Charity match: ICC World XI to face West Indies at Lord’s today


LONDON: International Cricket Council (ICC) World XI will face West Indies on Thursday at Lord’s for a good cause.

The match is being played to raise funds to rebuild and restore five cricket facilities in the Carribean that were damaged due to Hurrican Irma and Maria in 2017.

The World XI squad includes one player each from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, and two players each from Pakistan and New Zealand.

Shoaib Malik is the second player from Pakistan, who is the part of World XI.

Former Pakistan One Day International (ODI) and T20 captain Shahid Afridi will lead World XI against West Indies at Lord’s after Eion Morgan pulled out.

The hard-hitting batsman tweeted: “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.”


West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick Williams

ICC World XI: Shahid Afridi (captain), Sam Billings (wicketkeeper), Sam Curran, Tamim Iqbal, Tymal Mills, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Rashid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Adil Rashid

The match will begin at 10pm Pakistan Standard Time.