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However, in the recent development, Morgan ruled himself out of the match due to a broken finger and ICC has named Shahid Afridi as the captain of the World XI.

Surrey's 19-year-old all-rounder Sam Curran along with England fast bowler Tymal Mills have also been added to the World XI squad. The ball hit him on the top of the ring finger of his right hand.

Eoin Morgan, whose participation as captain of the ICC World XI side in the fund-raising Twenty20 worldwide against the Windies at Lord's on Thursday, was scuttled after he fractured a finger, is confident about being fit in time to face the visiting Australians next month.

Meanwhile, Morgan suffered the injury during Middlesex's game against Somerset.

The 26-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman from Kent, who has played 13 ODIs and 17 T20Is for England, said he was thrilled at the prospect of playing in the 31 May match.

Morgan had picked up the injury during the Royal London One-Day cup in an encounter against Somerset on Sunday (May 27).

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The left-handed batsman was set to captain the World XI in a game granted global status by the worldwide Cricket Council, which is being held to raise funds for stadiums in Dominica and Anguilla damaged by hurricanes previous year.

England then host Australia in a five-match series starting on 13 June.

The hard-hitting batsman tweeted: "It's a great honour to be leading the ICC World XI side, that too for such a good cause".

That put him out of the Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge, and Shahid Afridi has since taken over as captain with Sam Billings replacing Morgan in the ICC World XI squad.

"It is not a huge concern, it is one we can hopefully manage past in about a week."ICC World XI squad: Shahid Afridi (C), Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tymal Mills".


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