Lendl Simmons injured
Lendl Simmons injured

West Indies have suffered another big blow as their opener Lendl Simmons is out of the T20 World Cup to be held in India from March 8th due to a back injury. West Indies are without their main spinner Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard. Simmons is the fourth to be ruled out of the World T20 tournament. Darren Bravo also withdrew from the tournament due to focusing on test cricket.

Pollard has not recovered from knee injury that he suffered last November while Sunil Narine has not made progress in the rehabilitation process. Sunil Narine was banned from bowling last November. He withdrew from the World Cup in 2015 played in Australia and New Zealand. This comes as a big for the West Indies team who are a good T20 side. Simmons has been part of the team in the 2009, 2012 and 2014 T20 editions. West Indies won the T20 World Cup in 2012 but since then, they have struggled in the shorter format.

Simmons is an important part of the West Indies team as he can give the team a good start which the others can capitalize on. He is an aggressive batsman who can put pressure on the opposition. He made his T20 debut in 2007. Since then he has played 34 T20I and scored 761 runs with an average of 25.37 with the best score of 77. Lendl Simmons played his last T20 match in January 2015.

Since then Simmons has played T20 tournament all over the world. His presence would have given the West Indies a big support. Simmons’ ability to put pressure with his aggressive hitting will be missed by the team.

West Indies might also lose the service of Andre Russell which would be another big blow ahead of the World T20 as he failed to appear in a drug test.

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