Pakistan vs World XI T20 Series: Full Squads and Where to Watch

Full squads of the Pakistan vs World XI T20 series.

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A Pakistani police officer stands guard while cricketers attend a training session for the upcoming World XI series at a ground in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. 
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International cricket makes a comeback to Pakistan this week with the World XI vs Pakistan three-match T20 series. The players have all landed in Lahore and the first match gets underway on Tuesday night at the Gaddafi stadium, the venue of all three matches which will be telecasted in India on Discovery India’s D Sports channel.

Players from seven countries – England, Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and New Zealand – agreed to tour Pakistan, which is organising the series in a bid to revive international cricket at home.

West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree was due to join the squad later on Monday, after playing in the Caribbean Premier League final.

Pakistani cricketer Imad Wasim, centre, shares a joke with teammates, while they attend a training session for the upcoming World XI series at a ground in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Pakistani cricketer Imad Wasim, centre, shares a joke with teammates, while they attend a training session for the upcoming World XI series at a ground in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
(Photo: AP)

The World XI team will be captained by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis. Pakistan has already suffered a setback with top paceman Mohammad Aamir likely to miss out. Team sources have said he has opted out due to a back strain he suffered while playing his last match for Essex, others say he has seeked permission from the PCB to be in London this week with his wife, for the birth of their child.

Pakistan has only hosted Zimbabwe for a short, limited-overs series in 2015 since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan national cricket team bus in Lahore in 2009, wounding several of the players and killing six policemen and a driver. Both the federal and Punjab provincial governments have deployed thousands of security officials to guard the teams on the routes from their hotel to the Gaddafi Stadium, which will host the matches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

All matches can be watched live in India on Discovery India’s D Sports channel which is broadcast on Tata Sky on channel number 495.

Members of the special security team of the International Cricket Council (ICC) visit Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, to review security arrangements for the World XI tour to Pakistan. 
Members of the special security team of the International Cricket Council (ICC) visit Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, to review security arrangements for the World XI tour to Pakistan. 
(Photo: AP)

Full Squads

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, 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

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