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Simmons is Back

Lendl Simmons is set to replace injured batsman Andre Fletcher as the West Indies prepare for in-form hosts, India, in the semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20. Fletcher injured his hamstring during the West Indies’ shock loss to Afghanistan on Sunday. The Trinidadian had been initially selected to the squad but eventually withdrew citing an injured back.lendl-simmonsHowever, it is believed he has recovered enough to play if needed. The 31-year-old opening batsman was already scheduled to fly to India for the Indian Premier League (IPL) which bowls off on April 9 and ends May 29. He departed Trinidad on Sunday. Simmons has played 34 T20 Internationals and has scored 761 runs at an average of 25.36. His top score in T20 Internationals is 77. He has taken six wickets at an economy rate of 9.16. This may see an even stronger team coming up against India in the semi-final as Chris Gayle and St. Lucia’s Johnson Charles set to open, while the classy hitter is expected to come in at number three. 

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