Another West Indian player stepped down after Dinesh Ramdin announced his retirement from international cricket. Lendl Simmons has retired from his Instagram account. The 37-year-old last appeared for the national team in the T20 World Cup against South Africa last year.
Lendal Simmons comes from a cricketing family as the son-in-law of former West Indian cricketer and cricket coach Phil Simmons. The right-hander debuted his national team in a one-day international against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 2006. Simmons made his T20 debut against England in 2007 and his Test debut in 2009.
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He was a member of the five-time IPL champion Mumbai Indians and played a crucial role in their 2015 tournament victory. During the tournament, he scored 540 runs at an average of 45. In his 16-year career, Simmons played only eight Tests, 68 ODIs, and 68 T20Is. Simmons scored 278 runs in eight Tests, 1958 runs in 68 ODIs, including two centuries and 16 half-centuries, and 1527 runs in 68 T20Is, including nine half-centuries.
Lendl Simmons captained the team in the 2016 T20 World Cup semi-final defeat to hosts India. India set the Caribbean team a target of 193 runs. India was expected to win easily, but Lendl Simmons demolished their hopes with an unbeaten 82 off 51 balls.