West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons is likely to replace Andre Fletcher in the second semi-final of T20 World Cup 2016. The match is scheduled for Thursday and will be played between India and West Indies. Some sources have revealed that Simmons will either come as a back up option for Injured Fletcher or would replace him. Fletcher sustained a hamstring injury when he was batting during West Indies vs Afghanistan match. Fletcher’s injury is a cause of worry for the West Indies but they will be hoping that Lendl Simmons fills in his shoes perfectly. It is felt that Simmons is an ideal replacement.

The West Indies camp have confirmed that Simmons will be called in for Fletcher. However, it is uncertain if the player will come in as a replacement or cover for Fletcher. Lendl Simmons is a good opener, and could straightaway walk into the opening slot alongside the dangerous Chris Gayle to form an incredible pair in the upcoming match. The left and right-hand combination could be a huge threat to India. Lendl Simmons  will be a wonderful addition to the side given his experience and abundance of cricket played at the Wankhede Stadium with his IPL side, the Mumbai Indians.

Simmons had an extremely productive 2015 season in the Indian Premier League. He was by far the best batsman within the Mumbai Indians ranks, smashing 540 runs at a whopping average of 45. With the Wankhede wicket expected to remain the same as it always has in the past, the injury to Andre Fletcher, though unfortunate, seems to be a blessing in disguise of sorts.

 

 

West Indian cricketer Lendl Simmons might replace injured Andre Fletcher in the semi-final clash of the ICC World Twenty20 against India.