Mohammed Shami will replace Hardik Pandya in the ICC World XI squad set to take on Windies in the one-off T20I, it was confirmed on Monday (May 28). Shami’s most recent T20I appearance came last year against Windies. Pandya has picked up a viral illness while it has been decided to include Adil Rashid in the squad as well.
Dinesh Karthik is the other Indian to be part of the squad while Rashid will join England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan. The side includes veterans Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell McClenaghan and young guns Rashid Khan and Sandeep Lamichhane.
The match will be played on May 31 at Lord’s and all funds raised will be used to reconstruct the stadiums in the Caribbean damaged by hurricane Irma last year.
Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Dinesh Karthik, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, Luke Ronchi, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami.