ICC World XI Will be Visiting Pakistan for 3 Matches and Everyone is Excited

Pakistani cricket grounds have waited too long for international cricket to return home and now this dream is about to become a reality. PCB chairman Najam Sethi announced that a 14 man squad with high profile international cricketers will be visiting Pakistan to play 3 T20 matches, called the Independence Cup, in Lahore. The matches will take place in September and everyone is just really happy about this, and why shouldn’t we be?

Faf Du Plessis will captain the World XI side.

South African cricketer Faf du Plessis will be captaining the World XI side who will be playing in Lahore for a 3 match series. Other players included in the World XI team include Hashim Amla, David Miller, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir from South Africa. West Indian cricketers Sammy and Samuel Badree are also a part of the team. And this is not all, Paul Collingwood, Tamim Iqbal, Tim Paine, Grant Elliot, George Bailey and Thisara Pererra will also be seen in action at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

The games will be star studded.

PSL final included a few international players but this time, it is bigger and better. PSL final opened doors for international cricket to return to Pakistan and finally, we have all the big names from all over the world agreeing to play cricket in Pakistan. Which definitely is a great deal for Pakistan and hopefully after this Independence Cup the world will consider Pakistan safe for international cricket. We hope to see more matches in future with all the big teams coming to Pakistan.

The international players share their thoughts.

England cricketer Paul Collingwood tweeted that he is proud to play the Independence Cup in Pakistan.

Grant Elliot expressed same sentiments.

Well, Pakistanis also thanked them.

Thank you for coming to Pakistan (not you though).

Yes, Harsha, we didn’t expect this either.

This actually is a bit too unexpected with so many international stars coming to play in Pakistan after ages. But thanks Harsha for the wishing us well.

The concern is real.

Can we win one match at least?

That’s one way to look at it.


Well jokes apart, let’s just hope everything goes smoothly and we get to see great games of cricket. Credits to PCB and all the organizing parties for making this happen.

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