Pakistani cricket has been waiting for an international arrival since a long time. Our grounds have been devoid of that shouts and screams of sixes and fours, but we think that it isn’t going to be the case anymore. The good, in fact great news is that, Najam Sethi has announced a 14 man International players squad that would be arriving in Pakistan for a three-day cricket match series.
The series called “Independence Cup will be scheduled in Lahore, and will be held in some dates in September. So, who would be leading this epitome of cricket geniuses? Here you go:
— ICC (@ICC) August 24, 2017
South African cricketer Faff Du Plesis will be captaining the World XI, while the other players include Hashim Amla, David Miller, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir from South Africa. West Indian cricketers Sammy and Samuel Badree are also a part of the team. And this is not all, Paul Collingwood, Tamim Iqbal, Tim Paine, Grant Elliot, George Bailey and Thisara Pererra will also be seen in action at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Here is the official lineup as revealed by PCB:
Star-studded World XI squad set to tour Pakistan for three match T20I series. pic.twitter.com/u6xoTlPwu5
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 24, 2017
The best news is that, not only are we excited but the players participating in the series are also anticipating to come to Pakistan and play once again;
Really honoured to be selected for the World XI, touring Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/0a33fbWmIf
— Grant Elliott (@grantelliottnz) August 24, 2017
Proud to have been selected for the World XI squad for the Independence Cup in Pakistan. To play… https://t.co/7Bd4XXEbO8
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) August 24, 2017
And, here is how Pakistanis had to react to this big announcement:
Achay cricketers bulanay ke chakkar mai itni pharru team bana di hai World XI. Khushi bhi hai lekin thori phatt bhi rahi hai.
— nma. (@namaloomafraaad) August 24, 2017
This is not about winning or losing, it’s much bigger than that. It’s going to go a long way in returning international cricket to Pakistan.
— Osama. (@ashaqeens) August 24, 2017
Appreciate my work 🙂 pic.twitter.com/gutsSJ6Qj3
— Annie (@bluntfactor) August 24, 2017