LONDON: Skipper Shahid Afridi to lead the ICC World XI squad for the 31 May Twenty20 International against the Windies at Lord’s due to a Eoin Morgin fractured finger.
Morgan, England’s limited-overs skipper, had been set to captain the side. He will be replaced as captain by former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi , while Morgan’s compatriot Sam Billings will take his place in the squad. Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran and England fast bowler Tymal Mills have also been added to the World XI squad.
Afridi, a leg-spinning all-rounder, represented his country in over 500 international matches and famously broke the record for the fastest ODI century in his maiden international innings as a 16-year-old.
All the proceeds from this match will be used to redevelop stadia in the Caribbean, which were damaged due to hurricanes last year.