India captain Virat Kohli and his teammates KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav find themselves in the Asia XI squad. Rahul will be available for one game while Kohli’s availability is subject to confirmation.
BCB is hosting the two-match series to celebrate the birth centenary of country’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Afghanistan star spinners Rashid Khan and Mujeer Ur Rahman will represent Asia XI while Nepal’s leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane also made it to the squad. Thisara Perera and Lasith Malinga are the players from Sri Lanka. No Pakistani player is present in the squad as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) didn’t allow any of their players to participate in the event.
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mustafizur Rahman are Bangladeshi players who will feature in the squad.
Here’s the complete Asia XI team: KL Rahul*, Shikhar Dhawan, Tamim Iqbal, Virat Kohli*, Liton Das, Rishabh Pant, Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lasith Malinga, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
The World XI side for the two-matches has also been announced and former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will lead it. Apart from SA, the World XI squad comprises players from England, New Zealand and West Indies. No Australian player is in the squad.
Here’s the complete World XI team: Alex Hales, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis (C), Nicholas Pooran, Ross Taylor, Jonny Bairstow, Kieron Pollard, Adil Rashid, Sheldon Cottrell, Lungi Ngidi, Andrew Tye, Mitchell McClenaghan.
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