlon Samuels

Darren Sammy

Lendl Simmons

Devon Smith

Team management unit

Ottis Gibson (Head Coach)

Richie Richardson (Team Manager)

Toby Radford (Assistant Coach)

C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist)

Hector Martinez Charles (Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Richard Berridge (Video & Statistical Analyst)

Philip Spooner (Media Manager)

Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)

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