Pandya and Karthik named in World XI team vs West Indies

The West Indies, the reigning ICC World Twenty20 champion, will be led by Carlos Brathwaite, in the charity math, which will be played at the Lord's on May 3.

Hardik Pandya (left) and Dinesh Karthik during an exhibition match. (File Photo)   -  Vivek Bendre

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the names of Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik, as India’s representatives in the ICC World XI team that will play the West Indies in a charity Twenty20 match at the Lord’s on May 31.

Proceeds from the game will be used to rebuild and renovate five grounds damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean islands.

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The venues include the Ronald Webster Park in Anguilla, the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua, the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica, the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in the British Virgin Islands and the Carib Lumber Ball Park in St. Maarten.

The West Indies is the reigning ICC World Twenty20 champion and will be led by Carlos Brathwaite, and the side includes other top names like Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree and Andre Russell.