Lahore : The World XI held an optional training session at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City on Sunday, 10 September.
Beforehand, Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Ben Cutting, Grant Elliott and David Miller spoke with the media.
The World XI will arrive in Lahore in the wee hours of Monday, 11 September, to play three Twenty20 Internationals for the Independence Cup against Pakistan.
World XI’s arrival in Lahore – There will be no media opportunity at the Allama Iqbal International Airport as well as at the Pearl Continental Hotel. However, the PCB will distribute photos and videos of the team’s arrival.
Monday, 11 September – PCB Chairman Najam Sethi and ICC Director Giles Clarke will hold a news conference at 11h00 in the Crystal Hall, Pearl Continental Hotel. This presser will be followed by the World XI captain Faf du Plessis’ and coach Andy Flower’s media conference.
Tuesday, 12 September – The World XI and Pakistan will go head to head in the first T20I, with the match scheduled to start at 19h00. Afterwards, both the sides will hold their post-match media conferences in the media conference room.
Wednesday, 13 September – The World XI will take on Pakistan in the second T20I, with the match scheduled to start at 19h00. Afterwards, both the sides will hold their post-match media conferences in the media conference room.
Thursday, 14 September – The two sides have opted not to train and have no media activities planned.
Friday, 15 September – The third and final T20I of the series between the World XI and Pakistan will start at 19h00. Afterwards, the World XI’s Faf du Plessis and Andy Flower, and a player or coaching staff from the Pakistan cricket team will hold their post-match media conferences in the media conference room.
Following these pressers, the PCB and the ICC is likely to hold a joint-press conference. However, this press conference will be embargoed until 09h00 on Saturday, 16 September.
Saturday, 16 September – The World XI will depart for Dubai. There will be no media opportunity at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
The World XI for the Independence Cup is:
1. Faf du Plessis (captain) (South Africa)
2. Hashim Amla (South Africa)
3. Samuel Badree (Windies)
4. George Bailey (Australia)
5. Paul Collingwood (England)
6. Ben Cutting (Australia)
7. Grant Elliott (New Zealand)
8. Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
9. David Miller (South Africa)
10. Morne Morkel (South Africa)
11. Tim Paine (wicketkeeper) (Australia)
12. Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)
13. Darren Sammy (Windies)
14. Imran Tahir (South Africa)
Pakistan’s 16-member squad is:
1. Sarfraz Ahmad (captain/wicketkeeper)
2. Fakhar Zaman
3. Ahmed Shehzad
4. Baber Azam
5. Shoaib Malik
6. Umer Amin
7. Imad Wasim
8. Shadab Khan
9. Muhammad Nawaz
10. Faheem Ashraf
11. Hassan Ali
12. Amir Yamin
13. Muhammad Amir
14. Ruman Raees
15. Usman Shinwari
16. Sohail Khan