Du Plessis, 33, is one of five South Africans named in a 14-man squad released on the ICC Twitter feed. The squad includes representatives from seven nations for the games, which will have international status, in Lahore on Sept 12, 13 and 15.
"I am honored to have been appointed as the captain of such a diverse team." Faf du Plessis, captain of World XI that'll play 3 T20Is in PAK— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) August 24, 2017
The three T20Is will be played on September 12, 13 and 15. All games in Lahore. https://t.co/l2uxuCbn7D — Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) August 24, 2017Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, David Miller and Imran Tahir are the other South Africans. Three Australians, George Bailey, Ben Cutting and Tim Paine, have been selected alongside two West Indians and one player each from England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh's opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has also been included in the squad.