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World Series Cricket Rest of the World XI
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CaptainEngland Tony Greig
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The World Series Cricket Rest of the World XI was a cricket team representing the Rest of the World in World Series Cricket (WSC).[1] Their first game was against the Australia XI in 1978. World Series Cricket ended in 1979 after the Australia XI tour to West Indies; the side was captained by former England captain Tony Greig, who was assigned to recruit his teammates. Greig's former England teammates Derek Underwood, Dennis Amiss, John Snow and star wicketkeeper Alan Knott were signed along with many players from Pakistan, including national icon Imran Khan. Rest of the World XI also offered competitive international class cricket to players from South Africa, who were then banned from international cricket, such as Barry Richards, Garth Le Roux and Mike Procter.


No. Player Nationality
1 Tony Greig  England
2 Dennis Amiss  England
3 Asif Iqbal  Pakistan
4 Eddie Barlow  South Africa
5 Richard Hadlee  New Zealand
6 Imran Khan  Pakistan
7 Javed Miandad  Pakistan
8 Alan Knott  England
9 Garth Le Roux  South Africa
10 Haroon Rashid  Pakistan
11 Majid Khan  Pakistan
12 Mushtaq Mohammed  Pakistan
13 Mike Procter  South Africa
14 Clive Rice  South Africa
15 Barry Richards  South Africa
16 Sarfraz Nawaz  Pakistan
17 John Snow  England
18 Taslim Arif  Pakistan
19 Derek Underwood  England
20 Bob Woolmer  England
21 Zaheer Abbas  Pakistan


  1. ^ "World XI into final". The Canberra Times (via Trove). Fairfax Media. 24 December 1978. p. 24. Retrieved 16 September 2017.

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