Earlier this year, ICC announced that they would be sending World XI to Pakistan in 2017. Today that moment is nearing as the World XI prepares to head to Pakistan next month.
Up till now, PCB and ICC had not released the list of players heading to Lahore. But today, in a press conference, Najam Sethi, the chair person of Pakistan Super League finally revealed the 11 international cricket players heading to Pakistan next month.
Confirmed World XI Team Players heading to Pakistan
The World XI team consists of many top cricketers from 7 different countries. The team includes 5 players from South Africa, 2 from West Indies, 3 from Australia and 1 player each from Siri Lanka, Bangladesh, and England. The team will be captained by Faf Du Plessis from South Africa.
Here is the complete list of World XI players heading to Pakistan.
- Faf Du Plessis (C) – South Africa
- Hashim Amla – South Africa
- Samuel Badree – West Indies
- George Bailey – Australia
- Paul Collingwood – England
- Ben Cutting – Australia
- Grant Elliott – New Zealand
- Tamim Iqbal – Bangladesh
- David Miller – South Africa
- Morne Morkel – South Africa
- Tim Paine – Australia
- Thisara Perera – Siri Lanka
- Imran Tahir – South Africa
- Darren Sammy – West Indies
Pakistan Team to play against World XI
As far as our international cricket team goes, the team roster has not been revealed. However, from the Press conference today, we have found out that Shahid Afridi will not be a part of this event.
World XI vs. Pakistan Ticket Prices, Venue details, and Timing
The 3 cricket matches will be played in Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium on the 12, 13 and 15th of September. The ticketing prices for the cricket matches have not yet been revealed.