Knee Injury Rules Shahid Afridi Out of World XI-West Indies Charity Match

Published - 17 May 2018, 10:23 PM

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Shahid Afridi would miss the Charity game against the Windies due to an injured knee. Image Courtesy: Twitter

Former Pakistan skipper, Shahid Afridi will miss the much-anticipated charity match between World XI and the Windies at Lord’s on May 31 due to an injury.

The game is being played to arrange money for the rebuilding of five major venues in the Caribbean islands which got damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year as well as other community cricket facilities.

Afridi was one of the big names set to feature in the game. However, a knee injury has ruled the maverick all-rounder out of the game.

The all-rounder is currently recovering from a knee injury (Credits: Twitter)

Afridi, on Thursday, took to Twitter to confirm the news. He claimed that he would require another three-four weeks to recover completely. With the charity match just a couple of weeks away, Afridi looks set to miss the exhibition tie.

strong“Went to see my doctor in Dubai, the knee hasnt recovered fully yet. I’ll need another 3-4 weeks. Hoping to regain full fitness after that, keep praying for me.,” /stronghe tweeted.

Meanwhile, the exhibition tie has already lost another big player in the form of Bangladesh star, Shakib Al Hasan.

The Bangladesh all-rounder has pulled out of the game citing personal reasons. International Cricket Council (ICC) later added Nepal’s young spin sensation, Sandeep Lamichhane to the World XI squad. England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan will lead the team.

Morgan will lead the star-studded World XI side (Credits: Getty)

Some other notable players in the World XI squad are Tamim Iqbal, Dinesh Karthik, Rashid Khan, Mitchell McClenaghan, Shoaib Malik, Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perera and Luke Ronchi.

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