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Lendl Simmons will replace injured Andre Fletcher in the West Indies squad ahead of their semi-final against hosts India in Mumbai on Thursday. (West Indies Will Not Focus on Virat Kohli Alone: Chris Gayle)
“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 in Mumbai.
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.
Simmons, a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler, also plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
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.