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ICC World XI team arrives in Lahore

F.P. Report

LAHORE: The World XI cricket team arrived in a tight security at the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore early Monday morning.

The World XI team was arrived to Pakistan to play match awaited three match series against Pakistan in Lahore.

The World XI team was led Faf du Plesses and Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi at the airport.

Andy Flower, coach of World XI said on the occasion that they had received warm welcome and he thanked for it and adding that we are here to put a great show and looking forward to a good series against Pakistan.

The World XI is scheduled to play three T20 matches of the Independence Cup in Lahore on September 12, 13, and 15, in a historic series which sees international cricket return to the country after a drought of eight years, barring a brief tour by Zimbabwe in 2015.

Just five members of the current  Pakistan squad have done that before, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan and Ahmed Shehzad.

The World XI players area Faf du Plessis’ countrymen Hashim Amla and David Miller, Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal, New Zealand’s Grant Elliott, England’s Paul Collingwood and Australia’s George Bailey in a strong batting line-up while in the bowling attack comprises South Africa’s Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir, with Australian Ben Cutting and West Indies’ Samuel Badree and Darren Sammy.

The ICC has accorded international status on the matches. Although teams’ rankings will not be affected, the series will provide an opportunity to the players to boost their individual rankings.

 

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