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23 April, 2018 06:09:22 PM
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Shakib, Tamim in ICC World XI

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Shakib, Tamim in ICC World XI

Once again Bangladesh star cricketers Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal hogged the international headlines as they confirmed their participation for the ICC World XI , which will play lone T20I against West Indies on May 31, reports BSS.

Top-ranked bowler Rashid Khan of Afghanistan also confirmed his ICC World XI, which will play lone T20I according Dubai based ANI on Monday.

Rashid, who is ranked number one in the ICC T20I Player Rankings and is second in the list of One-Day International bowlers, will be one of many big names to watch in the Lord's match, which is being organised to raise funds for stadia in the Caribbean which were damaged due to hurricanes last year.

Shakib, the top-ranked all-rounder in ODIs and third in T20Is, and left-handed opener Tamim also come in with huge reputations and Bangladesh fans would be following their fortunes with interest. 

The trio joins three other Asians who have already confirmed for the match - Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera of Sri Lanka.

More big names are likely to be confirmed in the coming days for the ICC World XI side, which is being led by England's limited overs captain Eoin Morgan.

Reflecting on his participation, Rashid Khan said, "It is a matter of great honour and pride for me and my country that I have been chosen to support one of cricket's oldest and most loyal members. 

I don't think it will be incorrect to say that a number of cricketers from this and previous generations were inspired and attracted to cricket due to the heroics of the West Indies sides of the 70s, 80s and 90s. 

And if the West Indies are now looking upon us for help, then there shouldn't be a hesitation for even a second."

Tamim Iqbal, on the other hand, said, "Cricket is a sport which unites people, bridges gaps, and in which players and teams support each other. 

This match is a testament to this statement and I am delighted to have been chosen to once again represent the ICC World XI for a cause which will only make cricket a bigger and better sport.

"The West Indies' contribution to the global game is unmatched and unparalleled, and if the cricket fraternity can get together to play a small role in the rebuilding of their damaged venues following last year's hurricanes, then this is a very small price with hugely positive results.

The Windies, reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions, are being led by Carlos Brathwaite and the side includes other top names like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell.(ANI)

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