Pakistan XI vs World XI 1st T20 at Gadaffi Stadium: When and where to watch Independence Cup live streaming

Pakistan have a chance to entertain their home crowd against World XI as they have not witnessed an international match in over two years

The focus shifts back to cricket now as Pakistan XI take on World XI in the first T20I of Independence Cup 2017 at Gadaffi Stadium. The security is tight as international cricket returns to Pakistan after a long gap of 2 years. This three matches T20I series has been touted as a historic series. All the players are excited to be the part of a historic start. Faf du Plessis-led World XI will be looking to dominate the hosts in the first T20I whereas Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan side will eye a win in the series opener and create a buzz around the town.

Pakistan have not played international cricket since their triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Their star player Mohammad Amir is set to miss at least the first T20I as he is in England with his wife and newborn baby. Paul Collingwood playing in this match will be one of the attractions as he has not played international cricket since 2011. Though the 41-year-old has not lost his sheen and recently became the oldest player to hit a T20 century.

Match Timings: 

The first T20I will start from 20:00 IST.


All the T20Is of Independence Cup will be played at Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore.

Where to watch live streaming?

The live streaming of Pakistan XI vs World XI will be available on around the globe.

Where to watch live telecast on TV?

For Indian users, the match will be broadcasted by DSports.

Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan, Sohail Khan

World XI Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, George Elliott, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Tim Paine (wk), Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir