Web Desk( May 31, 2018): The match is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI against the West Indies in place of England’s Eoin Morgan, who withdrew due to a fractured finger.
Boom Boom @SAfridiOfficial is back at @HomeOfCricket today as captain of the World XI for #CricketRelief, the same ground where he famously sealed Pakistan the #WT20 title in 2009! 💥💥 pic.twitter.com/2Q3CTIL66x
— ICC (@ICC) 31 May 2018
The World XI squad includes one player each from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and two players each from New Zealand and Pakistan.
The other cricketer who will be representing Pakistan in the World XI today is Shoaib Malik.
The Windies played under the captaincy of Carlos Brathwaite.
Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell are among the other leading players in the squad.
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
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
The match will begin at 10 pm Pakistan Standard Time.