World T20: Lendl Simmons replaces injured Andre Fletcher in West Indies squad ahead of India semi-final
Mumbai: Lendl Simmons will replace injured Andre Fletcher in the West Indies squad ahead of their semi-final against hosts India at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.
"Simmons will join the squad and Andre Fletcher has gone back home," West Indies team's media manager told PTI on the sidelines of a practice session at the Brabourne stadium here.
Simmons, a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler, also plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
West Indies team management have sought Simmons as a replacement for Fletcher after the latter was ruled out of the tournament with a hamstring injury sustained during their clash against Afghanistan last Sunday.
Fletcher, had scored an unbeaten 84 in the side's win against Sri Lanka during the Super 10 stage of the World T20 championship in Bengaluru and was adjudged player of the match.
Over the course of three months, the West Indies will play four Tests and three ODIs but the main emphasis is on the 15 T20s which form part of their preparation ahead of the World Cup which is scheduled to take place in India in October/November.
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