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This star cricketer to replace Hardik Pandya in the ICC World XI squad

[caption id="attachment_62130" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Mohammad Shami will replace Hardik Pandya. File Pic[/caption]

XtraTime Web Desk: Indian cricket team’s star pacer Mohammed Shami has replaced his teammate Hardik Pandya in the ICC World XI squad which will face West Indies in a T20I at Lord’s on May 31. Beside Shami; England’s wrist-spinner Adil Rashid has also been added in the World XI squad.

All the proceeds from this match will be used to redevelop the stadia in the Caribbean, which were damaged due to hurricanes last year.

Shami has replaced Pandya, who is suffering from a viral infection and now the pacer will join Dinesh Karthik as the second Indian player in the side which also has one player each from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and two players each from New Zealand and Pakistan.

Rashid is the second England player in the star-studded line-up after Eoin Morgan was named as the captain. The 30-year-old Rashid 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, where the home side reached the semi-final.

Shami has represented India in seven T20Is in which he has picked up eight wickets, while he also featured in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 when India finished as runners-up.

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).

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