Shahid Afridi to miss World XI match against West Indies

04:09 PM | 18 May, 2018
Shahid Afridi to miss World XI match against West Indies
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LAHORE - Pakistan's former captain Shahid Afridi is likely to miss the charity match between ICC World XI and the West Indies.

The fixture will be played on May 31 at Lord's. The 38-year-old took to Twitter and requested fans for prayers as the Bom Bom is yet to recover fully from a knee injury.

"Went to see my doctor in Dubai, I will need another 3-4 week. Hoping to regain full fitness after that," flamboyant cricketer said on microblogging website on Thursday.

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 match is being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean that were badly damaged following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.

Earlier Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan had pulled out of the contest citing personal reasons.

The ICC has added Nepal's young spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane to the World XI squad.

England's Eoin Morgan will lead the squad that has some star-studded names from across the world.

World XI squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal, Sandeep Lamichhane.