Shahid Afridi will represent World XI for a charity T20I match against West Indies on Lord’s at 31 May, as announced by International Cricket Council.
The all-rounder will play along with the teammate, Shoaib Malik, Sri Lankan player, Thisara Perera under the leadership of England’s white-ball captain, Eoin Morgan.
The match is being played to raise funds to rebuild five international stadiums in the Caribbean which were badly impaired by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.
Shahid Afridi confirmed his inclusion in the World XI side:
“I am humbled to have been selected for such a noble cause. Cricket is one big family and no matter how hard and tough we play against each other, there is tremendous comradery within the group. As such, it is our moral and professional obligation to stand up and support whenever and wherever we can, to assist our members, colleagues and cricket fans.” He said.
West Indies will be led by T20 World Cup 2016 Final’s hero, Carlos Brathwaite. Marlon Samuels, Chris Gayle, Andre Russel and Samuel Badree will also join the Windies.
Shahid Afridi will be up again in an international match after almost a year. He needs three more wickets to complete his 100 wickets in T20I to become the first bowler to 100 T20I wickets.