Simmons likely to replace Fletcher
Reports from India indicate that West Indies are expected to announce the recall of Lendl Simmons for their ICC World Twenty20 2016 squad ahead of this Thursday’s semi-final against hosts India.
Sources reportedly in the West Indies camp and close to Simmons have confirmed that the 31-year-old, who was initially replaced in the squad by Johnson Charles due to a back injury, will come in as either cover or a direct replacement (subject to ICC rules) for Andre Fletcher. Fletcher suffered a right hamstring injury while batting during the match against Afghanistan, which Afghanistan won by six runs.
The Trinidad and Tobago batsman will bring local knowledge of the Wankhede Stadium being a Mumbai Indians player in the India Premier League. Simmons played a key part in their 2015 Indian Premier League victory as their leading run scorer, with a tournament aggregate of 540 runs at an average of 45, which included six half centuries in 13 innings.