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World XI opt to field against Pakistan in first match

World XI opt to field against Pakistan in first match

World XI won the toss and opted to bowl against Pakistan in the first match of three-match Twenty20 (T20) series, titled Independence Cup, in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Tuesday.

After eight years of isolation, Pakistan cricket team is to face star-studded World XI team featuring international players before home crowd.

A 13-member World XI squad led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, featuring five players from South Africa, three from Australia, two cricketers from West Indies and one each from New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be part of the world squad.

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:

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

Fixtures

1st T20I, September 12, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore at 7:00PM

2nd T20I, September 13, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore at 7:00PM

3rd T20I, September 15, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore at 7:00PM

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