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Shake-up for Hurricane Relief match

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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LONDON, England (CMC) — Highly rated all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan has pulled out of the ICC World XI squad, but exciting teenaged Nepal wrist-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been included for the Hurricane Relief Twenty20 International at Lord's later this month.

The ICC announced yesterday that Shakib had withdrawn for “personal reasons”, with his replacement expected to be named soon for the star-studded May 31 contest.

However, 17-year-old Lamichhane has been called up for the game, less than a week after making his highly publicised Indian Premier League debut.

He will join the likes of Pakistani stars Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi, along with Indians Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik, in in the line-up, which will be skippered by England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan.

The World XI will clash with a strong West Indies side which includes Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Andre Russell.

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