Shahid Afridi to lead ICC World XI in his last int'l match

Shahid Afridi replaces Eoin Morgan as ICC World XI captain against WI

England squad v Scotland: EJG Morgan (Captain), MM Ali, JM Bairstow, SW Billings (wkt), AD Hales, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, DJ Willey, CR Woakes, MA Wood.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi will skipper the World XI in the absence of Morgan.

Sam Billings will be included against Scotland to deputise for wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, and seamer Tom Curran will bolster the squad by one when he is added to the ranks to face Australia.

Subsequent x-rays revealed a crack at the top of the ring finger on his right hand.

Pakistan's star all rounder Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI side against West Indies in the one-off T20I at Lord's on May 31 after England's limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan pulled out of the contest due to fractured finger.

The England white-ball captain was expected to lead the ICC World XI but sustained the injury while fielding for Middlesex against Somerset in domestic match at Taunton on Sunday.

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Morgan was forced to withdraw from Thursday's Hurricane Relief Twenty20 Challenge with the injury, but it will not hamper his England commitments.

"I think they will, with one eye on the World Cup, they will come with a strong performance", Morgan told reporters at an event in London on Wednesday to mark a year until the start of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. "It is not a huge concern, it is one we can hopefully manage past in about a week", Andy Flower, who is standing in as England's director of cricket for Andrew Strauss, was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council (ICC) website.

The Scotland clash is followed by five ODIs against Australia next month.

The International Cricket Council had chose to help West Indies with the redevelopment of stadia that were destroyed by a hurricane past year through a fundraiser match between the World XI and the Windies.

"It was my first time being selected in a charitable but also World XI game, it's very special to be selected", he said.

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