A fractured finger has ruled Eoin Morgan out of the ICC World XI squad for the Twenty20 International against the Windies at Lord’s on May 31.
England’s limited-overs skipper was due to captain the World XI in a showcase fixture being held as part of #CricketRelief.
Compatriot Sam Billings will take his place in the side, while all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who represented his country in over 500 international matches, will be given captaincy duties. Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran and England speedster Tymal Mills have also been added.
Andy Flower, the former England coach who is standing in for Andrew Strauss as director of England cricket, said: “It is not a bad crack but it is bad enough to keep him out of tomorrow’s Middlesex game and the World XI game. It is not a huge concern, it is one we can hopefully manage past in about a week.”
All the proceeds from this match will be used to redevelop stadia in the Caribbean, which were damaged by hurricanes last year.