As the festivities went off at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore, cricket returned to the country which has been deprived for eight years and the fans will take time to soak it in. The game panned out as it was planned, as Pakistan managed to overhaul a weak bowling attack of the World XI and so will be the case in the coming matches. Babar Azam was the star and his plutonic rise at the highest level is radical.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (c) (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Sohail Khan, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Yamin, Usman Khan.
World XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Tim Paine (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Grant Elliott, Thisara Perera, Ben Cutting, Darren Sammy, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Samuel Badree, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood.
Faf du Plessis (Captain Pick)