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Afridi to captain ICC World XI; Billings, Mills & Curran added

02 June, 2018, 04:42 | Author: Hannah Francis
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But while he won't be able to play in that match, Morgan - England's limited-overs skipper - will take charge on June 10 against Scotland and then in five matches against Australia. This match will also see Afridi make a return to worldwide cricket on a one-off basis having last played for Pakistan in the World T20 in 2016. Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran and England fast bowler Tymal Mills were also added to the World XI squad.

"I have a small fracture in the ring finger of my right hand", Morgan explained.

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan expects a "young and hungry" Australia will be "galvanised" by the ball-tampering scandal that rocked world cricket when the old rivals meet in a one-day global series next month.

England have rested wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler for the match in Edinburgh, with Sam Billings drafted in as replacement in the 13-man squad. "It is not a huge concern, it is one we can hopefully manage past in about a week", said Flower, according to official International Cricket Council (ICC) website.




"I think they will, with one eye on the World Cup, they will come with a strong performance", Morgan told reporters at an event in London on Wednesday to mark a year until the start of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. The match is being held to raise funds for the reconstruction of Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla, the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua, the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica, the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in the British Virgin Islands and the Carib Lumber Ball Park in St. Maarten, that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria previous year.

In tweet message, he said it's a great honour to be leading the ICC World XI side, that too for such a good cause.

The International Cricket Council had chose to help West Indies with the redevelopment of stadia that were destroyed by a hurricane previous year through a fundraiser match between the World XI and the Windies.

The Scotland clash is followed by five ODIs and a T20 against Australia before the end of next month.

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