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Misbah & Younis in MCC team v Afghanistan

The pair scored a total of 28,922 international runs for Pakistan
The pair scored a total of 28,922 international runs for Pakistan

Pakistan duo Misbah Ul-Haq and Younis Khan complete a star-studded MCC line-up for the historic fixture against Afghanistan on Tuesday 11 July at Lord’s.

The two batsman, who hit 28,922 international runs between them, join a list of legends that are due to play in the match including former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara and ex-West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

The fixture will give spectators one of the last chances to see both players in action following their retirements from international duty with Pakistan - finishing with a flourish by clinching their first ever series win against the West Indies last month.

During his international career, Misbah hit 5,222 Test runs during his career at an average of 46.62 with a further 5,122 runs in One-Day Internationals.

Younis meanwhile finished with a Pakistan record 10,099 Test runs at average of 52.20 while also adding 7,249 runs in One-Day Internationals for his country. 

Captained by former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum, MCC will face an Afghanistan side appearing at the Home of Cricket for the very first time in their history in a 50-over match

With a total of 42,690 One-Day International runs scored within the line-up, MCC’s side also contains England all-rounder Samit Patel and former England wicketkeeper Chris Read.

Ireland pair Tim Murtagh and George Dockrell are part of the bowling attack with Surrey bowler Stuart Meaker and Durham seamer Chris Rushworth completing the line-up.

Afghanistan’s progress as a one-day side was witnessed last year after the nation reached the Super 10 of the World Twenty20 finals in India, beating West Indies by six runs in Nagpur.

More recently, spinner Rashid Khan and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi have featured for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year’s IPL campaign.

A similar fixture last year saw MCC beaten by Nepal in front of a crowd of nearly 6,000 at Lord's.

Tickets are now on sale for the match with prices set at £20 for Adults, £10 for Over-65s and £5 for Under 16s.

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MCC's side in full: 

Player Country
Brendon McCullum (C) New Zealand
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka
Younis Khan Pakistan
Misbah Ul-Haq Pakistan 
Shivnarine Chanderpaul  West Indies 
Samit Patel England
Chris Read (W) England
George Dockrell Ireland 
Chris Rushworth  England 
Stuart Meaker England
Tim Murtagh Ireland 

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