Soon after the announcement of the Asia XI squad for the T20I series, the World XI squad has also been announced. Barring Pakistan, Asia XI squad comprises players from all the major cricket playing nations, while the World XI squad contains athletes from all the remaining countries.
Veterans like Faf Du Plessis, Chris Gayle, and Ross Taylor will be taking the field in Dhaka to face the Asia XI team next month. Apart from these stars from South Africa, West Indies, and New Zealand, in total, four from West Indies, one from Australia, three from England, two from New Zealand, and two from South Africa will participate.
From the Islands of the Caribbean, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, and Sheldon Cottrell would take part. Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, and Jonny Bairstow are the only England cricketers to feature in the squad while Lungi Ngidi and Faf Du Plessis would turn up from South Africa.
New Zealand will send Ross Taylor and left-arm fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan while Andrew Tye is the sole participant from Australia. Faf Du Plessis would lead the World XI against the Asia XI while former Australian cricketer Tom Moody would serve as their coach.
The two matches are scheduled to be taking place on the 18th and 21st of March at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. The squad for the Asia XI was announced shortly before with the likes of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Lasith Malinga, and Mushfiqur Rahim among the many getting the nod for the same.
World XI squad:
Alex Hales, Chris Gayle, Faf Du Plessis(c), Nicholas Pooran, Ross Taylor, Jonny Bairstow, Kieron Pollard, Adil Rashid, Sheldon Cottrell, Lungi Ngidi, Andrew Tye, Mitchell McClenaghan