Mohammed Shami Replaces Hardik Pandya In World XI
By CricShots - May 28, 2018 8:14 pm
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The English wrist-spinner Adil Rashid has been added to the ICC World XI squad, while the Indian pacer Mohammed Shami will be replacing his compatriot Hardik Pandya for the 31 May Twenty20 International against the Windies at Lord’s. All the profits from this match will be used to redevelop the stadia in the Caribbean, which were damaged due to hurricanes last year.

Mohammed Shami

Rashid is the second English cricketer to be included in the star-studded line-up after Eoin Morgan was named as the captain. He has played 28 T20Is in which he has taken 23 wickets. He was also a member of the England side for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and helped his team to reach the semi-final.

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Shami has replaced all-rounder Hardik, who has pulled out due to a viral inflection and will join Dinesh Karthik as the second India cricketer in the team which also includes one player each from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and two players each from New Zealand and Pakistan.

Adil Rashid

Mohammed Shami has represented India in seven Twenty20 Internationals in which he has picked up eight wickets, while he also featured in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 when India finished as runners-up.

Meanwhile, rival skipper Eoin Morgan and Carlos Brathwaite, and opposite coaches Andy Flower and Stuart Law will hold their pre-match media conferences in the Film Theatre, Lord’s Museum, on Tuesday, 29 May.

ICC World XI –

Eoin Morgan (captain) (England), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Dinesh Karthik (India), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand), Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Luke Ronchi (New Zealand), Adil Rashid (England) and Mohammed Shami (India).