Cricketers of World XI have reached in Lahore, Pakistan to feature in 3 T20s against the host. At the end of two days practice camp in Dubai, Faf du Plessis and his co have moved to Lahore for their upcoming assignment. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ নিরাপদে পাকিস্তান পৌঁছেছেন তামিমরা]
After reaching to Lahore, the cricketers of World XI have been taken to team hotel under a very strict security.
It can be mentioned, World XI will feature in 3 T20s against the hosts Pakistan on 12, 13, and 15 September. All of the matches will be held at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Pakistan Cricket Board alongside it’s fans are very much excited about this tour of World XI. They are optimistic that with this tour, international cricket will again return to Pakistan. SO PCB are doing their best to attract the cricketers of this tour.
To be noted, International Cricket has become uncertain in Pakistan after the brutal incident with visiting Sri Lanka cricket team in 2009. After that, no Test playing teams have made a visit to Pakistan for international cricket except Zimbabwe’s tour to Pakistan.
PCB believes that the environment of Pakistan for international cricket is better now. With the series of World XI, the worth of security system will be proved.
World XI Cricketers welcomed warmly in Pakistan-
Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan, Sohail Khan.
World XI squad: Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Morne Morkel, Tamim Iqbal, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy, Hashim Amla, Grant Elliott, Samuel Badree, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting.