Cricket

Proteas duo linked to ICC World XI

2017-08-23 10:54
Faf du Plessis (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Proteas stars Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis may feature in the ICC World XI side to take on Pakistan in a three-match T20 series next month.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) agreed to support the series in a bid to help revive international cricket in Pakistan.

According to Pakistan website Dawn, a top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official stated that either Amla or Du Plessis will captain the World XI side.

Du Plessis is the current Proteas T20 and Test skipper.

"Two big names in South Africa and world cricket, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, have consented to touring Pakistan with the ICC World XI and one of them will be the captain of the side," the official told DawnNews.

Former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower will coach the ICC World XI and has been assigned to select the squad for the tour.

PCB chairperson Najam Sethi said on Monday that 15 players from seven countries had agreed to play in Pakistan.

Sethi said that the PCB will announce the names of World XI players in the coming days.

The ICC World XI and Pakistan series is set to get underway between September 12-19.

Read more on:    proteas  |  faf du plessis  |  hashim amla  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.