LONDON (Web Desk) Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI as England’s Eoin Morgan withdrew from the match due to a fractured finger against the West Indies at Lord’s.Morgan was set to captain the World XI in a game against the West Indies at Lord’s.Afridi took to Twitter to show his enthusiasm about leading the World XI team.Previously, a few media reports had raised suspicions over Afridi’s participation in the match due to his injury.However, he confirmed his.
Presence via Twitter later in the day saying, “I feel strongly to support this as a cricketer & Muslim.”The Pakistani cricketing star said that he is following cent per cent the rehabilitation plan given to him by his doctor.My Allah recommends to help people in need with all the power I have,” Afridi said further in his tweet.Earlier, India fast bowler Mohammed Shami replaced India all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the ICC World XI squad.Morgan sidelined for seven to 10 days.
England’s ODI captain Morgan will be sidelined for seven to 10 days, meaning he should be fit to play in England’s one-day international against Scotland at Edinburgh on June 10.The Scotland clash is followed by five ODIs against Australia next month.It’s not a huge concern, it´s one that hopefully we can manage past about a week when the swelling goes down,” Morgan said.It’s not fractured into the joint, which is a really good result. I´ll be fine for the one-dayers.
Afridi confirms playing for ICC World XI against West Indies,I will hopefully be back for one more Middlesex game, potentially two. We will wait and see.Andy Flower, the England and Wales Cricket Board’s stand-in director, said on the ICC’s official website: “It is not a bad crack but it is bad enough to keep him out of tomorrow´s Middlesex game and the World XI game.”
ICC World XI vs West Indies
The World XI squad includes one player each from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and two players each from New Zealand and Pakistan.Apart from Afridi, Shoaib Malik would also be a part of the ICC World XI.The Windies, the reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions, will be led by Carlos Brathwaite.Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell are among the other leading players in the squad.All the proceeds from this match will be used to.
Redevelop the stadiums in the Caribbean, which were damaged due to hurricanes last year.The venues that will benefit include the Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla, the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua, Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica, the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in the British Virgin Islands and the Carib Lumber Ball Park in St Maarten.The ICC World XI and the West Indies match will take place at the Lord’s on May 31.