Lendl Simmons retires from International Cricket

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Lendl Simmons retires from International Cricket

Veteran West Indies opener Lendl Simmons announced his retirement from international cricket.

Simmons made the announcement on Monday July 18 the same day his former teammate Denesh Ramdin decided to also move on from the West Indies.

According to CricBuzz, Simmons first made his debut for the West Indies way back in December 2006 in an ODI against Pakistan.

Simmons was a part of West Indies’ victorious T20 WC campaigns in 2012 and 2016. In the semifinal in 2016, he hit a masterful 82 to help West Indies topple hosts India.

As the highest rungetter in the CPL, Simmons was handed an opportunity to represent West Indies again in their title defence in 2021 but his last outing turned out to be not so memorable as he made only 16 off 35 balls in his side’s loss to South Africa.

Overall, in 144 games across formats, Simmons ended up scoring 3763 runs in international cricket.