The birth centenary celebrations of Sheikh Mujibur Rehman will be in full swing in the country of Bangladesh around 21 March 2020. To mark the event, an Asia XI team will play a couple of T20 matches against a World XI side on the said day and the next. Some of the world’s best T20 international cricketers will be participating in these games.
Both matches of the Asia XI vs World XI 2020 series will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium (SBNS) in Dhaka. The SBNS has hosted 42 T20Is till date and the balance between teams winning after batting first and batting second is maintained and the average first innings score there is 152.
The teams for the series have been announced. The Asia XI squad consists of 15 members that include 6 Indians, 4 Bangladeshis, 2 Sri Lankans, 2 Afghanistanis and a Nepali.
The World XI is one of the strongest T20 sides and will put up a brilliant show against their Asian counterparts to light up the series.
Asia XI: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Tamim Iqbal, Thisara Perera, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lasith Malinga and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
World XI: Alex Hales, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis (captain), Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Brendan Taylor, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Sheldon Cottrell, Lungi Ngidi, Andrew Tye and Mitchell McClenaghan.
The broadcasting details for the Asia XI vs World XI 2020 will be out soon.