(West Indies Cricketer)
The nephew of former West Indian all-rounder Phil Simmons, Lendl Simmons is best remembered for his 51-ball-82 to knock India out of the 2016 World Twenty 20. A brutal hitter of a cricket ball and a consistent performer for Trinidad and Tobago, Simmons represented the West Indies in two U-19 World Cups- 2002 and 2004.
Smith first came into the reckoning when he scored a blazing 282 against the visiting English Lions in 2009 earning a call-up to the senior side for the 5-match series against the senior England side but failed to replicate his performance.
Interestingly, he remains more prolific performer in the shortest format of the game. In 2014, he was named as the replacement for injured Jalaj Saxena and scored a staggering 490 runs for the Mumbai Indians to nail down his spot in the side.
|Profession:||West Indies Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Weight (approx.):||72 kg|
|Date of Birth:||January 25, 1985|
|Age (as on 2018):||33|
|Birth Place:||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Aquarius|
|Test:||March 06, 2009, vs England in Trinidad|
|ODI:||December 05, 2006, vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi|
|T201:||June 29, 2007, vs England at London|
|Jersey Number:||#54 (Windies), #54 (IPL, County Cricket)|
|Domestic/State Team:||West Indies, Guyana Amazon Warriors|
|Nature on the field:||Calm|
|Likes to Play against|
|Favourite stroke||lofted shots|
|Career Turning Point|
- His 282 against England A side in 2009 led to him earning the West Indies cap against the senior English side.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Stuart Williams and Chris Gayle|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Courtney Walsh|
|Favourite Football Team:||N/A|
|Favourite sports personalities:||N/A|
|Favourite TV Shows:||NA|
|Smoking/Alcohol:||Not Known/ Yes|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Awards and recognitions|
- Simmons scored a matchwinning 51-ball 82 to shock India in the semifinals of the 2016 World T20.
- Simmons made his IPL debut in 2014 coming in as a replacement for Jalaj Saxena and scored a staggering 490 runs, including his first T20 hundred.
- Simmons, with 446 runs, was the leadimg run-scorer in the 2014 Caribbean Premier League.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Lendl Simmons is the nephew of the former West Indian all-rounder Phil Simmons.
- Simmons represented the West Indies in two U-19 World Cups i.e 2002 and 2004.
- During the 2014 CPL, the US customs officials checked and drilled his bat in suspicion of illegal drug trafficking.
- Simmons was accused by his former girlfriend of posting her intimate pictures on the internet.
- After winning the Player of the tournament award in the 2014 CPL, Simmons ended up buying a land in St Kitts for about 4 million dollars.