Former Sri-Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene is set to be named captain of World XI that will travel Pakistan to play three twenty20 internationals in September. As per recent report from local correspondent, ICC is planing to send World-11 under Jayawardene’s leadership.
It is also reported that three T20I matches will be played on 21, 23 and 27 September this year to revive international cricket in the country.
An official from PCB said to our reporter, “We are happy to bring cricket back to the nation and will host ICC’s World XI team on September 21, 23 and 27 for three T20Is. Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium to host matches.”
Pakistan team has been playing home cricket in UAE since 2009 terrorist attacks on bus carrying Sri-Lankan players. Men in Green won 2017 ICC Champions Trophy by defeating India in the final by massive 180 runs. After that win, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed urged nations to come Pakistan and play cricket.
Mahela Jayawardene played 55 international T20s in which he scored near 1493 runs at an 31.76 average. He also smashed a twenty20 international hundred.