Simmons eager for Windies recall

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - Red Force opener Lendl Simmons, is eager to be included in the West Indies limited overs squad for the England tour.

Simmons who suffered a broken finger during the Regional four-day series, is fit again and has been in prolific form for his local club Ceramic Merryboys. 

“I feel great. It’s good to be fit and back to form once again. I was elated with my 127 against Wanderers recently because I want runs under my belt to make the One-Days and T20s in England,” he said. 

Simmons recently earned the “Caribbean T20 Player of the Year” and the “West Indies T20 Player of the Year” accolades at the 2011 West Indies Players Association (WIPA) awards ceremony. 

He was adamant about being recalled for the three English One-Day Internationals and lone T20 contest, all spanning June 16-24. 

Simmons continuing said, “I see no reason for me to be left out the English series. I’m making some big scores once again and I think I have done a lot to be selected. 

“I just want to keep playing to the best of my ability and move from strength to strength. 

As a cricketer, I want to do my best representing my club, country and the region.” 

Simmons added that he is looking to lead Merryboys to the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) National Premiership title. 

He said, that with Alcindo Holder in devastating all-round form and Javed Ramdhanie’s spin wreaking havoc for Merryboys, they are well-equipped to wrest the title from defending champions Queen’s Park.

This article was taken from The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday Newspaper.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 03:09