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 32)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Batting Right-handed
Bowling 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 March 2015 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001– present Trinidad and Tobago
2012–2013 Chittagong Kings
2013–present Guyana Amazon Warriors
2014–present Mumbai Indians
2016–present Karachi Kings
2017–present Rajshahi Kings
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 8 68 94 136
Runs scored 278 1,958 5,110 3,720
Batting average 17.37 31.58 32.54 30.00
100s/50s 0/0 2/16 10/23 5/23
Top score 49 122 282 122
Balls bowled 192 156 1,092 474
Wickets 1 1 17 6
Bowling average 147.00 172.00 34.41 78.00
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 2/23
Catches/stumpings 5/– 28/– 97/4 64/2
Source: cricinfo, 25 December 2015

Lendl Mark Platter Simmons (born 25 January 1985) is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies. 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.

Early career

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

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]

Pakistan Super League

In late 2015 at the 2016 PSL Draft Lendl Simmons was bought and played in the first edition of the tournament for the Karachi Kings.

International career

Simmons made his Test debut against England on 6 March 2006 and ODI debut against Pakistan on 7 December 2006. Hs has score two ODI centuries. Though he is very good at ODI and T20I, 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.

In March 2017, he was named in the West Indies squad for the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Pakistan.[6]

International centuries

One Day International centuries

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

One-Day International cricket

Man of the Match awards

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.[7]
2 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka 13 October 2011 122 (124 balls, 8x4, 2x6) ; 1 ct.  West Indies won by 39 runs.[8]
3 Pakistan Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet 19 September 2013 75 (86 balls, 7x4, 2x6) Match tied.[9]

Twenty20 International cricket

Player of the Series awards

# 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.[10]

Man of the Match awards

# 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.[11]
2 2016 ICC World Twenty20 2016 82* V/s India (51 balls, 7x4, 5x6)  West Indies won by 7 wickets.[12]


  1. ^ "West Indies v England, 5th Test, 2008/9". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "IPL 7: Lendl Simmons joins Mumbai Indians, replaces Jalaj Saxena". 29 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lendl Simmons' bat drilled with holes by US customs officials". 9 August 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  4. ^ "Lendl Simmons - Mumbai Indians player - IPLT20.com". 
  5. ^ "IPL 2015: Rohit Sharma, Lendl Simmons power Mumbai Indians to 202/5 – Times of India". 
  6. ^ "Mohammed breaks into West Indies T20I squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "Pakistan in West Indies ODI Series, 2011 – 5th ODI". 
  8. ^ "West Indies in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011 – 1st ODI". 
  9. ^ "Pakistan in West Indies ODI Series, 2013 – 3rd ODI". 
  10. ^ "Zimbabwe in West Indies T20I Series Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Zimbabwe in West Indies T20I Series, 2013 – 1st T20I Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "World T20, 2nd Semi-Final: India v West Indies at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016 Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
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