Tamim leaves Dhaka on Saturday night

Tamim to play for World XI?

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has left Dhaka on Saturday night,to participate in the three-match T20 series between World XI and Pakistan which scheduled to be played later this week in Lahore.

Tamim who is the only player from Bangladesh to play the series, flew off to Dubai to report to the rest of the team.

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The Tigers opener will play alongside players like Hashim Amla, Paul Collingwood, Darren Sammy, Morne Morkel, Grant Elliott, George Bailey. Former Zimbabwe captain and ex-England coach Andy Flower who will coach the side.

Other players who will be featured in the series are West Indies’ Samuel Badree, Australia’s Tim Paine, Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera, South Africa’s David Miller, Imran Tahir and Ben Cutting respectively while the World XI team will be led by South Africa skipper Faf du Plessisand.

The World XI will play three Twenty20 Internationals for the Independence Cup against Pakistan in the city of Lahore on 12, 13 and 15 September at Gaddafi Stadium.

The matches are aimed at ending Pakistan’s international isolation, triggered after militants attacked the visiting Sri Lankan team’s bus in Lahore in 2009.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com.