A player of remarkable talent and power, Lendl Simmons has all the ingredients the modern game needs. Very few players can play all the shots in the book, but he can. The nephew of the former West Indies allrounder Phil Simmons, Lendl was handed his international debut in late 2006, during an ODI series in Pakistan, and scored 70 in his second match. However, he largely struggled for consistency in the early part of his international career.
Still, his talent wouldn't allow him to fall off the radar. Three years later he was back in the West Indies team, this time making his Test debut. On the path back, he mustered up 282 runs in a first-class game for West Indies 'A' against the touring England XI. But his struggles at the highest level of the game continued. Instead, the shorter formats of the game is where he found his success.
He would go on to play 68 One Day Internationals for the Windies, gaining a healthy average of close to 32 runs every time he batted. His ODI highlights include 792 runs which were scored in 2011, at 49.50 per innings, including a maiden century and eight fifties. On the domestic front, he became a familiar face with the T&T team, wracking up 94 First Class matches and 136 One Day games.
He would go on to win a World T20 title in 2016, playing a late, but crucial role in West Indies' victory.