Paul Collingwood to represent World XI against Pakistan in September
The 41-year-old all-rounder has made himself available for this window.
Published - Aug 21, 2017 11:06 pm | Updated - Aug 21, 2017 11:06 pm
Former England cricketer Paul Collingwood has consented to be a part of the World XI squad that will take on Pakistan XI in a 3-match T20I series. The all-rounder has made himself available for this window as per reports. After some other reports confirmed that Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir will take part in that historic series, this is the third name that has come out.
Collingwood led the England side which won the World T20 title beating Australia in 2010, which happens to be their only ICC accolade in their history. The 41-year-old represented the English side in 68 Tests and 197 ODIs for England and is also the most capped ODI player in their country.
He is still an active member of the Durham club in the English county. He recently registered a 68 ton (108 off 68 balls) against Worcestershire at New Road, which made him the oldest cricketer to score a T20 hundred. His addition will definitely be a huge boost to the World XI side.
Finally something to cheer for the Pakistani fans
In an attempt to bring back International cricket to Pakistan, the board has requested the ICC to convey this series and the latter consented. After winning the trust of West Indies and Sri Lankan cricket boards, it is being said that England and Wales Cricket Board has also agreed to send their cricketers to tour the country, where no major international series has been played ever since the 2009 terror attacks on the Sri Lankan team.
The tour is will commence from September 12 and the remaining two games will be played on September 13 and 15. The historic Gaddafi stadium will be hosting all these three matches and the stadium will have an incredible security system guarding the players and the fans. The PCB has ensured that they will be providing a President style security to the players and all fans are hoping for this event to proceed smoothly.