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Lendl Simmons to replace injured Fletcher in West Indies squad

March 29, 2016 16:46 IST

Image: West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images.

Lendl Simmons will replace injured Andre Fletcher in the West Indies squad ahead of their semi-final against hosts India in Mumbai 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 in Mumbai.

Simmons, a right-handed batsman, also plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

IMAGE: West Indies opener Andre Fletcher struck unbeaten 84 off 64 balls. Photograph: Twitter.

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.

But he had suffered a hamstring injury during West Indies clash against Afghanistan last Sunday.

Simmons was earlier included in the squad announced by Windies but had later pulled out owing to injury.

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