Pakistan vs World XI: T20 Schedule, Fixtures and Squads

Paul Collingwood, Tamim Iqbal and David Miller to play for World XI in Independence Cup 2017

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Pakistan begin preparations at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, ahead of Independence Cup 2017

Players from seven different countries across the World will take on the Pakistani cricket ream in a three-match World XI vs Pakistan XI T20 series this week.

In what is being seen as possibly the beginning of international cricket resuming in the strife-torn nation, the World XI led by South African captain Faf du Plessis, landed in Lahore on Sunday. Soon after landing in Lahore, the World Eleven players and officials were taken to a five-star hotel on the main Mall road which was closed for traffic from all sides.

The Pakistan team have also begun preparations for the historic tour at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, where all the matches will be played.


Pakistan vs ICC World XI Schedule

The short tour includes three T20 internationals scheduled for September 12, 13 and 15 at the Gaddafi stadium.

Pakistan vs ICC World XI, 1st T20
Gaddafi stadium, Lahore
Tuesday, September 12, 7:30PM IST

Pakistan vs ICC World XI, 2nd T20
Gaddafi stadium, Lahore
Wednesday, September 13, 7:30 PM IST

Pakistan vs ICC World XI, 3rd T20
Gaddafi stadium, Lahore
Friday, September 15, 7:30 PM IST

T20 Squads for ‘Independence Cup 2017’

Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan, Sohail Khan

World XI Squad: Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, George Elliott, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir


Speaking about the series former Pakistan cricket captain Rameez Raja, said, “It is a great occasion for the home fans. We have taken baby steps with this first initiative and we know that giant steps for international cricket in Pakistan will obviously follow after this historic ICC World XI visit. I would specially like to thank the ICC World XI players who have agreed for this tour. We are a very strong cricket fraternity and I am really happy that the game has won again.”

Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik supported the tournament and said, “It is a great gesture. I am grateful to the World XI team who are helping bring back international cricket to the country.”

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