LONDON, CMC – Indian stars Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik have been named in the ICC World XI for the Twenty20 Worldwide in opposition to West Indies later this month at Lord’s.
The duo are the newest worldwide gamers to verify their participation for the Might 31 fixture which is able to increase funds for 5 stadiums broken in the Caribbean in the course of the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria final September.
All-rounder Pandya is a rising star in the sport whereas and wicketkeeper-batsman Karthik is a veteran of 241 T20s, and ICC board member, Giles Clarke, mentioned each would strengthen the worldwide aspect and improve its attraction.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for fans of the Indian team to come out and watch these two flamboyant players, who bring both class and star value to what I’m sure will be a memorable match at Lord’s,” mentioned Clarke, who has been coordinating the match.
“Folks would bear in mind Pandya’s valiant 43-ball 76 in opposition to Pakistan in the ultimate of the ICC Champions Trophy final yr whereas Karthik too has performed Take a look at cricket at Lord’s.
“He has been in terrific kind and not too long ago blasted 29 off eight deliveries and sealed victory over Bangladesh in the ultimate of the Nidahas Trophy with a last-ball six.”
Pandya and Karthik be a part of Pakistanis Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh and the Afghan pair of Thisara Perera and Rashid Khan, who’ve all already confirmed their participation.
The aspect will likely be led by England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan.
They’ll come up in opposition to a robust West Indies aspect which is able to characteristic the likes of superstars Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Andre Russell.
Take a look at venues the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua and Windsor Park in Dominica are among the many stadia set to learn from the funds raised.