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ICC World XI: 5 possible replacements for Shakib Al Hasan

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Shakib has backed out from the historic match citing personal reasons

ICC World XI will face Windies in a Charity T20 Match on 31st May 2018. The match will be played in the historic stadium; The Lord's. The purpose of organizing this match is to raise funds to reconstruct various stadiums which were affected by the Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. These stadiums include Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla, the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua, the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica, the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in the British Virgin Islands and the Carib Lumber Ball Park in St. Maarten.

Recently, Shakib Al Hasan backed out of the historic match citing personal reasons. As the ICC has confirmed that his replacement will be named, let's look onto five possible players who shall come as a replacement for Shakib in the ICC World XI Squad.

ICC World XI Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell McClenaghan,Hardik Pandya, Thisara Perara, Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal, Sandeep Lamichhane

Note:- Sandeep Lamichhane isn't the replacement of Shakib Al Hasan. ICC has confirmed that the replacement of Shakib Al Hasan is yet to be announced.


#1 Andrew Tye

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Tye is currently the Purple Cap Holder in the IPL

Tye has been in a sensational form for Australia in limited overs cricket. His pace and yorkers have proved to be a threat to all the batsman. He is also currently the Purple Cap holder in the ongoing Indian Premier League.

Tye has played 12 T20Is and bagged 16 wickets at a decent strike rate of 16.25. His credibility increases when we look onto his ODI Career. He has played four ODIs and bagged eight wickets at an exceptional strike rate of 4.63. He also has a five-wicket hall in his ODI Career.

Tye can be a taken as a replacement for Shakib because he will add stability to the bowling line-up of the team.

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