The global superstars, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, have been named in the World XI side to play against Asia XI in a T20 series to commemorate the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh’s founding father. Faf du Plessis will lead World XI.
World XI Squad: 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
The two T20Is will be played on March 18 and March 21 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli*, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Rishabh Pant, Mushfiqur Rahim, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sandeep Lamicchane, Lasith Malinga, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Mujeeb ur Rahman
*Subject to availability