Lendl Simmons

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Lendl Simmons
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Personal information
Full name Lendl Mark Platter Simmons
Born (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 30)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium-fast
Relations PV Simmons (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 273) 6 March 2009 v England
Last Test 25 October 2011 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 132) 7 December 2006 v Pakistan
Last ODI 21 February 2015 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001– Trinidad and Tobago
2012– Chittagong Kings
2013– Guyana Amazon Warriors
2014– Mumbai Indians
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 8 48 88 110
Runs scored 278 1,385 4,848 2,995
Batting average 17.37 30.47 33.43 29.95
100s/50s 0/0 1/12 10/22 4/19
Top score 49 102 282 122
Balls bowled 192 90 1,032 324
Wickets 1 1 17 4
Bowling average 147.00 82.00 32.64 76.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/60 1/3 3/6 1/3
Catches/stumpings 5/– 21/– 92/4 54/2
Source: cricinfo, 24 July 2013

Lendl Mark Platter Simmons (born 25 January 1985), or commonly as Lendl Simmons, is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman, an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler and a part-time wicket-keeper. His uncle is former West Indian Test cricketer Phil Simmons, was a former coach of West Indian team until mid 2015.

Early career[edit]

A prominent junior cricketer, he played in both the 2002 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand and the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh for the West Indies U-19s. Two years later he made his ODI debut against Pakistan at Faisalabad on 7 December 2006.

Simmons is capable of large scores; with three first class double-centuries to his name, but at the same time he has been prone to inconsistency. His career best of 282, in a first-class match for West Indies A against a touring England XI in January 2009, heralded his Test debut in the final Test of that tour. Simmons scored 24 and 8 as the West Indies secured a series-clinching draw at the Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad.[1] Simmons was retained for the following West Indian tour of England, but has played no further Tests.

Indian Premier League[edit]

In April 2014 it was announced that Simmons had been signed by Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians, replacing Jalaj Saxena. This had the aim of improving the team's fortunes, after they had gone without a win in any of their 4 matches prior to his signing. On 22 May 2014, Simmons scored his maiden IPL century helping his team post a 7 wickets win over Kings XI Punjab.[2]

In August 2014, Simmons was travelling in the USA between games for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League when his bat attracted the attention of US customs officials, who apparently believed that it was being used to smuggle illegal drugs. As a consequence, they drilled several holes into the bat.[3]

Simmons was selected for Mumbai Indians for play 2014 IPL and 2015 IPL seasons. He opened the batting with Indian Parthiv Patel during the 2015 season due to injury of Aaron Finch, where they became the most dangerous opening pair of the IPL 8 with an average over 50. Simmons played a major role in the team guided to the IPL 8 win by Mumbai Indians. It was their second title in IPL.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Simmons made his Test debut against England on 6 March 2006 and ODI debut against Pakistan in 7 December 2006. Hs has score two ODI centuries. Though he is very good at in ODI and T20I arena, Simmons has failed in Test cricket, where his highest score is 49 runs against Pakistan. He scored his maiden century in ODIs by scoring 122 against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. His second century came in 2015 Cricket World Cup against Ireland in Nelson, New Zealand. In fact, Ireland upset the West Indies by winning that match by 4 wickets.

International Centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

One Day International Centuries of Lendl Simmons
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 122 30  Bangladesh Bangladesh Mirpur, Dhaka Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium 2011 Won
2 102 62  Ireland New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand Saxton Oval 2015 Lost

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Pakistan Providence Stadium, Providence 5 May 2011 77* (73 balls, 7x4, 3x6)  West Indies won by 10 wickets.[6]
2 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka 13 October 2011 122 (124 balls, 8x4, 2x6) ; 1 ct.  West Indies won by 39 runs.[7]
3 Pakistan Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet 19 September 2013 75 (86 balls, 7x4, 2x6) Match tied.[8]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Player of the Series Awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Zimbabwe in West Indies 2012/13 104 runs with 1 fifty, avg. 104.00, SR 118.18  West Indies won the series 2-0.[9]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Zimbabwe in West Indies 2012/13 1 ct. ; 63* (49 balls, 1x4, 6x6)  West Indies won by 8 wickets.[10]