Simmons is Bravo's replacement, Pollard to lead West Indies

Simmons is Bravo's replacement, Pollard to lead West Indies

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 here.

The 28-year-old batsman, who can also keep wicket and bowl medium-pace, is a replacement for captain Dwayne Bravo.

The Selection Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) called up Simmons following a one-match suspension handed down to Bravo 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.

The West Indies lead the points table in the tri-nation 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.

West Indies Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith.

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