ICC World XI vs West Indies Fantasy Cricket Preview

 

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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

 

Total matches 8
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

 

Team News

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.

 

West Indies

Carlos Brathwaite  will lead the team

Andre Russel came in squad after 2 years banned.

 

SQUAD

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.

 

PROBABLE11

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.

West Indies

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.

 

KEY PLAYERS

Sam Billings

Rashid Khan

Luke Ronchi

Evin Lewis

Chris Gayle

Andre Russell

 

Player to watch  

Sandeep Lamichhane

 

 

 

 

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