Windies vs World-XI: Rashid Khan a star-attraction in charity match
West Indies will be up against the ICC World XI in a charity match, on Thursday at Lord's. In the Shahid Afridi-led ICC World XI team, the focus will be on Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan. The youngster has been on top of his game since quite sometime and is the number one ranked bowler in the ICC T20I rankings.
Rashid won hearts in IPL 2018
The Afghan sensation picked 21 wickets in IPL 2018 and helped his franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad to reach the final. His all-round show against the Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 was the performance of the tournament. The youngster also set new benchmarks while fielding. With an overall economy of just 6.73, the spinner won several Indian hearts.
Upcoming future a bright one for Rashid
The Afghan international will be the focus when the national team takes on India in the one-off historical Test in Bengaluru on June 14. Rashid will be raring to go with the red ball in his hand and how Indian batsmen cope up against him, in the 5-day format, will hold the key. He has also signed for a County stint with Sussex.
Spin delight in the charity game at Lord's
The match will see the ICC World XI field two exciting spin options in the form of Rashid and Sandeep Lamichhane. The Nepal spinner too displayed what he is capable of, when he played in the last two games for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018. Then there is the veteran Shahid Afridi. For West Indies, senior spinner Samuel Badree will be leading the attack.
The squads for ICC World XI vs West Indies
ICC World XI: Shahid Afridi (captain), Sam Billings, Tamim Iqbal, Tymal Mills, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rashid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, Luke Ronchi (wicket-keeper), Adil Rashid. West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick Williams.