Shahid Afridi to captain ICC World XI against Windies

Web Desk: Former captain and star all rounder Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI side against WIndies in the one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31 after England’s skipper Eoin Morgan pulled out of the contest due to fractured finger.

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Sam Billings will replace England’s skipper Eoin Morgan. Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran and English fast bowler Tymal Mills have also been added to the World XI squad.

Earlier, All-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi had confirmed to feature in ICC World XI’s charity match against West Indies.

Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera were among the first set of players to confirm their participation for the ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies last month.

The T20I to help affectees of hurricanes Irma and Maria will be played between the ICC World XI and the West Indies at the Lord’s on May 31.

ICC World XI squad:

Shahid Afridi (C), Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tymal Mills.

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