Shahid Afridi replaces Eoin Morgan as ICC World XI captain against WI
Morgan's national teammate Sam Billings will replace him in the squad.
The fixture will be played on May 31 at Lord’s. The match is being organized 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.
Honoured to be back at @HomeOfCricket again as part of @ICCWorldXI. Will be a great game against @westindies on May31 to raise funds for restoration of hurricane damaged grounds in Caribbean. Come and support#CricketRelief : : https://t.co/8NGMf6ZqpK— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 26, 2018
Earlier, allrounder Shahid Afridi confirmed that he would be playing a T20 international for ICC World XI against the West Indies. Afridi confirmed it via Twitter saying, “I feel strongly to support this as a cricketer & Muslim.”
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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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