Independence Cup Results: Pakistan win series 2 – 1
Independence Cup – Pakistan v World XI T20 Series (September 12-15 2017)
The first ever Independence Cup series was won by Pakistan when they beat the World XI 2-1 in the three-match series.
Pakistan won the first game of the series that was played in Lahore on September 12 before the World XI came back to tie it on September 13. In a grand finale that was held on September 15, Pakistan piled up 183 batting first before bowling World XI out for 150 in reply.
Ahmed Shehzad was declared the man-of-the-match in the final T20I while Babar Azam, for his three successive good scores, was awarded the man-of-the-series award.
In what came as a good news for Pakistan cricket and Pakistan Super League fans, ICC have approved plans to send World XI team to Pakistan for T20 series in Lahore later this year. The overseas World XI players are being offered $100,000 to play in Pakistan. According to sources tickets price for the Independence Cup of World XI at Lahore will start from 500, 2500, 4000 & 6000. Tickets can be purchase online from Eticketing.pk. Pakistan vs World XI tickets are also available at the following retail outlets.
Pakistan have named their squad for the historic Independence Cup T20I series against the World XI that will be played in September. Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead the 16-member side that will have many of the players who featured in the recently-concluded Champions Trophy.
Faf du Plessis will lead the World XI side that will take on Pakistan in a three-match T20 series in September.
Giving him company will be his South African teammate Hashim Amla, David Miller and fellow fast bowler Morne Morkel and leg-spinner Imran Tahir. Among others, West Indies’ Samuel Badree and Darren Sammy, Australians George Bailey, Ben Cutting and Tim Paine, Kiwi Grant Elliot, Tamim Iqbal from Bangladesh, Englishman Paul Collingwood, and Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera, will all be a part of the World XI squad.
World XI Squad:
Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Samuel Badree, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, Grant Elliot, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy
Sarfraz Ahmad (captain), Faheem Ashraf, Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir (to miss due to injury), Shoaib Malik, Baber Azam, Imad Wasim, Umer Amin, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Amir Yamin, Hassan Ali, Ruman Raees, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Khan
Pakistan vs World XI Tickets
PCB has announced World XI vs Pakistan ticket prices for all the stands. You can purchase the match tickets at the Gaddafi Stadium box office or online. Tickets are priced between Rs 500 to Rs 6000.
Not surprisingly, tickets costing Rs500 to Rs2,000 have been in a very high demand and you should look to buy them before they get sold out.
The three-match series between Pakistan XI and the International XI will be played on September 12, 13 and 15 and rather interestingly, these T20Is will be given full international status according to reports.
Players from the World XI side are being offered a whopping $100,000 apiece to travel to Pakistan to participate in this series against the Pakistan XI side. Also, former Zimbabwean captain and England coach Andy Flower is expected to coach the World XI team if things went to plan.
Independence Cup Pakistan Broadcast Rights 2017
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How to watch Pakistan vs World XI Independence Cup Live?
The first ever edition of the Pakistan-World XI series will take place this September and apart from the immense interest this series has for fans wanting to watch it live at the ground and on television, you can watch Independence cup 2017 live streaming online on Cricketgateway.
In Pakistan, the three-match series will be telecast on PTV and Ten Sport, while its live stream can also be watched online. In India, the rights for the Pakistan-World XI game have been won by the DSPORT channel. Prime TV will broadcast the Independence Cup Pakistan cricket in UK.
Independence Cup World XI vs Pakistan 2017 Results
Pakistan vs World XI 1st T20: Pakistan won by 20 runs
Pakistan vs World XI 2nd T20: World XI won by 7 wickets
Pakistan vs World XI 3rd T20: Pakistan won by 33 runs
All matches will take place at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore and will begin at 19:00 local time.
The Independence Cup Background:
Speaking to a Pakistani TV channel, PCB chief Shahrayan Khan had earlier announced said former Zimbabwean captain and England coach Andy Flower will take over the same role with the International XI side and the likes of Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, Luke Ronchi and Tim Paine could well be a part of the side.
Pakistan haven’t hosted internationals since a 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan national side, with only a tour by the Zimbabwe side in 2015 breaking that run of eight years.
The PCB did manage to host the PSL Final at Lahore in the second season where a few international cricketers had been happy to be a part and were afforded Z-security. There are talks of eight of the games in the third edition of the PSL to be held in Pakistan but the PSL schedule for the third season is yet to be released. The World XI vs Pakistan XI tickets information will also be revealed soon and we will have all the updates on this site as usual.
More recently, in the PSL 2017 final, a total of six overseas cricketers had refused to tour the country including Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Tymal Mills and Rilee Rossouw. Among the players who visited Lahore for the PSL Final were Dawid Malan, Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy, Chris Jordan, Morne van Wyk, Anamul Haque, Sean Ervine and Rayad Emrit. The Peshawar Zalmi won the tournament by beating the Quetta Gladiators in a historic final.
The ICC had planned to host this series in order to kick-start a process through which international cricket can be reintroduced in the country after the 2009 terror attacks had left it starved of international cricket for all these years.
In recent times, only Zimbabwe has toured Pakistan for an international series, but even that news is now two years old. Last year, the PSL final was played in Pakistan while there are talks that about eight games will be held in Pakistan this season of the PSL.
Now there are also talks that Sri Lanka and West Indies will both tour Pakistan to play a few T20Is later this year.