World XI vs West Indies 2018 – Multan Sultans skipper and the man who has been the part of the two times ICC event champions for Pakistan, Shoaib Malik has just confirmed his presence in the ICC World XI squad for a T20I to be played against Windies on 31st May at Lord’s. This match is being organized to lift up the funds for the Carribean Stadiums damaged severely following Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Prior, Afridi, Perera, and Morgan have also confirmed their participation in World XI vs West Indies 2018 match for the historic cause. While Shahid Afridi will miss this match because of injury issues. England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan will lead the World XI side. While Carlos Brathwaite who remembered the name in the history of Windies cricket has got the authority to skipper Windies. The venue chosen for this match is something more memorable for the two players out of present ten players included in World XI squad. Malik with Afridi together put together an unmatched show making Pakistan the T20I champions in 2009 against Sri Lanka at Lords. In the very next year, at the same venue, England lift the title beating Australia of which Eoin Morgan was an integral part of the English team. Thisara Perera, on the other hand, was the part of Srilankan team that lifted the title in 2014 at Dhaka.
Shoaib Malik whose career is glittering with some great participation in the world of cricket showed some noble fortunes and feelings towards the selection of World XI team.
“It’s the matter of great pride and honor to be selected in an ICC World XI and wonderful opportunity to play along with and against the biggest names in the cricket fertility.”
Moreover, he said, ”Despite as the chance of figuring in World XI vs Windies 2018, I also see it as an opportunity to contribute to a meaningful excuse. We have all heard of the massive damage caused by the two worst hurricanes in the Carribean and I’m glad to see most of the big names are interested in raising the funds for the revival of those stadiums.
Considering the importance and memories at the Lords cricket stadium, Multan Sultans captain said:
“That the match is being played at Lord’s makes the event even bigger for me. Lord’s is one of the most cheered stadiums in the world without a doubt, but I also have some delightful memories over there. One that really makes me feel proud is the one the chase along with Shahid Afridi when we beat Sri Lanka in 2009 final.”
World XI vs West Indies Squad 2018:
|Windies Players List||World XI Players List|
|Carlos Brathwaite (C)||Eoin Morgan (C)|
|Rayad Emrit||Luke Ronchi|
|Andre Fletcher||Shoaib Malik|
|Chris Gayle||Thisara Perera|
|Evin Lewis||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Keemo Paul||Rashid Khan|
|Rovman Powell||Tamim Iqbal|
|Denesh Ramdin||Hardik Pandya|
|Andre Russel||Dinesh Kartikh|
|Samuel Badree||Mitchell McClenaghan|
|Marlon Samuels||Sandeep Lamichhane|
|Kesrick Williams||Not announced yet|
The alternative for Shahid Afridi will be announced soon.
|Match Date||Match Details||Match Timing|
|May 31, Thursday||world XI vs West Indies 2018, Only T20I, Lord’s London||05:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM Local|