Pandya, Karthik confirmed for ICC World XI
May 3 (CRICKETNMORE) - India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik join an ICC World XI for the high-profile Twenty20 International against the Windies at Lord’s on 31 May, being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean damaged by hurricanes last year.
The squad is led by England’s limited overs captain Eoin Morgan with Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik (both Pakistan), Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal (both Bangladesh), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka) and Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) the other confirmed names in the list of nine so far. The remaining players will be announced in the coming days.
Mr Giles Clarke, who is supporting the event, welcomed the addition of the two India players, who are currently playing in the Indian Premier League. Pandya is turning out for Mumbai Indians while Karthik is leading Kolkata Knight Riders in the Twenty20 tournament.
The Windies, reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions, are being led by Carlos Brathwaite. Star big-hitting opener Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell are among the other leading cricketers in the squad.
ICC Media Release