Shahid Afridi potentially ruled out of the World XI-Windies charity match
After Shakib al Hasan, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the next player who won’t be able to take part in the charity T20 International scheduled to be held between the Windies and the World XI on 31st May at Lord’s.
Afridi to miss charity match featuring World XI https://t.co/RnwsPion4u— TOI Sports News (@TOISportsNews) May 17, 2018
One of the most explosive batsmen of his time, Afridi is currently recovering from a knee injury which would keep him out of competitive cricket for 3-4 weeks. ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi had confirmed his participation for the match between Windies and the World XI recently, but things do not seem to be going as per plan.
Afridi took to twitter to update his followers on his fitness:
Went to see my doctor in Dubai, the knee hasnt recovered fully yet. I'll need another 3-4 weeks. Hoping to regain full fitness after that, keep praying for me. pic.twitter.com/U0gOX9PXtA— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) May 17, 2018
The one-off T20 match is aimed at raising money for the redevelopment of the stadiums in Caribbean which were damaged due to hurricanes last year.
This news comes just days after Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan also pulled out of the match citing personal reasons. Also, Nepal’s young spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has recently been added to the World XI squad by ICC.
World XI squad
Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal and Sandeep Lamichhane.
Carlos Brathwaite(c), Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Samuel Badree, Marlon Samuels and Kesrick Williams.
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