International cricket is all set to return to Pakistan with the three-match T20I series against World XI. International Cricket Council (ICC) in a bid to revive international cricket in Pakistan has facilitated the Pakistan vs World XI series.
 Independence Cup, Pakistan vs World XI

International cricket is all set to return to Pakistan with the three-match T20I series against World XI. International Cricket Council (ICC) in a bid to revive international cricket in Pakistan has facilitated the Pakistan vs World XI series.


The World XI team, coached by Andy Flower, will assemble and train in Dubai ahead of the three-match series. Faf du Plessis has been named as the captain of the World XI team.


The World XI squad features five players from South Africa, three from Australia, two from West Indies and one each from Bangladesh, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.


Former England T20I captain Paul Collingwood and New Zealand’s Grant Elliott are the only retired players in the squad.


Pakistan will be led by Champions Trophy winner captain Sarfraz Ahmad. The hosts have named the full strength side for these games with Shoaib Malik as the most experienced player in their ranks.


Schedule:

Date                    Match
September 12     1st T20I
September 13     2nd T20I
September 15     3rd T20I


Match Timings And Venue:

All the three matches will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The matches will begin at 7:30 pm IST, preceded by the toss at 7:00 pm.


Live Streaming And Telecast:

DSport has acquired telecast rights for ICC World XI tour of Pakistan and will broadcast the matches in India. Live streaming will be available on cricketgateway.com for global viewers.


Here’s the list of broadcasters around the world:

Independence Cup, Pakistan vs World XI 


Full Squads:

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan, Sohail Khan.


World XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, Grant Elliott, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.



Source:India.com
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