Mumbai Indians' Lendl Simmons has been ruled out of IPL, following a lower back, and replaced with attacking New Zealander opener Martin Guptill.


Simmmons had sustained the injury during the recently-concluded World T20, but recovered in time to smash a brilliant, unbeaten 82 against India, taking the West Indies into the final.


Guptill, who had gone unsold during last February's draft, made a strong case for his inclusion in IPL through successful outings in the World T20  ``