Simmons
Simmons

Lendl Simmons was at his destructive best against India as he went on to shatter a billion dreams. Simmons tore into the Indian bowling and his brutal knock of 82 took West Indies into the final of the ICC World T20. Simmons was at ease at his “home ground” and his knowledge about the Wankhede Stadium was crucial since he plays for the Mumbai Indians.

 

Post the game in his interaction with the media, Simmons added that the IPL had made him a better player. “Obviously, it has made me a better player. The amount of games you have in IPL, you’re constantly playing cricket and after playing IPL on pitches, you get a gist of different strokes and different situations of the game. And playing with guys like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni and seeing how they read the game, it helps me analyse when I’m in that situation,” Simmons said.

 

Simmons also stated that the men from the Caribbean back themselves to chase down any total. “At no point did I think it was under control, because you never know. But the bowling was suspect, I think. They had Nehra and Bumrah, those two fast bowlers, but not express pace. I think that every one of the players are match-winners in our team. We have a lot of batting power. We back ourselves to chase any total,” Simmons said.

 

“I had a clear mind about what I wanted to do. The game was early, we had a target to chase, so I already had a plan. Before the game, I was a bit nervous. I was under a bit of pressure from the guys, saying I came here for a job. But, it was good. We had a target to chase and we got there,” said Simmons about his match-winning knock.

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