Morgan relishing Lord's clash

07 May 2018 10:23:46 EST

Eoin Morgan says it is a great honour to be leading the World XI against West Indies at Lord's later this month.

England one-day captain Morgan is in heading up a global team to take the Windies on in a Twenty20 contest to raise funds for five Caribbean cricket grounds affected by hurricanes in recent times.

New Zealand pair Luke Ronchi and Mitchell McClenaghan are the latest names to be added to the representative team.

"It's a great honour to be leading a side which has a selection of players from a number of nations and I can't wait to get on to the field for what promises to be an engrossing contest," said Morgan.

"The build-up to the event on 31st May has been very exciting with new additions announced on a regular basis and the anticipation has been growing daily. I'm sure all the players, including those of the Windies side, are eager to play at Lord's.

"It's a fantastic feeling that we will be all getting together for a good cause. The cricket fraternity should be very proud that the funds raised from the match will help rebuild the stadia in the Caribbean and also contribute to the growth of the game."

Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik (both India), Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik (both Pakistan), Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal (both Bangladesh), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka) and Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) are the other names involved against Carlos Brathwaite's reigning Twenty20 world champions.

England are 5/1 to win the Twenty20 World Cup in 2020 while West Indies can be backed at 9/1, Pakistan at 14/1 and New Zealand at 6/1.

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