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Lendl Simmons ruled out of ICC World T20 with back injury

Lendl Simmons ruled out of ICC World T20 with back injury
Lendl Simmons has scored 761 runs for West Indies from 34 T20Is.
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West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons is set to miss the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 after suffering a back injury which has ruled him out of the tournament.

Simmons will now stay back in Trinidad to undergo rehabilitation and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) stated in a media release that a replacement will be named in a short while.

“Lendl Simmons has been ruled out of the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament due to a back injury,” said the WICB release.

“The 31-year-old right-handed top-order batsman will remain in Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation.
“A replacement player will be named in the coming days.”

In his T20 career, Simmons has played 165 games and has amassed 4584 runs at an average of 31.18 including 35 fifties and a century.

West Indies will play warm-up games against India and Australia on 10th and 13th March respectively in Kolkata after arriving in India on 7th March to take part in the 2016 ICC World T20.

West Indies squad for ICC World T20*:

Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.

*Replacement for Lendl Simmons yet to be named.

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