BREAKING NEWS | Star player to replace Hardik Pandya in World XI squad

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Mohammed Shami replaces Hardik Pandya in World XI squad

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Mohammed Shami has been included in the World XI squad as a replacement for Hardik Pandya, who has ruled himself out of the match due to a viral infection. Shami would be the second Indian along with Dinesh Karthik in the World XI squad, which would face West Indies in a T20 on May 31st at Lord’s.

The Indian fast bowler has been called to join the ICC World XI squad in place of Hardik Pandya for the May 31st T20 International against the West Indies at Lord's. England wrist-spinner Adil Rashid has also been added to the World XI squad. The proceeds from the match would be used to repair the stadium in the Caribbean which was damaged due to hurricanes last year.  

Shami would be joining Dinesh Karthik as the second Indian player in the side in place of Pandya, who has pulled out of the math due to viral infection. The World XI side also includes one player each from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and two players each from New Zealand and Pakistan. Shami has represented India in seven T20Is in which he has picked up eight wickets, while he also featured in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, where India finished as runners-up.

Rashid is the second England player in the star-studded line-up along with Eoin Morgan, who was named as the captain. The 30-year-old Rashid has played 28 T20Is in which he has taken 23 wickets. He was also a member of the England side for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, where the home side reached the semi-final.

ICC World XI: Eoin Morgan (captain) (England), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Dinesh Karthik (India), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand), Shoaib Malik (Pakistan), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Luke Ronchi (New Zealand), Adil Rashid (England) and Mohammed Shami (India).

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