Asia XI and World XI squads announced: Details here
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the Asia XI to face a World XI in a T20 series to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh's founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is included. However, his selection is subject to confirmation. Meanwhile, the World XI squad was also announced thereafter. Here's more.
Here's the Asia XI squad
KL Rahul (one game), Virat Kohli (TBD), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lasith Malinga, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Six Indian players part of the Asia XI squad
Besides Kohli, Team India will see the likes of Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Shikhar Dhawan facing the World XI. Meanwhile, the likes of KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant will also be donning the Asia XI jersey. The Asia XI side has been dominated by six Indian players in the squad. Notably, Rahul will be available for just one game.
Several high-profile names on offer in the Asia XI side
The team is filled with world class spinners. Besides Kuldeep, one sees the Asia XI have the likes of Rashid, Mujeeb and Lamichhane. Therefore, we could see variety on offer here. The likes of Malinga, Mustafizur and Shami will don the pace-bowling unit. Meanwhile, there are several other big names in the form of Tamim, Mushfiqur and Liton Das.
Here's the World XI squad
A look at the World XI squad: Alex Hales, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Ross Taylor, Jonny Bairstow, Kieron Pollard, Adil Rashid, Sheldon Cottrell, Lungi Ngidi, Andrew Tye, Mitchell McClenaghan.
Plenty of character in the World XI squad
The World XI squad boasts of some star players in the mix. There is plenty of experience in the ranks. Chris Gayle will attract the crowds. England's Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow can provide the desired character in the top order. Faf du Plessis will lead the side. With Kieron Pollard, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ross Taylor and Andrew Tye present, this is top stuff.