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Only T20I: WI VS World XI | Preview, Team News & Top Funtasy11 Picks

WI VS World XI – This article brings to you the preview, team news and top Funtasy picks for the only T20 between Windies and World XI.

Defending Champions Windies will take on World XI in a fund-raising T20 International at the iconic Lord’s cricket ground on 31 May.

Windies Team News

Andre Russell is back in the Windies side after serving a 12-month ban owing to doping. The fearsome all-rounder had a successful stint with Kolkata Knight Riders in the recently concluded IPL edition.

Besides, Windies will get the services of Chirs Gayle who also had an incredible run in the first half of IPL. Evin Lewis is back as well following a decent outing in the cash-rich league. Furthermore, Carlos Brathwaite having played a crucial role for SRH in the play-offs, will lead Windies against World XI.

Squad: Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick Williams

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World XI Team News

In the latest update, Eoin Morgan who was set to captain the side has pulled out due to a fractured finger. Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will replace the English batsman as captain for the upcoming encounter.

Morgan’s teammate Sam Billings has also been added in the squad along with Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran and England fast bowler Tymal Mills.

Indian Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik will also be a part of elite list of players to be facing the Caribbean side. Hardik Pandya who was earlier included in the squad has pulled out due to a viral fever and will be replaced by Mohammed Shami.

The likes of Rashid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Mali, Thisara Perera and Tamim Iqbal are likely to make the contest further exhilarating.

Squad: Shahid Afridi (C), Tamim Iqbal, Dinesh Karthik, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, Luke Ronchi, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tymal Mills

Top Funtasy Picks

Windies: Andre Russell – Russell hammered the bowlers on quite a few occasions in the IPL 2018. Moreover, he was on the money with the ball. His all-round prowess on the juicy Lord’s deck could be impactful, which is why he should be picked straightaway.

World XI: Rashid Khan – The tricky leg spinner held the cricket fraternity spellbound with his recent performance in the IPL. He seems to have mastered the art of deceiving the batsmen with his quirky leggies.

Punt Pick: Sandeep Lamichhane – The young spin sensation from Nepal had a promising IPL debut, playing for Delhi Daredevils. Despite his team’s collapse, Sandeep showed signs of greatness.

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