Simmons called up for Sri Lanka clash
WICB Media Release.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Lendl Simmons has been named in the West Indies squad for Sunday’s match against Sri Lanka in the CELKON Mobile Cup at Queen’s Park Oval.
The 28-year-old batsman, who can also keep wicket and bowl medium-pace, is a replacement for captain Dwayne Bravo.
The WICB Selection Panel called up Simmons after Bravo was suspended for one match after the West Indies were fined for a second minor over-rate offence within 12 months during Friday’s match against India. Kieron Pollard will be stand-in captain for Sunday’s match.
Simmons made his ODI debut back in 2006 and has so far played 42 matches. He has scored 1,152 runs at 30.31 per innings including a top score of 122 against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka two years ago.
West Indies lead the points table in the CELKON Mobile Cup tournament with nine points from three matches. They beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to earn a bonus point, and had a one-wicket win in a thriller over India. They lost on Friday against India. Sri Lanka have five points from two matches while India have five points from three matches.
Kieron Pollard (captain)
Team management unit
Ottis Gibson (Head Coach)
Richie Richardson (Team Manager)
Toby Radford (Assistant Coach)
C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist)
Hector Martinez Charles (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
Richard Berridge (Video & Statistical Analyst)
Philip Spooner (Media Manager)
Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)
Results and Schedule of matches
All matches start at 9:30 am
Friday, June 28: West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets – Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Sunday, June 30: West Indies beat India by 1 wicket – Sabina Park
Tuesday, July 2: Sri Lanka beat India by 161 runs at Sabina Park
Friday, July 5: India beat West Indies by 102 runs (DL Method) – Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Sunday, July 7: West Indies vs Sri Lanka – Queen’s Park Oval
Tuesday, July 9: Sri Lanka vs India – Queen’s Park Oval
Thursday, July 11: The Final: 1st vs 2nd – Queen’s Park Oval
WICB Media Release.