ICC World XI vs West Indies Fantasy Cricket
Sometimes, what happens as a result of a cricket match is more important than the match itself.
When ICC World XI face off against the Windies at Lord’s, it will be one such occasion. Much as the 40 overs of cricket out in the middle will be in focus, it’s the money earned from the match, which will go towards the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, that will be the bigger picture.
Cricketers have come together for good causes often in the past, as recently as when a World XI side went across to Lahore to play three Twenty20 Internationals in September in a bid to help top-drawer cricket return to Pakistan.
Keeping that in mind, it’s quite poignant that Shahid Afridi, a Pakistani legend, will lead the World XI side at Lord’s for the one-off T20I on Thursday, 31 May. Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs leader, was originally supposed to captain the side, but a broken finger sustained during a One-Day Cup match on 27 May has put him out of action, leading to Afridi being promoted.
When: May 31, 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Lord’s, London
Venue T20 Stats
|Matches won batting first||5|
|Matches won bowling first||3|
|Average 1st Inns scores||150|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||136|
|Highest total recorded||175/5 (20 Ov) by Pak vs NED|
|Lowest total recorded||93/10 (17.3 Ov) by NED vs Pak|
|Highest score chased||163/6 (20 Ov) by NED vs Eng|
|Lowest score defended||128/7 (20 Ov) by RSA vs NZ|
ICC World XI :
Shahid Afridi will lead world XI
Shakib opted out because of personal reasons and was replaced by the exciting teenaged Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane
Pandya has also opted out since then, to be replaced by countrymate Mohammed Shami, who has also been swapped with Tymal Mills
while Sam Billings has filled in for Morgan
English cricketers Adil Rashid and Sam Curran have also been added to make the squad 13-men strong.
Carlos Brathwaite will lead the team
Andre Russel came in squad after 2 years banned.
ICC World XI: Shahid Afridi (c), Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tamim Iqbal, Tymal Mills, Dinesh Karthik, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, Luke Ronchi, Adil Rashid.
West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick Williams.
ICC World XI
Sam Billings, Tamim Iqbal, Luke Ronchi, Shoaib Malik, Dinesh Karthik, Shahid Afridi (c), Thisara Parera, Sam curran, Tymal Mills, Rashid Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Keemo Paul/Ashley Nurse, Rayad Emrit, Samuel Badree, Kesrick Williams.
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