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West Indies thrash Afridi-led World XI by 72 runs

01 June, 2018, 15:39 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Shahid Afridi

While The historic Lord's will offer the ideal stage for today's Twenty20 worldwide between West Indies and the ICC World XI, there is only one player likely to provide the box office aura the occasion demands.

Evin Lewis was the star of the day as he smashed 58 off just 26 balls and was deservedly awarded as the player of the match for his blistering performance.

Superstar opener Chris Gayle is a member of the squad, along with exciting all-rounder Andre Russell and big-hitting opener Evin Lewis, with the likes of leg-spinner Samuel Badree and resurgent wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin included.

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has finally been named to lead the World XI after England's limited overs captain Eoin Morgan sustained a broken finger during a domestic match.

Samel Badree and Andre Russel bagged two wickets each, while Brathwaite took one.

The star-studded World XI lost four wickets for eight runs in 3.3 overs from where they had never recovered despite a battling 61 by Tishara Perera. Players like Shahid Afridi, Tamim Iqbal, Rashid Khan, Dinesh Karthik and many more famous cricketers.


The match was staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria a year ago.

Despite the match between the West Indies and World XI being exclusively for charity, there were still serious question marks over Hussian's position on the field, given the match had full worldwide status, and players' stats were officially counted towards their records.

This was not the first instance the cricketing community is coming together to help those in need. The toss will take place at 10:00 PM IST.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has divided the cricket world by crossing the boundary line to report on a live global cricket match.

Whichever combination Afridi and Andy Flower, the World XI coach, decide to put out on the field should provide excellent competition to the defending ICC World T20 champions.

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