Faf du Plessis is currently South Africa's T20I and Test captain    AFP
Faf du Plessis is currently South Africa’s T20I and Test captain AFP

With the ICC World XI tour of Pakistan already taking shape, sources from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have revealed that South Africa‘s current Test and T20I skipper Faf du Plessis is all set to lead the ICC World XI. They also said that ICC are currently planning the financial aspects of the tour, and once the deal is done with the players, the team would be announced soon thereafter. PCB Chairman Najam Sethi had aslo said that about 15 players from seven countries had agreed to tour Pakistan with the ICC World XI. Sarfraz Ahmed: Playing international cricket at home a golden opportunity for PAK players

“Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI tournament in Pakistan. India, however, has declined to send players,” said Sethi, as reported by Dawn. Also former Zimbabwean Andy Flower would be coaching the World XI side. The confirmation of the tour was made in June 2017, while the ICC decided to have a three-match T20 series, as they aim to revive international cricket in Pakistan who have not hosted a major series since 2009. Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur too has welcomed the move by the ICC.