Independence Cup – Pakistan vs World XI T20 Series

Independence Cup Results: Pakistan win series 2 – 1

Independence Cup Results

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 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.

Breaking: World XI Squad Lands in Lahore!

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

Pakistan Squad:

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.

Pakistan vs World XI Tickets

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

Country Telecast Channel
Pakistan Ten Sports, PTV Sports
India Dsports
UK Prime TV
Bangladesh Gazi TV
USA Willow TV
Sri Lanka Dialog
Africa Supersport

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.


151 comments… add one
  • Raaz Jul 5, 2017, 7:27 pm

    Hi All Members,
    Am Raaz from India,
    I Love to read all the comments, really it’s a good sign for Pakistan that World XI will play matches there.
    Why you people think that Indian Player like Virat, MS, Rohit, Dhawan, ..etc will not attend the match which will be host in Pakistan?
    I want to share a honest thing is All Indian Player have real interest to play a game there in Pakistan, But due to security issue and border tension, max. players don’t have interest to play a game there, It’s a sad situation i guess bcoz. around 8 years all Pakistani cricket fans are unable to see a grt match in their stadium between Pakistan and other nations, but can anyone deeply understand who is responsible for this sad situation, i guess your govt. and security personnel, why don’t you people appeal against your govt. for that sad situation?
    i want to give you all a example…. Mumbai terror attack was happened in the year 2008, after all 2011 world cup hosted by India (maximum matches played in India).. why? After terror attack in 2008 security system inside India was very very tight and govt. helps a lot regarding this, so i request you people to appeal and strongly Protest this thing against Terrorism and request your govt. to take best possible action against them. Because for this reason Pakistan unable to host a international match in their home ground. If Pakistan Team touring to Srilanka and same incidence happens with them, Then do you people think,,, how you all will be hurt?

  • saleem ansari Jul 2, 2017, 8:18 pm

    Ye bohat khushi ki bat he k Dunya k wold plyer hamary Pakistan me ayen gen well come to Pakistan all cricket ceptans

  • Mubashir Warsi Jul 2, 2017, 4:07 pm

    Matches must be playled at Different Cities of Pakistan Like Karachi,Multan ,Faislabad, Lahore. May Allah Bring Peace and Prosperity in Pakistan Allah bless Pakistan.

  • A-R Jul 1, 2017, 9:06 am

    Yar ye World XI mein World Ki Team Khele GI ya
    World K 11 Bestman khilen gen ?

    • ZARGHAM Jul 2, 2017, 12:16 pm

      Pora world ka best players kahlain ga gin ko ICC select kara gi …. Captian Jawardena confirmed ha …. Ok ….

  • Saad Rahman Jun 30, 2017, 10:46 am

    i m the only son of Qari Bakht Rahman sb… i would like to see Ab,MS and Hasham Amla to play in pakistan

  • Ejaz Bhutta Jun 29, 2017, 2:49 pm

    It’s a good idea to come back cricket in Pakistan

  • muhammad zain Jun 25, 2017, 12:22 am

    that s very good.ahmed shehzad b khaily ga kya

    • ABDUL JABBAR JOKHIO KARACHI Jul 5, 2017, 5:33 pm


  • Mansoor ali nindwani Jun 24, 2017, 12:53 am

    Muje bohat khushi ke match pakistan pe ho rhe he pakistan zindabad

  • Umair shah Jun 19, 2017, 11:12 pm

    Ye to boht achi khabar ha good luck teem pakistan

  • Aaqib jalalani May 7, 2017, 3:01 pm

    Good news

  • Abdur Raheem May 6, 2017, 4:01 am

    Its all about for the revival of International Cricket In Pakistan.,

  • M usman Apr 19, 2017, 11:15 am

    Ye Jo world 11 cric team sep me pak ke hilaf 4t20 matches kelne aaengy is me pcb ko chaiea ke ye charo matches isl.lah.pes. Aur karachi me karae.

  • Anonymous Apr 4, 2017, 11:17 am

    Lekin squad me kon kon hai or world t20 11 ka captain to virat kohli hai to wo kia Pakistan ayega or dusre players please some one tell me?

  • hasnain kk Mar 22, 2017, 8:50 am

    Lahore ho ya Karachi ho tou Pakistan main raha h naa nafratein khatam Karen pyar batain

    • aqeel bajwa Mar 24, 2017, 9:53 am

      pakistan team best off luck ,. Mujha boht khoshi hain jo match pakistan main hona ja rha hain

  • Saqlain Khan Mar 21, 2017, 2:11 pm

    I do not think that Icc can convince International players to play in Pakistan but if this tour gets successful then it is very rare for Pakistan cricket then many overseas teams will visit Pakistan.And hope the whole PSL to be played in my beloved country Pakistan

  • Noor Zaman Mar 21, 2017, 11:13 am

    I am from faisalabad. One of these matches should be held in my city.

  • Arsalan Raza Roy Mar 20, 2017, 6:01 am

    Please select Sahiwal stadium

  • Arsalan Raza Roy Mar 20, 2017, 5:59 am

    Lahore Is Good Choice
    because it is safe place.

    • Muhammad Saqlain Mar 21, 2017, 2:06 pm

      It’s not safe because there was an attack on Srilankan team

    • Saqlain Khan Mar 21, 2017, 2:07 pm

      If this series get successful then many overseas team will tour to Pakistan

  • Valeed Mar 15, 2017, 7:59 pm

    Just desperatly waiting for that

  • Valeed Mar 15, 2017, 7:57 pm

    Super duper excited for that series, hoping that more international cricket team vow to play in PAKISTAN

  • Abdul Jabbar Mar 11, 2017, 4:05 pm


  • ali asad Mar 10, 2017, 7:58 am

    i hope boom boom play in this matches

    • Aaqib jalalani May 7, 2017, 3:00 pm

      What a good news afridi again play cricket

  • Qaiser shahzad Mar 9, 2017, 8:17 am

    T20 4 match 4 graund pindi krachi Lahore multan stadium

  • Muhammad ABID Mar 9, 2017, 6:16 am

    What about Karachi?????????

  • Saqlain Khan Mar 7, 2017, 1:32 pm

    Why they haven’t change the venue ediots is there only Gaddafi stadium in Pakistan there also many stadiums in Pakistan then what is the mean of the other stadiums

    • arslan butt Mar 24, 2017, 10:35 am

      ho to pakistan me raha hai gahan bi ho

      • qari Bakht Rahman Jun 30, 2017, 10:38 am

        i m from manyar swat icc should give an
        internationl states to these matches

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