The World T20 Champions will take on ICC World XI tomorrow for only T20I match to raise funds for a good cause. The funds raised from this encounter will be used to redevelop stadia in the Caribbean which were damaged due to the hurricanes last year. The World XI squad is embraced with some of the finest cricketers and the clash is expected to be a nail biting finish.
West Indies team have some of the aggressive cricketers in their batting line-up and the team will be led by Carlos Brathwaite.
The ICC World XI has gone through a lot of changes in the past few days as a some of the players pulled out due to some personal reason or so. The major change is the skipper Morgan is out due to injury in his right ring finger while playing a match in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Somerset on Sunday.
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— ICC (@ICC) May 29, 2018
The left-hand batsman is expected to be fit for England’s one-off ODI against Scotland on June 10. That will be followed by a five-match ODI series against Australia.
Now former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI against West Indies in the one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31.
“It’s a great honour to be leading the ICC World XI side, that too for such a good cause. I’m sure all the players from either side are looking forward to the match with great enthusiasm and people will get to see some high-quality cricket on Thursday.”
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 29, 2018
The hard-hitting all-rounder had last played for Pakistan in WT20 in 2016.
Apart from Afridi, Shoaib Malik will also be a part of the ICC World XI.
Earlier, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and India’s Hardik Pandya also withdrew from the encounter.
Two other England players, Sam Curran and Tymal have also been added to the squad.
World XI Squad:
|ICC World XI|
|Dinesh Karthik||Rashid Khan|
|Mitchell McClenaghan||Adil Rashid|
|Thisara Perera||Sandeep Lamichhane|
|Luke Ronchi||Sam Billings|
|Shoaib Malik||Sam Curran|
|Tamim Iqbal||Tymal Mills|
|Shahid Afridi (C)|
West Indies Squad:
|Samuel Badree||Keemo Paul|
|Rayad Emrit||Rovman Powell|
|Andre Fletcher||Denesh Ramdin|
|Chris Gayle||Andre Russell|
|Evin Lewis||Marlon Samuels|
|Ashley Nurse||Kesrick Williams|
|Carlos Brathwaite (C)|
The Match will take place at Lords, London at 05:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL/10:30 IST